Prep Your Lawn Early This Spring With Our Lawn Care To-Do List
As winter slowly releases its grip on temperatures and spring is in the air, it’s time to prepare your lawn for the upcoming growing season.
Too often, lawn care begins when sunshine brings those 70 plus degree days we all enjoy. Unfortunately, by that time, crabgrass has begun germinating, dandelions are waking up in the lawn and homeowners have missed an important opportunity to get ahead of the lawn care game!
Take time now to do the following:
Rake up matted, dead spots where excess winter moisture may have allowed gray snow mold to invade the lawn.
Mow off dead top growth, allowing sunlight to penetrate to the crowns of grass plants and “kick start” spring growth.
Fertilize the lawn with a fertilizer/pre-emergent product to maximize early spring growth while laying down a chemical barrier which will be important in minimizing crabgrass and other annual grassy weed invasions.
Before mulching landscape beds, be sure to rake up and remove old, rotted mulch and other debris, accumulated over the winter.
While fall is the very best time to plant grass seed, if you are willing to keep the seedbed moist, you can get reasonable results by over-seeding any dead and winter-killed areas in Spring. When planting seed or laying sod in Spring, be sure to apply “starter fertilizer”, high in phosphorus, to maximize quick root establishment and growth.
Clean and check out your lawn sprinkler now, before it is needed. Poor sprinkler operation leads to uneven water distribution and results in inconsistent color across the lawn.
Importantly, now is the time to plan your lawn care program. If you are not thrilled with the prospect of doing all the product planning, purchasing and lawn work, consult and experienced lawn care operator now. When selecting a service, there is NO substitute for experience and knowledge.
With your checklist complete, sit back, relax and prepare to enjoy your lawn for another season.
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