Winter is finally coming to an end, and spring is just around the corner. This means that it’s time to get yourself ready for your lawn care duties! Since we understand that having a lush, green lawn will be important to you during the Spring and Summer months, we thought that we’d share some helpful tips to get your lawn back into tip-top shape!
First, Clean Up Your Lawn
Sure, you spent all of that time back in the fall raking and cleaning your lawn in anticipation of the winter months, but quite a few things have happened since then! No doubt, debris has gotten knocked onto your lawn in the quite a few storms we’ve had recently. Now, it’s time to get out there and clean things up. Just as you would in the autumn months, you’ll want to get out on your lawn with a rake to clear away any debris. This will make doing everything else that you need to do in order to get your lawn into tip-top shape so much easier!
Aerate Your Lawn
There are many aspects of lawn care that people focus upon, and to their lawns’ detriment aeration is not one of those things. Don’t be that person! Aerating your lawn is a powerful way to get it to be as lush and green as you want it to be. Doing this accomplishes a number of things. Most importantly, aerating dramatically reduces soil compaction, allowing the grass’ roots to expand into the ground, as they need to. This also makes it much easier for water, nutrients, and air to get into the soil, which further facilitates lawn growth. So, after you get your lawn clear of debris, make sure you aerate it!
Freshen Up Dull Spots
Once the new grass tips start ‘springing’ up, you’re probably going to notice a few spots on your lawn where the turf cover seems to have dried up a bit. Those places won’t just come back on their own; you’ve got to help them along. So, once you’ve found all the dull spots, go about the process of re-seeding them! It’s a great idea to do this immediately after you’ve finished aerating the lawn, as the seeds will have plenty of places to fall into and grow. Just be sure that you’re not reseeding these areas in combination with any herbicides, as that will completely prevent the grass from taking root.
Always Water in the Morning
A healthy lawn is one that receives an adequate amount of water, never too much and never too little. One mistake that many people make when watering their lawns is doing so at night. While it might be more convenient to water the lawn after you’re home from work for the day, watering at night can cause a number of problems.
Because the sun isn’t out overnight, excess water doesn’t have the chance to evaporate away. This can increase the chance of lawn disease developing. Instead, try to do all of your lawn watering in the morning, as this will ensure that any excess water doesn’t remain on your lawn for too long.
Get Help If You Need It
Tending to a lawn, especially in our area where the environment doesn’t always cooperate, can be quite difficult. If you’re having trouble getting your lawn to look the way you want it to look, remember that you can always seek out help from a lawn care specialist. They can advise you on how best to take advantage of the above tips, and they can suggest other lawn care tools and products that will assist with lawn growth where you live. Fischer Environmental serves the Northshore and New Orleans as well as the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and with our many years of experience we can help you make your lawn the best it can be this spring!
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