Spring Clean Up Checklist

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Spring Clean Up Checklist

What Really Goes Into A Spring Clean Up?

A spring cleanup is a crucial element to maintaining a healthy lawn and it should be part of any good lawn maintenance program. But have you ever wondered what is really considered a spring clean up? Below, we go through the exact checklist that we use when we perform a spring clean up!

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1. Firstly, we remove all of the debris and sand that has been left on the lawn and boulevards over the winter. The sand and debris can amount to a lot over the course of the winter, as you are not out there as often to clean it off.

2. Next we remove the leaves, dead plant material, and all other debris & garbage from garden beds and under and around trees.

3. We dethatch the lawn using a special dethatching mower. We use a dethatching mower rather than a power rake, as a power rake can actually be to aggressive for the lawn to handle the majority of the time! See The Dethatching Myth Defunked!

4. We trim around all trees and other obstacles as well as edge all concrete areas. Edging makes your lawn look like carpet and gives it a well manicured appearance.

5. We give you the first mow of the season! Along with the mow, we bag all of the thatch that was previously pulled up in step 3.

6. We deep core aerate all lawn areas to allow nutrients, water, and oxygen to better reach your lawns root system.

7. We blow off all concrete areas to remove any grass clippings that may be on walk ways and the side walk.

8. We go over the property to make sure nothing was missed. At this point, your lawn will be looking beautiful and will be ready to grow this spring and summer!

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Do I Need A Spring Clean Up?

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Don’t Know If You Need A Spring Clean Up Done?

Scroll to the last paragraph for the quick answer!

Have you ever caught yourself wondering if what the lawn guys say about needing a spring clean up is true? Have you ever considered just skipping the service to save a couple bucks? Have you ever been upset with your spring clean up because you didn’t see immediate results? If you are guilty of any of these three, than you may want to read on!

The main goal of a spring clean up is to prepare your lawn for the spring and summer growing season. Every technique and service used during a spring clean up plays a crucial role in the over all health and maintenance of your lawn. To see an in depth explanation of what we do during a spring clean up, check back next week when we release our SPRING CLEAN UP CHECKLIST. For a summary of why a spring clean up is a necessity to keep your lawn healthy, continue reading!

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During a spring clean up all debris and trash is removed from your lawn. It is very common to have garbage and debris blow into your lawn over the winter, but not have it cleared because it was buried under the snow. Once the debris and trash are removed from your lawn, all leaves and dead plant material are removed out of your flower beds and off your lawn. This allows for the lawn and beds to gain more exposure to the sun allowing for better growth.

In the winter months, it is very common to have lots of gravel and sand pushed off of the road and onto your boulevard. We like to blow this sand and gravel off of your boulevard to create a much cleaner look and allow for better lawn growth. After this step, we run a lawn mower with a dedicated mulching blade over the lawn to help remove a small layer of thatch, as well as ‘poof’ up the grass a bit. This is where you see the immediate transformation from brown, dead-looking grass, to growing grass. After the de-thatching run, we do a collection run with a bagging lawn mower. This pass allows us to pick up all of the mulched thatch from your lawn. Removing this allows the lawn to breathe and absorb more sun, water, and nutrients. Finally, we run a lawn aerator over your lawn. To read more about aeration, check out The Dethatching Myth Defunked.

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In conclusion, the answer to the question “do I need a spring clean up?” is overwhelmingly YES! You do need a spring clean up if you would like to maintain a healthy lawn. The benefits of a spring clean up are many, and you will not be disappointed by us at Cleanr Mow! If you are interested in a full spring clean up, lawn aeration, or spring fertilizer, you can book an estimate now!

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When Is The Best Time To Get My Lawn Aerated?

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When Is The Best Time To Get My Lawn Aerated?

Spring, Summer or Fall?

Lawn aeration or deep core aeration is the act of removing plugs of soil from your lawn, approximately 3/4” wide and 3” deep. These plugs are then deposited on top of your lawn where they are left to decompose from watering or rain fall. The benefits of aeration are countless, but the main benefit is that it helps to quell an abundance of thatch on your lawn, which can lead to brown spots and lack of growth if not treated. Lawn aeration also allows water, nutrients, and air to reach deeper into your lawn’s root system to help promote healthy and stable growth. If you have ever been undecided between power raking your lawn and aerating it, check out The Dethatching Myth Defunked.

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Lawn Aerating

The optimal time to aerate your lawn is when the lawn has just begun leave the dormant state and will be able to heal and fill in the gaps left from the removal of the plugs. A good time frame is anywhere between the beginning of April and the beginning of May in Winnipeg. This allows time for the lawn to heal and gain all of the nutrients from the decomposing plugs before the lawn goes into full growth mode for the summer months. It is also recommended to aerate your lawn near the end of the season before it goes totally dormant. This allows extra nutrients to enter your lawn and help it survive during its hibernation through the winter months. A good time frame for this aeration is mid-September to mid-October. You don’t want to wait until a week before the snow falls though, so make sure to keep an eye on the weather!

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A good lawn care provider will recommend aeration for your lawn on a twice a year regimen. Once during your spring clean up and once during your fall clean up. This aeration schedule allows for optimal growth and nutrients to reach the root system of your lawn. Aeration at least once a year will help to keep your lawn looking lush, green, and full year round. To book your lawn aeration or a full spring clean up, call us today – (204) 960-0246!

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