Spring is knocking on the door, which means it’s time to head over to the Hurst Farm Supply, and stock up on everything you need for spring yard care and landscaping. By starting your yard work now, you have the best shot at creating a lawn that’s equipped to resist damage from weeds, foot traffic, weather, and pests all year.
Remove Yard Thatch
Yard thatch (grass clippings, tiny sticks, dead leaves, etc) prevents grass from getting enough sunlight, resulting in bare spots or yellow patches of grass. Spending an hour or two raking your entire yard not only ensures the landscape looks great the rest of the year, but is also a great source of exercise.
Tools that help with thatch removal include rakes, hoes, leaf blowers, and yard carts.
Aerate Your Lawn
Lawn care experts recommend aerating your yard every 1-3 years, with areas that experience a great deal of traffic or that have quite a bit of clay in the soil getting aerated the most often. Aerating enables the root bed to absorb the water and nutrients. In West Texas, early spring is the best time to tackle this chore. While you could use a pitchfork to aerate your yard, the quickest way to handle the task is to attach an aerator tool to your lawn mower.
Clean Up Your Flower Beds
Before you can start filling your flower beds with spring blooms, you have to first prepare them. Not only does this require adding mulch and fertilizer, but also using a lawn edger to remove unwanted weeds and long grass from the edges of your raised beds. Edgers and brush cutters can also be used to keep the sides of your driveway and walkways tidy.
Prune Your Trees
Removing dead or broken branches from trees in the early spring helps keep the tree healthy, and your landscaping looking nice. Hurst has several chainsaws and pole pruners to help keep your trees looking great.
Tools Needed to Prep Your Yard for Spring
Now is the best time to take an inventory of your tool shed, and make sure you have everything needed to keep your yard looking great. You should have:
- Spade Shovels
- A Wheelbarrow/Yard Cart
- Hedge Trimmers
- Hand Pruners
- A Reliable Lawn Mower and Mower Attachments
Hurst Farm Supply has the tools needed to keep your lawn looking great year-round. Contact us today and learn more!