The Most Important Thing You’ll Do This Spring (That Will Improve Your Summer)
Do you feel that? Do you? It’s coming.
Oh, sweet, sweet Summer. This winter has seemed to go on for an eternity, and while we’re grateful to have the World Waterpark and the West Edmonton Mall to shake off some of the cold and gray, there is nothing quite as glorious as the first few inklings that warmer weather is coming our way. For many of us, this is the time of year where we start to clean off the grill, change out our seasonal clothes, and start planning for summer vacation with the kids. There is one more thing, however, that you need to start focusing on now, though. One thing that can make or break your entire summer:
You need to start prepping your lawn.
We know, the ground has hardly thawed and we’re talking about summer lawncare. The reality is, however, that if you neglect your lawn now, you will be paying for it all summer long. Unfortunately, if you wait until the summer to start caring for your lawn, you’ll find yourself with patchy, dry, mossy, weedy, and miserable grass. Once these symptoms start to show their ugly heads, the damage is already done and by the time you start to remedy the situation, half of the summer has passed. This is the quintessential situation where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
While there are literally dozens of things you can do to prepare your lawn for the summer, there is one treatment that stands above the rest. One treatment to rule them all: Top Dressing.
What is Top Dressing? Top Dressing is the process of adding organic compost back into your lawn in order to replenish the nutrients that have been lost over time. Even the most well cared for lawns fall victim to the nutrient-drain, and Top Dressing is one of the single most effective methods to bring the nutrient level back up to their proper levels and helps improve the overall soil health.
By evenly applying a thin layer of Top Dressing, the nutrient spent lawn is replenished, thus creating a more fertile and healthy soil for lawn and landscaping. Beyond the nutrient benefits of Top Dressing, the process creates a smoother and more even lawn surface and it can drastically reduce thatch buildup.
Sure, it might only be spring, but your summer lawn needs your attention now. If you do nothing else, consider Top Dressing to create a beautiful, healthy, and stress free lawn that you can enjoy all summer.
(And if you’re having a barbeque, save a hot dog for us.)