Spring is a time of rebirth. The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and nature is starting to come back to life. For many people, this is also when they start thinking about their lawn.
The grass may have died off during the winter months, but with a little bit of care and attention, it can be revived, and you can have a healthy lawn in no time.
Here are a few Spring Lawn care tips to help you through the early spring grass growing season.
The Best Time to Start Lawn Care Is in the Spring
The best time to start lawn care is when the grass is starting to grow again in the Spring. If you wait until the Summer or Fall, the grass will be much harder to revive.
Whether you have cool-season grasses or warm-season grass, winter will have left patches of dead grass and bare patches.
Start by raking up any dead leaves or debris accumulated on your lawn over the winter. This will give the grass a chance to breathe and start growing again.
Weed and feed
Now is also the time for weed control and treat them accordingly. Pull up or remove any weeds that you see or apply a weeding chemical to deal with them.
Once weeds are removed, use a lawn fertilizer with a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer to “green up” your lawn and encourage new growth.
Let it breathe
Next, you will want to aerate your lawn. Aerating can be done with a simple garden fork or an aerator machine. Aerating helps to improve drainage and helps the grass to grow more evenly.
Re-Sow Where Necessary
Set your lawn up in Spring for healthy summer growth! A good check-up now can make all the difference.
If you notice any patches or worse after weed control treatment, then your lawn will have more work ahead this year, so we must take care now before things get out of hand again.
If you want to get your lawn off to a good start, be sure and use the same grass seed as all of its other grass.
Related: Get Your Yard Ready for Summer
Check for Bugs
Spring is an opportune time to start looking for treating and preventing unwanted pests.
You can use your spade to cut a square around 50-60mm deep in your lawn. Lift on either side of grass blades with roots exposed; if anything lurks beneath like bugs or beetles – Porina caterpillars especially -then take care of them immediately before they cause major damage.
The more you find these pesky caterpillars, the worse it is for your lawn. If they are present, consider treating them with a mixture of water and tea tree oil.
It is best to do this treatment after mowing.
Mow Your Lawn Regularly
One of the most important things you can do for your lawn is to mow it regularly.
Regular mowing will help keep the grass healthy and discourage weeds from growing.
In the Spring, you should mow your lawn at least once a week. Be sure to set the lawn mower at the correct height to avoid damaging the grass and remove grass clippings.
PRO-TIP: Lawns are like hair; they need to be cut with sharp blades. Using blunt scissors will only damage your precious fuzz!
Water Your Lawn Correctly
Lawns need about 1-1.5 inches of water per week to stay healthy. You can water your lawn by hand, or you can use a sprinkler or irrigation system.
In the Spring, be sure to water your lawn regularly, especially if it hasn’t rained recently.
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So to break it down for you
- Rake and clear leaves and winter debris
- Remove weeds and unwanted growth
- Deal with pests
- Mow regularly
- Water frequently
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