The time to begin preparing your lawn for a new season of growth is upon you, and it is a good time to review tips for good lawn maintenance. Here is some insight to get your lawn ready in the spring with appropriate mowing, watering, fertilization, and other health-promoting tasks so you can have a beautiful lawn all summer.
Prepare Fertilization Schedule
You can begin to prepare your first fertilization on your lawn in early spring before the lawn begins to grow and the soil has warmed up. This provides your lawn with a boost of nutrients for it to grow to a healthy length during the first weeks of spring. This first layer can be applied as early as February.
Plan for the second application of fertilizer several months later when spring 's warmth has increased, and your lawn is growing steadily. This second application provides continued supplementation for your lawn through the heat of the growing season.
Water and Mow Your Lawn
After the winter snow has melted and the soil begins to warm up with the season, you can begin to watch for your lawn's new growth. As soon as your lawn has begun to grow long blades that are at least a couple inches in length, you can safely mow it for the first time. You don't want to mow the new growth too early, as this can shorten the blades too much and too early and put the lawn at risk for a disease.
The timing to begin watering your lawn for the first time is also just as important. It is necessary you don't water your lawn too early and frequently because this will prompt your lawn to grow shallow roots and not become drought resistant. Water your lawn when it begins to show signs of wilt from the hot sun, and do so with longer, more infrequent waterings to establish a healthy root system.
Boost Lawn's Health
You can also help the health of your lawn by removing any excessive layer of thatch, which is dead lawn growth, from around your lawn's roots. Your lawn should have some thatch to provide nutrients to the lawn, but too much can block out moisture and fertilizers from reaching the lawn's roots. You can rent a dethatching machine or use your mower if it has a thatch-removal blade to pull up the excess dead organic material.
It is also helpful to aerate your lawn, which removes plugs of soil over the surface of your yard. This process helps fertilizers, oxygen, and moisture more easily reach into your lawn's roots. An aerating machine is available to rent at most equipment rental locations, or you can hire a landscaper to do this. Contact a company like Pattie Group, Inc for more information and assistance.Share
16 March 2018
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