This spring, have the best lawn on the block with these 5 pro-tips from your property management! Remember, any major changes to the landscape need to be approved by us – but these tips can and should be done each spring to maintain the beautiful quality of your lawn!
- Controlling Weeds
The best time to spray to prevent weeds is in the spring! If you’re able to spray on a dewy morning – or the morning after it rains, because we are in Colorado – the earlier you can do it, the better. The dew/rain absorbing in to the soil will take the weed chemicals with it, making it easier to control any weeds that pop in this summer.
2. Seeding and Planting
If you plan on laying down any grass seeds this spring – make sure you don’t do it within a week of spraying to prevent weeds. The weed killing spray will also kill off your grass seed! Try to space them at least two weeks apart, and unless you’re planning on watering your grass seed every three hours – try to do it as early as you can, before the hot season in Colorado starts!
3. Trim your Bushes and Perennials
Now – this doesn’t mean destroy them. It just means to trim off any dead or sick branches from your bushes, and maybe make sure that their shape and size is aesthetically pleasing! If your property has any Colorado wild rose bushes, make sure to trim off any buds that are budding too soon, or your plant might not bloom in-season. This is the biggest part of making sure that you would win the unspoken best lawn contest!
4. Aerate, Aerate, Aerate
Always aerate your lawn in early to mid- summer – which, in Colorado, is going to be in the next couple of weeks. You don’t need permission from us to do this, but if you’re going to do it yourself, make sure that you don’t over-aerate your lawn, as that will over-oxygenate the grass and it will destroy the lush green grass.
5. Watering Your Lawn
If you have a sprinkler system that needs to be turned on, we as your property management will take care of it. Otherwise, the lawn will need to be watered once a week during late spring, early summer, and at the end of the summer too. In the mid-summer, when temperatures reach their peak at 107 degrees, it’s recommended to do so twice a week. Never water your lawn in the middle of the day – either before 5 am, or after 6 pm. With this being said – Colorado has 66% of its normal moisture this year – which puts us at higher fire danger and drought conditions. Follow drought rules, and you – and your lawn – will make it through the summer.
With these tips, and a little bit of elbow grease, you’re sure to have the best lawn on your block! Happy Spring!