A lawn unfortunately isn’t a “set it and forget it” type project. So, from time to time you may be inspired to give it a little facelift. With that said, it’s not easy picking a time of year to get going on your lawn revamp. We always recommend doing any kind of repair work in the spring time. The cool spring weather allows for the lawn to recover and properly establish before the hot, humid summer months.
Winter is often the most damaging season for a lawn. With your lawn having been dormant for months, withstanding extreme cold and a lack of nutrients, it’s time to wake up your lawn and get it going once more. Spring lawn renovation is the way forward as it will allow you to kill two birds with one stone.
You get to take care of your lawn at the time of year when it needs it the most and, if you coincide that care with lawn improvement, you get the best of both worlds. This means not only getting your lawn back to where it was but where you’ve always wanted it to be.
As a result of having not received nutrients and water for months, when your lawn wakes up for spring, it is in desperate need of both. This is another key reason for spring lawn renovation. Your lawn is already in a place where it’s looking to recover and grow. At this time it is extremely responsive to the care it is given. Thus, why not renovate your lawn when it’s most disposed to react to what you do to it?
Finally, it’s important to remember renovation comes easy when you have a plan. The winter is a perfect time to dream up your ideal lawn. This way in the spring time you can just get digging! In the summer, your vegetation is grown, you can make minor changes to your lawn but you have to work with what you have. In the fall and winter your lawn is being prepared to go dormant or is dormant. Hence, spring is the best time of year where you can start anew and your lawn is really primed for growth, so you can hone it however you feel best.