How to Take Care of Lawns this spring
As spring rolls along and the weather gets warmer, it’s time for homeowners to start thinking about getting their lawns ready for the 2022 season. Taking care of their property so that the yard can stand out with lovely green grass is not a tricky process, but there are a few things that you need to make sure you do. Here at Hydro-Rain®, irrigation is our business, and lawns are our specialty. Today, we would like to share some of our pro tips for lawn care to help your customers’ lawns thrive this year.
Prepare Your Lawn Mower
The success of any lawn is reliant upon the mower. It is essential to cut the grass regularly throughout the warm months, and to do that; you need to ensure you have a working mower. You could choose to take your mower to a shop for routine seasonal maintenance or do it yourself at your shop. Some tips for preparing your mower include:
- Change the oil so that it is fresh for the new season
- Clean the undercarriage to make sure the blade isn’t blocked
- Sharpen the edge for a clean cut
- Replace the spark plug and air filter
- Keep the mower in the sun to warm it up so it starts easily
- If you have a gas mower, fill a can with fresh gasoline
- If you have an electric mower, check and charge the battery
Make Sure the Yard is Mower-Friendly
While raking the fall leaves is nice, it is also good to rake up twigs and debris in the spring. Throughout the off-season, sticks that fall from trees, trash blowing from the road, or kids’ toys and pets’ toys could be hidden in the grass. These items could damage your mower and affect the way the grass grows in certain spots. Clean up the yard and remove any obstacles before mowing. It also helps to trim low-hanging tree branches or overgrown shrubs that might make it difficult for you when you are cutting the grass.
Kill Weeds and Feed the Grass
Most lawns experience weeds to some extent. If your customers have weeds, be sure to use a weed-killing product that will kill the weeds. Some products are both weed & feed, meaning they will kill the weeds and feed your grass simultaneously. Applying weed and feed will help the whole lawn consist of excellent green grass free of weeds. You might also need to add fresh seeds to any bare spots throughout the yard to keep an even layer of grass across the entire lawn.
Proper Irrigation is the Key to Grass Growth
As you might have guessed, this is the step in the process that we at Hydro-Rain® are most passionate about. Like any other plant, grass needs the correct amount of water to grow. As irrigation experts, we specialize in products that help homeowners, irrigation professionals, and even agricultural producers care for and water their properties. Our B-hyve app ecosystem is an app for your smartphone device that allows you to save water by controlling the irrigation system using Wi-Fi. B-hyve even combines artificial intelligence, live weather feeds, landscape data inputs, and system efficiency (including customizable Precipitation Rate) to help create a custom, dynamic irrigation schedule specifically for your lawn. Check out the video to learn more!
Need Help? Contact the Irrigation Specialists
We hope that your customer’s lawn thrives this season by following these tips! If you have any questions about our B-hyve app ecosystem or any other irrigation products, don’t hesitate to contact us today! Hydro-Rain® offers products built for speed, which can even help save water this year. Reach out to us for all of your irrigation needs, and we will respond as soon as we can.