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Spring has sprung and with it comes the lawncare and grounds responsibilities.

  • April 13, 2023 3:43 PM
    Message # 13167082
    Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    Spring has sprung and with it comes the lawncare and grounds responsibilities.

    R. Walls, Professional Landscaper with 27 years of experience: 

    Proper grounds and lawn care is important for any public facility building, as it can create a positive impression on visitors and users. Here are some best practices to consider:

    • Develop a comprehensive grounds maintenance plan: A good grounds maintenance plan should outline tasks such as mowing, fertilization, weed control, pruning, and watering. It should also include a schedule for these tasks and identify the equipment and materials needed.
    • Choose the right grass and plants: Different grass and plant species require different levels of maintenance, so choose those that are well-suited for the climate and soil in your area. Consider using native plants that are adapted to the local environment and require less maintenance.
    • Mow and trim regularly: Regular mowing and trimming not only keep the grounds looking neat and tidy, but it also helps prevent weeds from spreading.
    • Fertilize and water appropriately: Applying fertilizer and water at the right time and in the right amounts can promote healthy growth and reduce the risk of disease.
    • Control weeds and pests: Use environmentally friendly methods to control weeds and pests, such as hand weeding, mulching, and natural predators. Avoid using harmful chemicals that can harm the environment and potentially endanger people's health.
    • Maintain pathways and walkways: Keep walkways and pathways clear of debris and well-maintained to prevent tripping hazards.
    • Consider sustainability practices: Implement sustainable practices such as rainwater harvesting, composting, and using organic fertilizers to reduce waste and improve the health of the soil.

    Do you have some helpful tips or ideas?  Join the discussion board and share those ideas with other members of the Association.

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