Oh yes, it’s that time of year once again. It’s time to get back out there and make your plan for what you expect your lawn to look like when the long days of summer are upon us, for they will be here sooner than you think.

Creating a beautiful lawn for all to enjoy!

This project included both the front and back of the property.

So in keeping with that, and in the words of my dear departed Father, “if we fail to plan, we plan to fail”.

As in life itself, we have options. Sometimes too many options, but let’s not let that get in the way of our long term goal, which for the purpose of this article is the strong, colorful, well-manicured lawn. So let’s get going.

Now I’m a “lister”.  I like to keep things simple and my goals measurable, so here’s a list for you property managers and home owners alike in order to keep this task as straight forward as possible.

Oh, just one more thing before we get started.  Some of us (not me) are just so talented and diverse in our skill sets that we can do all of the below ourselves, and if that’s you, well God bless you.  However, if that is not you, then by all means, delegate this task to those who can… Sisco Construction & Landscaping.

Spring Lawn Care Tip #1: Raking

Raking will be your first task of spring lawn care. Okay, I can hear the groans coming from all lands near and far, wherever grassy carpets are cultivated: “But we already raked leaves in the fall!” Sorry, but raking is for more than just removing leaves: it’s for controlling thatch, too. A thatch build-up of more than 1/2 inch is considered excessive. source-about


Spring Lawn Care Tip #2: Check for Compaction

Lawn aeration is the remedy for compaction. The good news is that lawn aerators can be rented at your local rental center. The bad news is that the experts recommend postponing lawn aeration until fall. But if, during your “spring lawn checkup,” you become aware of compaction, at least you can plan on setting aside some time in the fall to take care of it.. source-about


Spring Lawn Care Tip #3: Liming

Besides compaction, the presence of moss plants also signals acidity. But grass likes a neutral PH. You can solve this problem by liming your soil. But don’t expect a quick fix: the effects of liming are slow to take place. If however your lawn has been doing fine and shows no signs of suffering from acidity, don’t apply lime. Liming is only a corrective measure, not a preventive measure. source-about


And so there you go, the first three of eight tips to help you down the road (or lawn in this case) to a lawn that will last and return your efforts throughout the session. We of course are here for your property maintenance and management no matter what the need. Please consider Sisco Construction & Landscaping as your premier provider for all your commercial and residential projects. For more details or a free proposal, please contact us via email at info@siscoconstruction.com and stay tuned for the next set of tips to follow.