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Spring Lawncare Checklist

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Posted on: Mar 01, 2023Luis M Pérez

Everything You Need For The Lawn Of Your Dreams

Apply Pre-emergent Weed Control: Pre-emergent weed control is a weed preventer. These are common in the southern regions of the USA, but they can also help prevent crabgrass in the northern areas as well. Applying these in the spring will help reduce weed growth throughout the year. For more details, follow this link.

Aerate Compacted Soils: Compacted soil restricts the roots from sufficient oxygen, water, and nutrient access. Aaerating the soil prevents this compaction, allowing nutrients to be absorbed effectively. Spring aeration is a great way to help your lawn grow healthy and green. Furthermore, most companies are moving to liquid aeration, which is great because there is less mess, and you do not need to mark your sprinkler system. For more details, follow this link.

Reseed or Overseed: Reseeding or overseeding in the spring or fall is a great way to bring new life to your lawn. We suggest spot seeding any bare or thin spots since that is where weeds like to grow. However, if you want to do a complete lawn overseed, doing it with liquid aeration is highly recommended. For more details, follow this link.

Fertilize: Fertilizing your lawn is an essential part of spring lawn care. Spring fertilizer wakes your lawn with the vital nutrients it needs to grow thick, green, and healthy. For more details, follow this link.

Mow at the Correct Height: As you prepare to mow your lawn for the first time in the season, adjust your lawn mower setting to the correct height. Cutting the lawn too short will remove too much grass – making your lawn vulnerable to weeds and disease. It also causes your lawn to dry out quicker and get burned out by the sun. While you are at it, you should consider getting your lawn mower blade sharpened. A dull blade rips and tears at the lawn, whereas a sharp blade leaves an excellent clean cut. For more details, follow this link.

Deal with Weeds: Weeds can overtake a garden, so regularly weed your lawn and apply pre-emergent treatments to prevent the germination of new weeds. For more details, follow this link.

Water Smartly: To ensure your grass is as healthy as possible, water your lawn with the correct quantity and frequency. Watering times depend on where you live and what type of grass you have. For example, in Texas, we recommend watering four times per week for 10-20 minutes per zone, but in Illinois, we suggest three times per week for at least 45 minutes per zone. For more detail, Follow this link.

Control Grubs and Insect Pests: Grubs are a common springtime pest; hence, be sure to check for them and take the appropriate action if necessary. For more details, follow this link.

Monitor for Disease: Some diseases are common in spring. Moreover, watch for general discoloration and take action if necessary. For more details, follow this link.

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If you have any questions about Spring Lawncare, please get in touch with Luis Perez at 1-800-465-2934 or email me at luisp@doctorgreen.com.