Mungo News

Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

February 19, 2018

All of our markets have gotten a taste of early spring with temps in the 70s and, in some cities, in the 80s! We love seeing Mungo homeowners already out sprucing up their yards. Not sure where to start? Here are a few tips:

  • It's finally time to clean up the leaves, pine cones, sticks and other debris that have gathered over the winter. (No more excuses!)
  • To give your lawn a jump start, use a combination of fertilizer, which feeds your grass, and pre-emergent, an herbicide used to prevent crabgrass. 
  • Once your dormant grass starts to grow, you need to start mowing. Don't let it get too high in the early weeks or you'll actually stunt its growth.
  • Now is the time to test your sprinkler system and make any adjustment or repairs to cracked or broken sprinkler heads.
  • Clean out your flower beds, edge, and plant. Then finish with a nice mulch or straw. 
  • In the south we love planters on our porches, so visit a local garden center, home improvement store, or even search online for ideas. 

My builder was a major part in why this whole process went so smoothly for me. His weekly updates on the progress of my house (including pictures!) made me feel so much more involved and excited about the work being done. It also was great for me in that my schedule didn't really allow for me to be able to drive by and check things out for myself, but his updates made it so I didn't feel as if I was missing anything. I can't say enough good things about his customer service.

Brownswood Village, Charleston, SC