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Thursday, May 14th

Landscaping is our Middle Name

Like people, properties can sometimes need a make-over. Impress your neighbors…
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Friday, May 2nd

It's Time to Begin Preparing Your Plants for Summer

We've made it through winter (nearly) and your plants are excited to get out in the sunshine…
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Thursday, May 1st

Join us for our latest Sales

Visit our garden center to stock up on beautiful flowers to make your garden area your special…
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5 Steps to Preparing your Lawn for Summer

Time is moving forward, and seasons are changing, and summer is here once again. With that, it is time to get back out there and get your lawn ready to take on these next few sunny months. So, slap on that sunscreen, and get your lawn tools ready, let’s take a look at these five steps to prepare your lawn for the upcoming summer so will not lose any of that luscious green that your lawn has.

5 Steps to Preparing your Lawn for Summer


Step 1 — Get your Lawn Mower Ready

With the snows all gone, and routine rains coming in, you can expect some serious lawn growth to be on the rise. To keep your lawn growth in check, you will need to mow your grass once to twice a week, in order to avoid having to deal with a lawn that resists your trimming to an extreme level. Mowing at such a constant rate will also lessen the time and effort you will need to commit to the act.

Step 2 — Get Rid of the Undesirables

With the onset of excessive moisture and shade comes the moss and sturdy weeds that can plague your lawn. Chemical treatments and excessive raking can get rid of any moss infestations; the weeds may be peskier, but there are plenty of tips you can read up on to get rid of these plants.

Step 3 — Feeding Time

In the vein of Little Shop of Horrors Audrey 2, you have to feed those plants. Summer is the time of excessive grass growth, and therefore, these plants will need an ample supply of food and water.

Step 4 — Fill those Holes

You may find patches, and holes in your lawn; you have to break up these patches’ soil and fill it with seeds. Make sure to gently water the area to promote growth.

Step 5 — Water Responsibly

Make sure that you are watering your lawn evenly and routinely. Generally speaking, watering your lawn every seven to ten days should do the trick.

5 Steps to Preparing your Lawn for Summer

Green Thumb Wi.

At Green Thumb, we have worked to be elite landscapers and some of the most trustworthy garden center operators in Wisconsin. If you have any questions about the role that bees play in our environment or want to know more about how they can directly impact the livelihood of your personal garden, feel free to give us a call! Call at (715) 832-4553.