Spring Services & Why You Should Get Them!

Spring has arrived and it is time to get your lawn in shape to look its best from now until the snow falls next winter. If you want to enjoy a beautiful, green lawn, but your busy schedule doesn’t give you enough time to work on your grass—or you simply don’t enjoy yard work and would rather spend your time on the things you love—Lawn & Snow Bros can take that chore off your list.

The Three Keys to Getting Your Yard Ready for the Year

There are three keys to getting your yard ready for the year: Aerating, power raking, and fertilizing. On their own each of these procedures will help your lawn, but in combination these spring services will ensure you get the very best results for your grass.


Aerating your lawn removes small cores from the soil and thatch in your lawn. This allows air, water and nutrients to better find its way down to the roots of your grass. Aerating also loosens up thatch and reduces soil compaction, giving the grass room to grow. Finally, as the aeration cores break down, they refill the holes with soft, loose material, releasing micronutrients back into the soil and stimulating further root growth and spread.

Power Raking

Power raking digs into the grass and thatch layer, loosening and removing dead material. Lawn & Snow Bros power rakes the entire lawn, then hand rakes and removes the dead grass. By loosening and removing some of this dead layer, power raking allows the lawn to better absorb water, fertilizer, and pest and weed control products.


Lawn & Snow Bros currently uses both granular and liquid fertilizer. Granular fertilizers are absorbed more slowly than liquids, so the application will provide benefits to your grass over a long period of time. Our organic liquid fertilizer, on the other hand, penetrates roots quickly, providing a fast, effective boost to lawn growth—we are moving more and more towards liquid fertilizer as we find it is the most effective method of fertilizing. Because aeration and power raking allow nutrients to penetrate down to the grass roots more easily, aeration and fertilization work together to deliver air, water, and key nutrients directly to where they need to be, quickly improving the overall health of your lawn.

Lawn & Snow Bros uses commercial-grade fertilizers, pesticides, and weed control products which are far more effective than the products available to the general public at lawn and garden stores, so you can count on maximum benefit for your investment. Also, we make sure to separate out the weed control and fertilizer applications because while the weed control product should not receive water for at least 24 hours after application, fertilizer works best when it is watered right away.

We look forward to delivering the best lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal services you have ever used. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us via our contact form, or call our office at 403-394-3478, and a representative will be happy to discuss your spring services needs.