Spring has finally sprung and the cold, windy weather is finally starting to dissipate here in Northern Colorado. You know what that means; it’s time to get back out there and do some lawn work! Whether you love working on your yard or hate it, we can all be happy about one thing: getting an early start on yard maintenance. For those who love it, an early start means being able to accomplish more this year. Maybe you’ll be able to take on an extra landscaping project that you weren’t able to fit in last year. For those who hate yard work, well, you’ll be able to get a lot of the work out of the way so that you can enjoy your yard when summer comes around! Keep reading to learn more about spring yard maintenance and contact Mac Equipment, Inc. today if you need yard equipment repairs.

Dethatching

Dethatching is something you can do all year long as long as thatch is a problem. Although a little bit of dead grass can actually be healthy for your grass, if there’s too much, it can get clumped up and prevent water, sunlight, and other nutrients from getting to the roots of the grass. In addition to that, thatch can harbor pests and disease that will kill your grass, so that’s all the more reason to dethatch as soon as possible.

Test Your Soil

A healthy lawn has a pH level of around five to seven but may vary depending on the type of grass. If your pH level is too high, it’s called alkaline. Adding sulfate to your lawn will help decrease the pH level. If the pH is too low, it will be acidic, meaning you can add lime lawn treatment to increase the pH level. Before you do any of this, make sure you speak with a certified lawn specialist to make sure this is a good option for your grass. Different types of grass prefer different acidity levels, so it’s important to make sure you’re applying the correct quantity of treatment.

Aerate

Most grass grows during the spring, but the amount of growth you see will depend heavily on the condition of the soil. If your soil is in poor condition, you most likely won’t see much growth and your grass may even turn brown and die. The purpose of aeration is to loosen the soil, allowing grass roots room to grow and allowing nutrients and water down to the roots. There are numerous ways to aerate a lawn but gas-powered aerators tend to be the best way to go unless you have a small lawn. In the case that your lawn is small and more manageable, you can try using aeration shoes or manual push aerators.

 

 

Weeding

Late spring is the best time to start weeding as long as you actually have a serious weed problem. However, you need to make sure you don’t use too much fertilizer or avoid using it at all if possible. Most weeds, if you get to them in early or late spring won’t come back later during the summer, and if they do, you can start applying slow-release fertilizer.

Get professional repairs

Spring is a time when many people are eager to get back out and do yard work, but how will you do this if you have a mower that isn’t working properly? Although it’s easy to perform simple maintenance tasks like cleaning, replacing oil, and sharpening blades, your mower still might not be up to snuff to handle everything you need it to do. This is the perfect time to call your local small engine repair company in Loveland, Mac Equipment Inc.

Don’t own a decent mower? No problem. We have a large selection of used lawn equipment for sale from mowers to aerators to snowblowers and beyond. We’ve been a family-owned business since our establishment in 1995 and have always had customer service as our highest priority. Mac Equipment Inc. is your largest outdoor power equipment company in Northern Colorado, so give us a call and we’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for.