Green is Back
As Spring arrives in full swing, the green grass is back to sparkle in the bright sunshine with the help of some spring lawn tips. Everyone should know the phrase, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence,” but if we all don’t maintain and take care of our lawn and garden during the Spring, then it would spell bad news for our home and our lawn. The lawn is the area around your home that needs the most precise care. After the winter, your lawn could have suffered from bare spots, invasive plants and unbalanced soil. Let’s journey through these spring lawn tips that will be helpful to you.
Lawn Care Made Simple
1. Know what type of grass you have. Your lawn care will depend on this knowledge. There are two types: Cool-season and Warm-season grasses. Cool-season includes fescue, bluegrass, and rye. They usually have a moderate growth spurt in the spring and go dormant during the summer. Warm-season includes Zoysia, centipede, Bermuda, and St, Augustine. Their growth spurt starts bursting in spring and reaches its peak in midsummer.
2. Commence your spring lawn cleaning by raking it thoroughly when the ground is dried out. Raking will help you find dead spots and compacted areas around.
3. There might be uneven ground, so grab a shovel, cut away raised soil areas and fill in ones that are lower.
4. Conduct your pH soil tests. It’s a good preparation tool. The winter breeze has the ability to cause the pH levels of the soil to become very acidic. You can resolve this by applying lime all over. This would neutralize the acid and cause the soil to better support new grass.
5. By using pre-emergent weed control, you can successfully prevent weeds to grow during the Spring. Early spring would be an opportune time to apple herbicides to prevent weeds as well. Lawns would be greatly benefited if weeds are prevented.
6. The best time to start seeding and planting for grasses suited to the warm season would be in the late spring. It should be planted when air temperatures are in the 70s and soil temperatures are in the 60s. The fall is prime for planting cool-season grasses. When the air temp gets into the 60s and soil temp. Reaches the 50s, then it would a good chance to plant before the summer heat hits.
7. When you are reseeding your lawn, you need to decide which varieties will work the best; based on the region and the amount of sunlight exhibited in your yard. Depending on the size of the area, it is best to use a broadcast spreader for large lawns and hand for smaller ones.
8. Water regularly once you have planted your new grass. Make sure that the grass gets at least an inch of water per week.
9. Do not heavily fertilize your lawn if you have cool-season grasses. If you have warm-season grasses- fertilize in the late spring once the lawn is all green and is actively growing.
10. Mow the grass when it reaches to about 3-4 inches in height, but try not to trim no more than a third of a blade’s height.
Top Off Your New Lawn with Great Home Cleaning
Once you get going, grooming your lawn may not be quite as daunting as you thought and could be very fulfilling in your life and home. Set a routine, be organized, and when you realize what you have accomplished; the relief and satisfaction will be immense! A well-groomed, fresh lawn will add a beautiful exterior to your home. When it comes to the interior, 3 Maids can apply great cleaning to each room and furniture. Make an appointment with us today and apply these spring lawn tips ASAP!