Spring rolls around, and a lot of us are eager to hop right to our lawn care and get the ball rolling. Before you slip on your boots and charge into your yard with green thumbs at the ready, take these tips into consideration for spring.
Give it Time
The biggest mistake you can make is heading into the yard too early. Pruning and landscaping your yard too early can kill your grass and leave dead patches if you aren’t careful. GIve your lawn at least three days to wake up once the weather gets nice; it won’t grow out of control in the meantime.
When It’s Safe to Start, Pick Up the Rake
The last thing you did before winter came through was probably rake up a pile of leaves. You’re going to start with that same method again to relieve thatch and debris that have certainly accumulated on your thawed lawn.
This also helps with preventing dead spots in the grass; it’s the equivalent of gently tilling the topsoil and keeping things moving, allowing your grass to have plenty of room to grow without restriction.
Depending on how long winter lasted, you may have to consider fertilizing your lawn all over again. If you already handled this back in fall, most of those nutrients are still waiting to be used by your lawn. The best way to judge your likelihood for repeating fertilization is to test the Ph levels of your sol.
If your lawn has high acidity levels, you’ll run into numerous problems trying to get grass to grow properly. The simple cure is to buy a small netted bag of limes (judge this depending on the size of your lawn) and gently applying lime juice over your entire lawn. The acid in the lime helps balance the Ph levels in your soil, giving an essential jumpstart to your grass growth.
Bonus Tip: Compost
If you have a lot of ground to cover, one of the issues associated with maintaining your lawn is cost. It’s unavoidable; the bigger your lawn, the more funding you’ll allocate, unless you use those weeds and thatch we raked up earlier to create your own compost. This can work just as well for your lawn when you’re on a budget and can’t move large amounts of fertilizer.
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