Lawn Care in Spring: Do’s and Don’ts for a Healthy Lawn

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The spring season is the most amazing season of the year. The sun during the day is warm, but the breeze during that time is cool instead. Most of those who have a lawn in their residential premises will spend about a billion a year to maintain the lawn. The lawn of a house is the pride of the house owner. The owners will buy seeds, fertilizers, lawnmowers, herbicides, trimmers, and any other equipment they might need to make their lawn an ideal one. The idea of an ideal lawn is a lush expanse of grass which, when stepped gives your toes a cool, delightful feeling.

Do get rid of snow

The first thing you should when the spring starts is that you should get rid of the snow on the lawn. Snow on the lawn make the lawn a home of pests and organisms. Instead of collecting the snow in piles, spread and disperse the snow. This will help the snow melt faster. After the snow melts and water seeps in, the grass underneath can recover soon in the sun. Do not have any salting areas near your lawn. And if you are trying to rip out the snow from the lawn, you are wrong. Instead of ripping out the snow, you are tearing out the grass or plants underneath.

Plant Grass:

After cleaning the ground or lawn, you should plant grass in spring. The parts of the soil, which are brown and bare, need more seeds. Have a soil test to know the lawn does not lack anything. A soil test will you about the soil composition and nutrients present. Make the soil composition correct so that you can aerate the ground. This will help you avoid any problems with the compaction of soil.

Do overseed:

Seeds are the next thing that you should take care of. Do a little research to find out which seeds will be the most suitable in your region. The type of seed will depend on the amount of sunlight your region experiences during spring. Overseed the lawn. This will make your lawn thick and lush, which is best for the lawn. Seed coverage should be in pounds per square foot. Take special care of the areas with thinner or bare patches. But plant the seeds properly in an even manner except for the bare areas.


Do not forget water

Water should be on the priority list of your lawn care steps. After seeding, the next step is to water the lawn evenly. The lawn is going to need ample water in the first two weeks after the seeding process. The proper amount of sunlight and water will help the seeds to germinate properly.

Do not fertilize in excess:

Fertilizers and herbicides help you to grow the grass properly. Let the grass establish first, then you can add fertilizers to nourish them. Herbicides will ensure that your grass is not disturbed by the weeds. But as they say that excess of anything is dangerous, the excess of fertilizers is also dangerous for your lawn and its grass. The lawn grows lavish and thick with the right amount of fertilizers. Improper portions of fertilizers can damage the soil and the grass. At the beginning of the spring season itself, you should apply fertilizers. Herbicides should also be treated cautiously. The effectiveness of herbicides will depend on when are they used. It is always good to apply herbicides in the lawn before the germination in spring season.

Mow properly at appropriate height:

In spring, days are sunny which means you are going to have to protect your lawn from the sun. This means that you should mow your lawn such that the height of the grass do not become too small or too high. If the grass after mowing is too short, then the soil is in direct exposure to sunlight which indirectly helps the growth of weed. On the other hand, when the height of the grass is a little high, the grass can cover the soil from the sun, prevents the growth of weeds, long roots help the soil retain water. The height of the grass appropriate for your lawn varies according to the grass type, soil type and the locality. So take care of the blades while mowing, so that you do not end up mowing everything.

Take care of the lawnmower:

To take care of the lawn, you should take care of the lawnmower or string trimmer and all the other equipments that you use for your lawn. Maintenance of these machines is very important step of maintenance of your lawn.

Apart from the above mentioned tips, you should always take an expert’s opinion about the lawn-caring techniques. The professionals and experts will guide you according to your needs and will inform you about the correct process of lawn maintenance.

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