It can sometimes be a tough decision in Loveland, Fort Collins, and Windsor of when to start working on your yard. The weather in Northern Colorado can be unpredictable at best. So when is the right time to start doing all of those Spring Cleanup chores?
The best time to do spring chores in our bi-polar state is…… Whenever you get a few sunny days! Sounds really insightful right? The fact is, spring cleanups are really a result of all the leaves, gunk, and growth that occurred from October to March. Anytime is a good time to get rid of all that unwanted debris. Once March peaks its lovely head around this wonderful state, you really can’t go wrong by scheduling your Spring Cleanup.
So, here is a bigger question. when is the right time to aerate and fertilize? The ideal time to for your first fertilization is when your grass begins its active growing stage. For most of us in Loveland, Ft. Collins and surrounding areas, that happens right around April 20th. Aeration can really be done anytime from March 1st- November 1st, but there are definitely ideal times and those are typically when the ground 2-3″ under your lawn is thawed. If the ground beneath your lawn is too hard, it doesn’t matte how fancy or advanced your aerator is, it will not penetrate deep enough to make a difference.
Your first fertilization should never be done before you grass begins its growing process. The grass does not need to be growing enough for a cut yet, but it should be starting its growing phase by showing signs of greening. If fertilization is done any sooner, you could burn your grass and regret it for the entire year.
As always, the pros at LawnPro will be more than happy to schedule and lawn mowing, fertilization, spring cleanup, aeration, or any other service that your lawn may require. We are always just a call away 🙂