Winter is upon us now, but spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather and growing season coming, it’s a great time to start thinking about what you’ll need to clean up your lawn and garden from winter. This could include clearing out stones or debris that ended up in your yard from plowing, leaves you didn’t rake up in the fall, or any downed limbs or sticks that fell from the weight of winter snow. Failure to care for your lawn in the spring can lead to a poor-looking lawn in the summer.
Of course, getting those springtime tasks completed is a lot easier when you have the right equipment. Let’s take a look at some of the great pieces of lawn machinery available at L.J. Elter & Son that can help you get your lawn ready for a summer of enjoyment.
Aerating your lawn is the process of poking holes into your lawn to ensure the roots get nutrients from fertilizer and can grow your lawn back full and lush. If you fail to properly aerate your lawn, you’ll basically be throwing fertilizer onto the top of the lawn and hoping that the roots will receive the nutrients. Properly aerating your lawn will ensure you have a vibrant green lawn by the middle of the spring. At L.J. Elter & Son, we have Trac Vac aerators in stock to help you get your lawn healthy this spring.
Thatch is organic buildup of dead grass, leaves and other natural debris. Dethatching your lawn is the process of removing this buildup, which can choke out your lawn if left unmanaged. Using a dethatcher will help your lawn regrow and increase the ability of roots to receiving the nutrients and moisture needed to thrive once the snow and frost breaks. Shop our selection of Trac Vac dethatchers to help you keep your lawn in great shape.
This one seems like it’s a no brainer, but most people don’t realize that mowing your lawn in the spring can be essential to proper growth in the summer months. Mowing your lawn in the spring helps get rid of dead blades and mulch up leaves and other debris that’s left over from the fall. There are multiple options for lawn mowers, whether you have a small lawn and need a simple push mower, require a riding lawn mowers for your larger property or need high-power solutions like lawn mower attachments for your tractor or a zero-turn riding lawn mower. At LJ Elter & Son, we have a full selection of mowers in stock from Ariens, Cub Cadet, Toro and more.
L.J. Elter & Son has locations across Maryland help you find the landscaping equipment you need this spring. Stop in and shop at any of our four locations today or give us a call to learn more.