How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Summer

If your dream is to have a carpet of lush, deep green grass this summer, there’s plenty of preparation that is required before you will be able to enjoy a picture-perfect lawn that complements both your home and your landscaping. Pre-summer lawn care in Pittsburgh includes several necessary steps that will not only bring out the beauty of your grass in the summer, but will also keep it green in the fall.

Spring Cleanup
A spring cleanup is a must for your yard. Since fall, it’s likely that old leaves have blown into your yard and clogged Pittsburgh Lawn Careyour beds and that tree branches and twigs are littering your lawn. Before the prep work for your property can begin, it’s important to remove all debris.


Lawn Treatments
Now that the debris is gone, your lawn should be treated four times through the fall. These treatments include custom-blended fertilizer, which prepares your grass for the growing season and replenishes nutrients that may have been lost over the winter. Pre-emergent crabgrass control and broadleaf and spot weed control work together to keep fast-growth weeds like dandelions and clover out of your yard. When applied at the right time, these treatments keep your lawn healthy and free of disease.


Weeds start to grow when the weather gets a bit warmer in the spring. Once the soil temperature is at the right point, weed seeds will germinate and weeds will appear. Some hand weeding, along with chemical application, may be necessary.


Make sure your lawn is being mowed frequently in the spring, at the start of the growing season. You should only remove up to 1/3 of the height of the grass each time so that your grass develops a healthy root system and won’t dry out.


Mulching and Edging
Some landscaping work prior to summer will help enhance your property’s curb appeal. Mulching beds and around trees, with edging to keep mulch in place, looks professional and neat.


Your Professional Pittsburgh Landscaping and Lawn Care Company
A & N Lawn Care offers packages to both commercial and residential customers that will prepare your lawn for summer and then keep it looking professional and groomed all the way through the fall. Call us today to learn more about our maintenance packages that allow you to take it easy when we ensure that your property looks great.