Spring is here again. It’s that time of the year when the sun is warm, the breeze is cool, and a steady humming of lawnmowers is apparent around the neighborhood as people strive to get their lawns ready for summer.
The winter season greatly affects your lawn. It can alter its pH, compact the soil, and create conditions likely to hamper weeds and diseases. It is therefore vital to clean and carry out lawn maintenance procedures to keep it in top shape.
Here are several tips to help you out:
Start by cleaning up your lawn to remove leaves, fallen debris, and any other fluff that may have accumulated on it during winter. However, ensure you do it gently and avoid harming the lawn itself. Hard raking and high foot traffic on the lawn could compact the wet soil and damage new grass shoots. It’s advisable to wait till the soil is good and dry.
If you notice bare or brown spots in your lawn when cleaning, you may need to reseed those areas in order to improve the appearance of your grass. This also helps prevent weeds from growing in those spots. Also consider getting a soil test from lawn professionals in order to determine whether your soil lacks certain nutrients.
Once your lawn is well established, you can use fertilizers and herbicides to boost its growth and discourage weeds. Fertilizers can help your lawn grow thick and lush, but when used incorrectly, can cause damage to it. Herbicides should also be used with care. You need to understand when and how each of them is supposed to be used. The most common ones are pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides.
For more on how to keep your lawn nourished and ready for summer, contact Modern Turf, Rembert, SC, today!