Spring has Sprung! And with that crab grass and weeds are in full effect! Here is a quick check list to make sure you are on top of your spring yard maintenance to ensure a gorgeous yard this summer.
Lawn Weed Control – If you haven’t already, make sure you apply a pre-emergent weed control to your yard. One application will last about 3 months, so plan a second application in mid-summer as well. If your priority this year is growing new grass, skip this weed control step and start with step 2.
Lawn Seeding – If you apply a pre-emergent weed control product, it will also stop new grass from germinating, so if growing new grass is your priority, do not apply the weed control and instead start with grass seeding. The type of grass you have will impact the time and temperature that is best for planting. When it doubt Google it or speak to a garden specialists at your local home improvement store.
Fertilizer – Your lawn comes out of hibernation after winter and it’s hungry! Give it lawn food in the spring to ensure a healthy lawn ready to handle a hot summer. Many brands even over a lawn food and weed prevention product in one.
Aeration – Usually best done in summer, aeration can be an important step in your lawn care maintenance. The purpose of aeration is to alleviate soil compaction and allow water and nutrients to penetrate your lawns roots. Before you aerate, be sure it has been mowed at least 3 times.
Weekly Maintenance: Water and Mowing – Especially if you are growing new grass, watering is essential to support the initial growth and ensure success. Similarly, grass does best when it is mowed often, with cutting no more than a third of a blade’s length with each cut.
With these steps anyone can create a lawn that earns them the Green Thumb title! Putting in the effort in late spring will mean a gorgeous lawn to enjoy all summer lawn. Happy Mowing!