Chances are your yard has awoken from its winter nap by now. Springtime maintenance for your lawn is probably top-of-mind, so we have some tips on what you should be doing. Home lawn care doesn’t have to be daunting; with a little extra effort, you can enjoy the fruits of your labors for the rest of the warm season.
Tip #1: Get to Racking
When you think of raking your yard, you probably think of autumn. But did you know it can be beneficial to your lawn to give it a good once-over in the spring? Spring raking is a great way to remove any leftover debris from the fall and winter months. This natural lawn care practice is like combing through your grass, getting it ready for the first trim of spring. Rake up leaves, twigs, and any dead grass.
When raking your yard, it’s always good to do so when dry. This causes less damage as you’re less likely to pull out clumps of soft earth and uproot the grass. If raking your lawn isn’t enough to remove dead grass, you may want to consider dethatching. This is the process of more aggressively raking through the grass to get rid of accumulated grass that may impede your lawn’s growth.
Tip #2: Make Sure to Aerate Your Lawn
Similar to dethatching, aeration is helpful for giving your lawn better access to nutrients for healthy growth. When soil is too compacted, you can experience a lack of growth. Aeration is performed by a machine that pulls up small cores, or plugs, of soil throughout the lawn. The cores are left behind to eventually break down on your lawn, while the small holes allow for better absorption of air, sunlight, and/or fertilizer. Of course, you can perform aeration yourself, but if you don’t have the time or expertise to get the job down, call in our Lawngevity team to get the job down just right.
Tip #3: Lawn Looking Malnourished? Feed it Every Spring.
Spring is the natural time to seed your lawn. Other vegetation is starting new growth, and your lawn may need a little help in that area. If your grass is patchy, our best lawn advice is to use this time of year to encourage fullness. With the right application of seed and fertilizer, your lawn will be ready for summer BBQs in no time. If you have questions about when is the best time to seed your lawn, we can help you!
Tip #4: Eradicate those Weeds
Weeding your yard in spring is probably something that comes naturally to you. Be sure to dutifully tend to the weeds, crabgrass or other unwanted vegetation in the spring to prevent successful germination. Catching the weeds early can save you from doing even more work later in the year to eradicate them. Sadly, simply pulling up weeds might not take care of the entire problem. Our team is more than happy to help! We can make sure that weeds aren’t bothering you between mowing.
Tip #5: Adjust Your Mower Height
When you first resume lawn cutting in the spring, consider adjusting your mower’s height. Give your lawn the chance to grow a little taller, so its roots will reach deeper into the soil. Having that good foundation makes it easier for the grass to drink, and also covers the soil to prevent weeds from more easily spreading.
Lawngevity Spring Grass Services
If you have questions about what your specific type of lawn needs, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our experts are ready to help you determine the best spring grass services for your lawn and to implement the best practices for the best results. If you don’t have the time to keep your lawn pristine during this warm season, we’re here for you!