Spring is the time when, after months of being confined to the interior of your home, your living space opens up to include your yard as well as amenities like patios and decks. Spring-Green Lawn Care has long been in the business of maximizing outdoor spaces, so we can share the following tips for springtime lawn care that will lay the foundation for a healthy, beautiful lawn throughout the spring and summer.
Water your lawn according to weather.
When it comes to watering your lawn, there is no one-size-fits-all answer in terms of how much or how often you should do so during the spring season. In most regions, enough natural rainfall is produced in the spring to make watering unnecessary. However, supplemental watering should be done in the event of drought periods – especially if drought conditions are accompanied by warm temperatures. Generally, in this case, it is best to introduce about one inch of water per week.
Reintroduce your lawn to mowing.
In most instances, all varieties of turf grass should be mowed at 2½ to 3 inches from the spring until early fall. However, if you notice that the grass has turned brown due to winter dormancy, administer a slightly shorter mowing so that the new grass blades are not forced to compete with the old blades. For grass that is healthy, set mowers on the high side initially.
Fertilizing early is imperative.
Ideally, it is best to fertilize your lawn prior to June, as doing so will improve the chances of cultivating a strong, attractive lawn in the summer. If you have not done so yet, do not panic. Focus on fertilizing your lawn as soon as possible, and make sure you use a product that is high in nitrogen, as most plants need an infusion of this nutrient to maintain good color and growth.