When winter gets over. It’s time to think and plan for your lawn projects. The climatic conditions during the winter leave your grass, shrubs, and trees weak and hungry. This is due to the lying dormant under a blanket of ice and snow. Follow these six simple steps to regain fuller and lusher lawn.
It’s the first step when you want to prep your lawn for spring. Clean up the leaves, twigs and other debris that have gathered over the winter. You can do raking but air blowers are easier and better way.
Debris stuck in your lawn mower. This will block fertilizers and other materials from being absorbed by the lawn.
- Apply fertilizer, pre-emergent and weed killer.
When the spring begins, use a combination of fertilizer. The fertilizer should feed your grass. The pre-emergent, an herbicide should prevent crabgrass. Wait until six to eight weeks, and then apply both products again along with a broadleaf weed killer. Don’t let the crabgrass come up; If you let you’ll be fighting it all season. The combination of pre-emergent and weed killer as one will lower the cost and the time taken to apply them.
- Mow early, mow often.
Avoid mowing once a week during the spring season. It is one of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make. Don’t let the grass grow too high and then cut. Do the cutting before it grows high. Because it stunts the roots so they can’t reproduce effectively. Perform mowing every five days for the first six weeks of spring. Do it according to the weather. So that you can have a thicker and fuller lawn.
- Pick good, heavy mulch.
If you want to care for your lawn, edge out your beds, trim back dead branches on shrubs and replace the mulch.
- Trim the trees.
You may not know if a tree has dead branches unless you notice it. If left untended, they might fall and cause property damage or even potential injury. Hire a tree trimmer to do a “safety prune” and follow this once in every three years before the leaves come out. It’s easier to see the condition of the branches.
- Don’t seed until fall.
You might be eager to fill brown patches with grass seed. If you apply pre-emergent or weed killer, the seeds won’t germinate. Instead of applying pre-emergent, fertilize the lawn. You will watch in a very few weeks that the shoots will grow and fill in the brown spots. If the brown patches are too big, and if you can’t wait, go for sod.
Getting your lawn ready for summer
- Aerate your lawn to promote the healthy formation of the root system.
- Rake your lawn to remove thatch and other debris.
- Fertilize the yard according to the type of grass you have.
- Reseed bare patches.
Maintaining your yard
- Mow the grass regularly.
- Prune trees and shrubs.
- Set up a sprinkler system for consistent watering.
- Keep pests under control.
- Use mulch to keep plants growing.
Turn your yard into a summer haven
- Keep a flower bed.
- Plant a vegetable garden.
- Put up a fence.
- Build a rustic footpath.
- Invest in some outdoor furniture.