– Who is the biggest enemy of your lawn?
After winter you will notice dead grass, salt damage, snow mold, thatches and lots of other unusual things.
Pathetic, isn’t it?
Seems like your lawn is dead! This may cause massive frustration. But spring is coming!
Don’t worry just wake up and check out all of your essential tools essential tools. Make sure all of those are in proper condition.
The rough week is coming soon.
Remember, spring is the ideal time for lawn and garden care. Don’t you want to make your lawn smile again? If yes, stay with me I am going to share my professional experience and expertise with you.
Together, we will solve every little issue.
Lawn Care Tips In Spring
Spring is the right time for taking care of your lawn. You may have a lot of things to do on your lawn.
After winter, your lawn will fill up with dead grass, Salt damage, snow mold, Thatches and lots of unusual things that you never want to see.
But those exist after winter!!
After that, you will have a little bit frustrating for your lawn.
C’mon guys!! Don’t be frustrated. Here I got some effective tips for you. And that can easily help you to care your lawn. Let’s do this easily by taking some good steps.
Raking: First Tips for Lawn Care
At first, you have to choose a day when you have lots of time. Because leaves start falls in early spring, raking will become your necessary work to do.
You can rake your lawn when the wind is blowing. Wind will help you to do your job easily and save your energy too.
Checking Soil Compaction
Checking soil compaction is another step of caring a lawn.
Don’t worry! You don’t need to buy another soil tester for this spring. You can try a screwdriver test easily.
In the early spring, try to insert a large screwdriver into the dried soil. If it seems easy to push screwdriver, good news, your soil is still in good condition after heavy winter rush. If not? It is hard to push down in the soil, it is compacted. Then you may take lawn aeration of the compacted soil.
You can rent lawn aerators at your local rental Center. Or Call for lawn aeration services. But I think rent is the good solution and cost-efficient when you have time to work on your lawn.
I am going to tell you another secret way of lawn aeration if you are the small lawn owner. Buy an aerator shoe and do morning walk over the lawn wearing these shoes.
Heart and pocket both will happy together. Cheers!
Liming Lawn in Spring
Spring is the right time for liming. You should do the soil test when you found some wilted grasses or discolored leaves.
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Before you start, a few liming tips should be considered.
First of all, don’t spread lime on a dry or wilted lawn and also during the frosty weather.
There are several types of lime. Your liming system will depend on your soil pH. So, before liming, do the soil test.
A spreader is the best tool for lime a lawn. You can spray lime by using a crisscross pattern. It will ensure that the grass completely covered.
At last, Water lightly after liming treatment to help the soil absorb the lime.
Overseeding a Lawn in Spring
If your lawn is riddled with bare patches due to dog spots or heavy traffic. Then you may need to apply grass seed to fill up those bare patches.
After overseeding, you have to apply a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer. And a quick-release nitrogen fertilizer after five weeks when the grass germinates.
Though, spring isn’t the right time for overseeding. You have to keep an eye on it.
Fertilize the Lawn
For being a beautiful lawns owner, you have to fertilize your lawn every year. It will help you to do well care of it.
There are two ways to fertilize your lawn. Using compost or mulching mowers and chemical fertilizers.
According to the expert’s recommendation, the best time for fertilization is spring and late fall. You can feed it a little lighter in spring and heavier in fall. Mind it, too much fertilization in spring can make lots of disease and weed problem.
Weed problem is a serious matter for the lawn. Controlling weed problem, you can use pre-emergent herbicide or a post-emergent herbicide against it.
Applying Pre Emergent Herbicides
In the lawn, the pre-emergent herbicide is must needed thing. Here I got some effective way of applying a pre-emergent herbicide.
If you have a problem like weed, crabgrass, then fertilization in spring should go on hand in hand with the application of pre-emergent herbicide. It will perform like a ‘shield’ that inhibits seed germination. Also, remember it: Don’t undertake core aeration task when you are applying it.
In spring, Crabgrass begins its strikes, when its seed germinate. In this situation, you can ask me, why can’t we start killing the crabgrass first with the pre-emergent herbicide?
Well, Clam down, man!! The problem is that most pre-emergent herbicide not only works against weed seeds but also grass seeds!!
So, that’s why I suggest you overseed in fall. Because the fall frosts kill off crabgrass automatically.
After all that if you want to overseed in spring, use a product called, “tupersan”. And ‘tuperasn’ won’t damage germinating grass seed.
You can say, I don’t wanna use such those chemical in my spring grass care.
Then my answer is: Postpone overseeding until fall.
Pulling Weeds Out of Lawn
A good care can make a better lawn. So, for better lawn, polling weed is an essential task. You have to keep an eye out for the emergence of the perennial weed and dandelion during the spring.
Unless you will see the presence of mighty yellow flowers in your lawn. That will be annoying for you. You’ll try to reduce them by snap off their head or dig them out of the roots. And that’s isn’t a good caring of lawn.
For that, you can use post-emergent herbicide spray that is well known as ‘broadleaf weeds’.
If you don’t want those chemicals for caring lawn, there is another way to do it. You can harvest those weeds as dandelion greens and eat them!
Be Prepare for Lawn Mowing
After doing all that job summer will comes and a little new job also comes to you. And that’s mowing! It’s totally interesting to do on a lawn.
If you don’t know how to mow a lawn then these tips for you:
Every summer lawn needs a mowing and you have done it by someone paying. It’s totally expensive in an era. But if you want, you can do it yourself.
Sound like crazy!! Right. But it’s quite possible.
You need to tune up and learn how to tune one up. Then follow some mower tune up resource and ready your machine. Go for summer!
Caring your lawn in spring is compulsory. Winter will make your lawn area dull and lifeless. Nobody wants to keep his/her lawn in such a way. I know, this is not an interesting job to do. But when you see a smiling green lawn area, you will forget those hassles.
However, I always follow those steps. It is up to you whether you will follow or not. But definitely, those are helpful. I am wrapping up for now. We will meet again soon with some effective product reviews, lawn care tips and hacks. Till then:
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