7 Spring Lawn Care Tips

Spring is here and that means the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and your lawn is starting to show signs of life again.

To ensure your lawn gets off to a good start and remains healthy year-round you should start your lawn care early in the spring. If you follow each of the following spring lawn care tips your lawn will be in the best position for the months ahead.

1 - Clean Up Debris

Clean-up any debris left over from winter such as leaves or branches. It is best to do this as soon as possible to prevent any harm to your grass. If you have any hanging tree limbs please get them removed by a professional before you begin any lawn care to prevent injuries.

2 - Prevent Crabgrass Growth

Apply pre-emergent fertilizer to prevent crabgrass growth. The best time to apply this fertilizer will be before the crabgrass begins to germinate, which is after any snow has melted and the soil has thawed. More specifically, crabgrass germination will start when your soil is 55°F - 65°F roughly 3" below the surface for 5 consecutive days.

3 - Tune Your Lawn MowerLawn Mower

Mower maintenance should also begin at the start of the season. This involves checking to see if your blades need sharpening, cleaning off the undercarriage, and checking fluids and spark plugs.

4 - Rake Your Lawn

Rake the lawn once any snow finally melts to increase air circulation and reduce the chances of snow mold occurring. In addition, raking your grass will help in clearing off any debris left over from last year or caused by winter storms.

5 - Prune Plants

Prune any non-spring-flowering plants in your yard to increase air circulation and sunlight exposure. Many plants should not be pruned in the spring; so if you are not sure what to prune it is always best to call on the professionals.

6 - Perform a Soil TestTechnician performing soil test

Test your soil or have a local lawn care company test it for you. Administering lawn applications without testing the soil is like going on a road trip without a map. NaturaLawn of America always performs a soil test to ensure the correct materials are applied.

7 - Check the Sprinkler

If you have a sprinkler system, perform a check-up to ensure nothing broke during the winter. You don’t want to try contacting a repairman during their busy spring and summer months

Lawns are an investment and can bring a sense of pride and accomplishment to any homeowner. If you are wondering how to further prepare your lawn this spring please feel free to get in touch with us on Facebook. We’re happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Or if you’re interested in signing up for a local lawn service to take care of things for you contact a NaturaLawn® of America franchise today.

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