Spring has finally hit New England, and with all that warm weather comes a lot of new landscaping ideas and projects for homeowners. Whether looking to install a fence, walkway, water feature, new plants, or even add a hardscape to your yard, the end goal during this time of year is to make your recently snow-covered lawn as unique and beautiful as it can be.
The truth of the matter is that while making large changes like these do tend to shift the overall feel of a landscape, there are actually many simpler ways to improve your yard, many of which revolve around your lawn maintenance plan!
Pairing Irrigation work with an effective fertilizer and preference program is one easy way to maximize your lawn maintenance service.
Seeding, pesticide applications, and fertilizer programs all often require correct timing of irrigation settings to maximize their effectiveness. For example, having one company come and apply a pesticide to your plants right before your separate company comes and runs your irrigation system, could cause the two actions to cancel out, as the water would wash away the pesticides. Getting one landscaping company that handles both fertilization and irrigation like Twin Pines, will help save you a lot of trouble when the busy season gets underway.
If getting one company to manage both of these services is impossible, the experts at Twin Pines suggest, at the very least,
having a very open communication with each company. This way lines will not get crossed, and your yard can continue to thrive!
A second simple maintenance-preparation step that you can take yourself, is installing a wireless receiver to your irrigation controller. This will allow your technician to access your system without having to bother you for access to the controller itself. Additionally, with a wireless controller, you can actually adjust the irrigation settings from anywhere in your home.
If you’re not interested in installing an entire new component to your system, a second option is to try out an irrigation-controlling App on your phone. (We at Twin Pines are actually in the process of helping a customer implement one of these Apps this season. Check back with us for updates on the quality and effectiveness of this app!)
Pre-season preparation for your irrigation system doesn’t stop at convenience, however. There are specific requirements set forth by many towns which regulate your irrigation process. Ask your irrigation company to look into these regulations for you, as they will help determine your maintenance plan for the season.
While the fertilization component of lawn care maintenance may seem much more straightforward than that of your irrigation system, there are also a lot of decisions to be made in this regard, as well.
One such decision is about the fertilization plan for your yard. For example, Twin Pines Landscaping uses a fully customizable, 5-step fertilizer program, which we utilize in order to feed and maintain your lawn while also controlling weeds and harmful insects.
This program includes the following steps:
Steps 1 & 2: Feed your lawn while preventing and controlling weed growth.
Step 3: Feed you lawn and control grubs. *This would also be the step in which to apply tick control substances
Step 4: Feed your lawn while spot spraying for weeds.
Step 5: Feed your lawn with essential nutrients for winter, paired with optimal Liming services.
If you feel passionate about remaining organic with your lawn care maintenance, look for a service provider with organic fertilizer options, like those offered by Twin Pines. These options also often are paired with organic pest control, shrub fertilizing, and “Roundup Services.”
Pest control is a very important part of maintenance that needs to be considered when planning for the season. Ask your landscaping professional if they apply Mosquito Control, Tick Control, or Ant and Surface Insect Control.
The landscaping experts at Twin Pines know how vital proper pest
control is, which is why this season they have added a recurring roundup service for customers, as part of our maintenance contract. We make sure that these treatments coincide with fertilizer applications, which add another level of consistency to your lawn care. Application is done on walkways, patios, driveways, and open planting beds to ensure every area of your yard is protected.
See if your maintenance provider provides similar services, and if so,make sure to sign up. Proactive pest control is vital to a healthy lawn.
After the winter that we in New England have lived through, lawn care this spring has to become a priority! If you do not have a quality lawn maintenance plan in place, now is the time to start looking and locking in a company that will provide consistent service which exceeds your expectations!
Living in the MetroWest MA area? Consider Twin Pines Landscaping for your irrigation system and fertilizer needs! Contact us today to set up a free, no obligation quote on your service, and check out our website at www.twinpines.biz for a full list of services our company offers!