Memorial Day is rapidly approaching. It is the first bash of the summer season, a statement for all to say that they are excited and waiting for the warm weather.
Of course, sometimes. Memorial Day marks the first big BBQ of the year. We all know that in Texas, we go big or go home. We just found out our Texans and Cowboys schedules, and we are rearing for some BBQ and football! As football has to wait a bit longer, BBQ season is upon us!
With that said, we decided to make this week’s blog all about your Memorial Day BBQ. We will not be writing about the most popular dishes or foods but instead discussing what five things you need to do to your yard to have it ready for Memorial Day!
The five things that need to be done to your yard prior to your Memorial Day Bash are:
- Seasonal Cleanups
- Weed Control
You can go back into our previous blogs to read more in-depth about each service and its benefits, but this blog will be more about why you need to have these things done before you BBQ!
Let’s get into it!
What will seasonal cleanups do for my yard?
The first thing you will want to do is clean up your yard. We do not mean clean off your outdoor furniture and grill. We mean the lawn in your yard. (Although, if you have company over for Memorial Day, make sure you clean your furniture and grill too!) Clearing debris and leaves from your lawn and yard will instantly promote clean and fresh air and a healthy growing atmosphere for your yard. Seasonal cleanups are also the first step because your yard and lawn have to be clear and clean in order to have the other services done! They also prevent mold or moisture trapped under the leaves from causing you a problem!
What will a trimming service do for my yard?
A trimming service is vital for your yard, especially during this time of year. A trimming service not only trims and prunes your hedges, bushes, and shrubs, but it does much more. It allows you to determine the length and width of your plant life. It makes you almost “design” the natural barriers of your yard. Beyond being a service that helps in the overall look, atmosphere, and feel of your yard, a trimming service also has other benefits.
When a trimming service is provided, it eliminates fallen, broken, dead, or diseased branches being trimmed. It also prevents unwanted pests from entering your yard. This is perfect for a BBQ because it is almost guaranteed that no pests will show up, and if by chance there is a strong gust of wind, no branches or leaves will be hitting any of your guests!
What will a mowing service do for my yard?
Having a mowing service done to your yard will ensure that the grass in your yard is healthy and at the right height. This makes for a stunning and healthy yard and sets up a great look and atmosphere for hosting your Memorial Day BBQ!
Trust us. No one wants to have a BBQ and look at dead grass!
What will fertilizer do for my yard?
Fertilizing your yard will create that healthy and stunning atmosphere that your yard needs, especially when hosting a BBQ! Fertilizing will ensure that your lawn gets the nutrients it needs to maintain that vibrant green color that everyone loves to look at!
Of course, you do not want to fertilize the day of your BBQ or on a windy day because your fertilizer will be blowing all over your yard, hitting your guests, and not doing its job providing nutrients to your soil.
As amazing of a story as that would be, you do not want to be one that it is about!
What will weed control do for my yard?
It is pretty much past do for pre-emergent to be applied to your yard. (That should have been done already!) However, it is highly possible that your yard has some weeds poking out.
Before your Memorial Day BBQ, you will want to identify those weeds and pull them out, root and all! This will prevent them from coming back and will rid your yard of weeds. Pulling them out by hand works wonders and makes you not have to apply any weed killer that could be potentially harmful to you, your guests, children, and pets!
Like dead patches or uneven grass, no one wants to go to a Memorial Day BBQ in a yard and look at weeds growing.
What will professionals do for my yard?
At the end of the day, hiring professionals will help get you ahead of your yard and lawn services. Professionals provide all the services you need and do the jobs to perfection! They will help provide a stunning and healthy yard for you to host parties and cookouts all summer long!
So, it’s time to start planning your Memorial Day BBQ! Make that country music playlist, prepare the BBQ sauce, order enough food and drinks for everyone, and leave the yard to us!
So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at Marathon today!
Marathon Lawn Care proudly serves the Austin, TX area, including North Austin, Cedar Park, and Leander. We also serve the following communities in the region:
- Cat Hollow
- Scofield Farms
- Wells Branch
- Anderson Mill West
- Village at Anderson Mill
- Mesa Park
- Rattan Creek
- Hunters Chase
- Old Millwood
If you have any questions about lawn care in general or our services, give us a call or message us online today! Our team will be happy to assist you.