If you are not a Colorado native, springtime might feel wildly different than what you expect. Springtime in Colorado is a moody season filled with freak snowstorms and warm days of sunshine, and sometimes you could even feel both ends of the weather spectrum in a single day. Let’s explore some of the pros and cons of springtime in Colorado:
About Those Freak Snowstorms….
Perhaps you experience one of those gorgeous sun-filled spring days in April where the weather is absolutely perfect. There’s not a single cloud in the sky, and the sun feels so good after a long winter. You go hiking with your friends and bask in the sunlight enjoying a round of post-exercise drinks. You go to bed feeling rested and delightful, and then you wake up to a massive snowstorm. Yes, you will want to cry, and we certainly won’t fault you for that. You must always be on guard with the Colorado weather, particularly in the spring, because it will turn on you faster than Benedict Arnold.
Colorado is considered one of the most hail-prone states in the country, and the hail season begins mid April and lasts until mid September. Hail occurs when updrafts in thunderstorms carry raindrops up into extremely cold parts of the atmosphere where they then freeze into balls of ice. The last place you want to find yourself during a hailstorm is outside, and these little balls of ice can cause severe damage to cars, homes, and aircraft.
It’s Not All Bad
Freak snowstorms and hailstorms cannot be avoided, but that doesn’t mean that springtime out here is all bad. For those of you with extreme pollen allergies, our state is never covered in a layer of yellow-green pollen like in the Southeast. What makes our springtime so great are those warm, beautiful days that we previously mentioned. We’ll suffer through a few days of snow and hail just to experience the wonderful warmth of a perfect springtime day. With winter coming to an end, it’s also a good time to address your springtime lawn needs. Our team of professionals at Elevated Lawns & Landscape are here to help breathe new life into your lawn after a long winter.
Lawn Aeration Services
One of the best actions that you can take to improve the health of your lawn is to aerate it. Lawn aeration promotes a healthy lawn by reducing compaction in your soil, which loosens the soil. Therefore, water propagation into your soil is increased and healthy nutrients are transferred into your lawn’s soil. Your lawn will begin producing new root systems that will result in thicker, healthier grass only a few weeks following lawn aeration.
For those snowy spring days, Elevated Lawns & Landscape also performs snow removal services. Some of our snow removal services include ice melts, hand shoveling, residential snow plowing and commercial snow plowing. If you are tired of shoveling snow yourself or you simply don’t have the time, then give us a call.
No matter what this crazy season has in store for us, Elevated Lawns & Landscape is here for all of your lawn care needs. Contact our lawn care company in Fort Collins today to learn more.