Spring is one of the most important seasons for lawn care.
After the snow has melted and the ice has thawed, exposing your grass to the sun and heat, it’s time to start your Spring lawn care. As the weather warms your grass will start growing again, but it needs some help from you to become its best. Here are 8 Spring lawn care tips to a thick, green lawn this year.
1. Remove Debris
Debris, whether organic or synthetic, can obstruct your grass, resulting in soil compaction, uneven terrain, bare spots and nutrient depletion. In turn, it’s integral to rid your yard from debris, grass, leaves, moss and thatch.
2. Pull Weeds
Weeds are hard to get rid of and that’s why it’s important to control their growth. Pull weeds from root to stem and make sure they don’t impede your grass and stop it from thriving.
With an aerating tool, perforate your grass with small holes, allowing air, water,
4. Apply Top Seed
By applying a thin layer of top seed to your grass, you can address uneven terrain and bare spots in your yard. Use a high grade of seed and improve the overall soil quality without negatively impacting the turf below.
It’s quality over quantity when it comes to watering your grass. Rather than lightly sprinkling several times over, instead soak grass once a week so that water is applied deeply to your grassroots.
6. Cut High
By cutting your lawn high to a height of 6 to 8 centimeters (2.5 to 3 inches), you can promote growth, stop weeds and pests from infiltrating your grass.
7. Add Lime
After Winter, your grass needs nutrients to thrive. By adding lime, you can positively impact the pH levels and promote growth. The acidity and alkalinity of your grass are measured in the pH level and lime makes your soil less acidic for healthier grass.
Thatch can accumulate on the top of your grass from compacting organic debris. Using a piercing blade, you can de-thatch your yard and remove all of the dead material that is stopping your grass from receiving nutrients.