We often discuss the ways you can integrate lawn care and lighting services into your landscaping routine to better the quality of your property. However, some of the best work you can do is not actually outdoors. Part of the reason we post so much educational content is to give our readers and potential clients a chance to make informed decisions for themselves. Oftentimes it takes to research and time to figure out the best course of action for your landscape. One of the best times to do this research is in the winter, before the explosion of growth in the spring. Instead of scouring the internet, we gathered some of the wintertime research you need for your spring landscape.

Aeration: Compaction Solution

After a cold winter, your soil might be feeling firm. This is not a mind trick; your soil is very likely compact. This happens when the soil freezes, and experiences foot traffic to further the problem. When soil is too compact, nutrients are unable to move freely from the topsoil to the root systems. No nutrients mean poor health for your turf, so you might be researching a solution. Aeration is the solution you have been looking for. It removes circular cores from the soil, opening airflow. It is best done in the springtime right as your turf begins to grow at a rapid rate. 

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Pest Control: Keeping Out Critters

If your lawn has ever taken on a patch of brown or begun to decay, you have probably researched potential causes. In doing so we are sure you have seen that brown patches can be caused by many different stimuli. Drought conditions, lawn disease, and even lawn pests. It is the latter you should really be worried about, as Texas is home to some scary bugs. They can do much more than cause a brown patch, potentially causing irreparable damage to your turf. The best way to proceed is with pre-emergent pest control treatments as spring comes along to keep pests out before they can establish.

Spring Fertilization: Organic or Synthetic?

Another recent topic of research has been the difference between organic and synthetic fertilizers. We make it no secret that we prefer and only employ organic fertilizers and with good reason. To keep it simple, organic fertilizer stays true to the biodiversity of your soil, adding organic matter from which roots can grab nutrients naturally. Synthetic fertilizers come with a myriad of risks to the health of your turf. To speed up your research on the issue, we have previous blogs published on the topic here.


Winter Time Research For Your Spring Landscape

Higher Ground: The Research Resource

If you ever find yourself struggling to find the information you need on a lawn care or lighting topic, never hesitate to reach out. Whether you are a client or not, we are always happy to help residents improve the quality of their outdoor space. Give us a call anytime and we will point you in the right direction.

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