Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring
Tips for Preparing Your Lawn for Spring
Your lawns been through a lot this winter. If you look out your front window what do you see? Is your lawn dead, if so it’s time to start preparing your lawn for spring!
Check out our tips below to help bring your lawn to life this spring.
Start by cleaning up your lawn, remove any debris that has accumulated in the shrubs or by your fence. Take a rake and get to work on any matted areas of the lawn, which can harbor Snow Mold. By raking these areas and removing debris, you’ll give your lawn better air flow and prevent any disease and insect infestation. It will also allow new grass blades to grow without struggle.
Apply a weed prevention product like Scotts Halts Crabgrass to give your lawn an extra layer of protection. Applying a pre-emergent crabgrass control in early spring is very important to ensuring your lawn stays healthy all summer long. Keep in mind, timing is critical as it must be applied prior to the soil temperatures reaching 55-60 degrees. After this point the weed seeds will have begun to germinate and the pre-emergent will no longer be effective.
Fertilizing in the spring jump starts your lawn from its winter slumber. It provides a nutrient build up that will give it the strength to withstand heat stress and drought through the summer months. If you notice some areas of your are patchy, then we suggest re-seeding these areas.
Core aeration is a very necessary part of bringing a lawn to life. It’s important to do because it allows water and air to reach the root zone faster, resulting in new growth and increased root development. In the spring however it is important to core aerate before the soil temperature reaches that 55-60 degrees, because after this point the voids created in the lawn will only be an invitation to aggressive weeds seeds.
We hope these tips help you when bringing your lawn back to life! Remember, if you’re planning on doing any landscaping, you may need a dumpster to dispose of any excess debris, contact us at Waste Solutions 123!