End Of Winter Lawn Care Tips
When the winter snow has finally melted away, the thought of preparing your lawn for spring can be filled with stress. But if you want a lush, green lawn come summer time, there are some things that need to be done. However, they don't have to stress you or fill you with anxiety, and just a few important jobs done in early spring can mean the grass is always greener.
Spring Lawn Preparation
The first thing you want to do is remove debris that accumulated over the winter time. Rake up matted patches of your lawn, because this allows air flow for new grass to grow and avoids the possibility if insect infestation.
You will also want to apply crabgrass control early in order to prevent it from growing, because once crabgrass has germinated, it's very difficult to get rid of. For the things you do want to grow, make sure you start fertilizing in the spring to wake up your lawn from its winter nap. Fertilizing helps to build up the nutrients needed to withstand the hot summer and lack of water if you live in dry conditions.
In order to allow water to really reach the areas that are needed, consider performing core aeration. This will allow the water to reach down into the roots of the grass and help to encourage new growth.
Winter Damage Repairs
Snow plowing and salting your driveway does a number on your lawn. When the snow has melted, be sure to re-seed any damaged areas. Also try to apply to type of weed control in early spring as well, just as you would apply the crab grass control.
If you do decide to re-seed damaged areas of your lawn, consider that weed or crab grass control will keep the grass seeds from germinating. So you'll want to be sure to re-seed as early as you possibly can, and then start your weed and crab grass control measures after the new grass has started to grow and thrive.
If you are unsure on how to time all of this out, you may want to call in a lawn care service, like Pro-Tech Lawn Care, to assist you. They can make sure that you are taking all of the necessary precautions and help you determine any other care your lawn may need in early spring, in order to ensure the greenest, lushest lawn in your neighborhood.