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Minnesota winters can take a toll on your property.  Debris like branches and leaves can accumulate into quite an eyesore come spring. It takes a lot of effort to get your lawn and landscaping ready for the warm weather.  Let PA Lawn Service do the work for you.  The visual benefits that Spring Services provide is only the beginning.  You may also realize a cleanup is beneficial for promoting the healthy growth of your plants and shrubs. It reduces mold and bacteria growth which can be harmful to plants and flowers.  Here are a few of the services we recommend for spring.

Spring Clean Up

Leftover debris from Fall and Winter are blown out of landscaped beds, leaves and debris are mulched, blown, and removed from all turf areas. The debris is then taken offsite.  You may think of leaf removal as a job for the fall but leaves can accumulate over the winter months and the same benefits to cleaning up leaves in the fall has the same benefits in the spring. The big difference is in the spring the debris can be unsightly. The result is a yard free of debris and grass fluffed and ready for fertilizer and the growing season to begin.

De-Thatching

First – what is thatch? Thatch is the layer of dead plant material located between root system and green grass. A thin layer of thatch is desirable. However, it is a Spring time must in Minnesota. Dethatching is the process of removing thatch build up from the base of the lawn in order to allow moisture, oxygen, sunlight and fertilizers to better reach the soil. Thatch is a natural process but it is import to prevent thatch build up for the overall health of grass. When the thatch layer begins to get to thick it can be a place where diseases fester and harbors unwanted pests.

Crabgrass Preventer – pre-emergent

Crabgrass preventer is a pre-emergent herbicide that works by inhibiting the growth of seedlings. The herbicide must be applied before the seed germinates.

Spring Fertilizer

Spring Fertilizer is the first application of the season and provides nutrients to help the lawn recover from the winter stress and bring color back to the yard.

Weekly Mowing

Mowing – Proper mowing is an important step in maintaining lush turf.  We mow your lawn to the appropriate seasonal height, trim around all landscaped areas, trees, hard surfaces, sidewalks, drives and entry ways.  We finish by using high powered blowers to make sure all clippings are blown off all hard surfaces.  Professionally maintained equipment along with our professional staff will make sure your property is neat and tidy.  Our professional equipment and diligent and courteous staff assures a quick efficient service.

Broadleaf Control

Early summer weed control focuses primarily on dandelion and other broadleaf weeds that start to emerge as temperatures increase.

Mulch Freshening

Flower gardens and landscape beds should get a fresh layer of mulch in the Spring.  It is one of the best things you can do for your garden.  The benefits of mulch start with how clean and fresh it can make the yard look.  Fresh mulch goes way beyond appearance.  Mulch is very nutrient rich.  It also reduces the amount of water needed by helping the soil retain moisture, it inhibits the germination of weeds, and also helps maintain soil temperatures to reduce stress to plants.

Bed Treating

Early Spring we suggest treating mulch and mildly infested rock beds with trifluralin.  This should be applied every 90 days.

Hedge/Shrub Trimming

Typically done two times a season (depending on shrub types as well).  Proper trimming promotes new thicker growth, healthier flowering, along with maintain a kept appearance, height, and shape.