Can’t you just smell it in the air? That’s right; spring is on the way. Our cooler temperatures are becoming rarer, and we’re all getting a little stir crazy from another winter spent mostly inside. Clearly, the transition is on the horizon.

What does this mean for landscaping in Calgary? It means that it is almost time for weekend gardeners, amateur landscape designers and life enthusiasts to get out and explore their backyard. But lawns are never the same after winter, so what should you do to prepare your lawn for spring?


Three Parts to Spring Lawn Preparation


During the long winter months, you should put some time into planning your garden. This means considering new garden areas, the materials required to build them and any tasks necessary to complete before beginning new projects. 

Equipment Maintenance

Maintaining your gardening equipment is an important part of any property maintenance in Calgary. This includes ensuring that you have the right inventory of tools to perform any new gardening tasks, and it also means checking your electrical equipment for signs of wear or damage. Additionally, you should ensure that your lawnmower is ready for the season, long before your first cut.

Raking/ Overseeding/ Weeding

These three activities should all occur after the winter thaw. For Calgary landscaping, removing the upper layer of detritus by raking is essential to a healthy space. Similarly, overseeding any areas you wish to populate with flowers must occur early to give the strongest the best chance of survival. And along with planting, of course, comes the chore of removing anything in your garden that you DON’T want.

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Power Raking/ Aerating

For those with a heavy thatch build-up, power raking is an effective way to remove this old layer of dead plant material. Aerating the lawn also helps to break up mineral deposits, introduce oxygen into your lawn and improve the appearance and health of your grass. We offer these services during our spring clean-ups as a way for you to avoid the costly rental fees and equipment upkeep. 

And, for anyone looking to get all the beauty of a well-tended garden without any of the hassle, we are the perfect choice. Our professional and experienced staff, along with our keen eye for landscape design, make us the best choice for landscaping in Calgary.

At Making a Difference Landscaping, we understand the importance of creating spaces that resonate with our clients. If you want us to help you achieve your landscaping vision or provide quality maintenance to your hard work’s results, please don’t hesitate to give one of our specialists in Calgary a call to discuss any of your questions.