If you have a lawn, now's the time to start thinking about spring care. Your lawn might be in a dormant state right now, but it won't stay that way for long. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, your lawn will start to awaken from hibernation. When it does, you'll need to be ready with lawn treatment. Without the right care, your lawn won't look as lush and beautiful as it should. Here are four steps to take for post-winter lawn care.
Get Some Air to the Soil
If your lawn has been hiding under a layer of thatch all winter long, you'll want to get some air to the soil. The first thing you need to do is remove the thatch, which can be done with an ordinary lawn rake. Once the thatch is removed, set out to aerate your lawn. You can use an aeration tool that can be purchased at any home improvement store. Or, you can use a pair of athletic cleats to aerate the soil. All you need to do is wear the cleats while you walk around your yard. The cleats will place small holes in the soil, which will allow air and moisture to get down to the roots. This is an easy way to encourage new lawn growth after a long winter.
Reseed the Bare Spaces
Once you've removed the thatch from your lawn, you might notice a few bare spaces. It's not uncommon for patches of lawn to die during the winter. Luckily, you don't need to replace all the lawn to repair those bare patches. All you need to do is reseed those problem areas. Use a rake to loosen up the soil in those bare spots. Place a nice layer of fresh seed in those areas and then cover them with topsoil. Those bare spots will have new growth in no time at all.
Start the Irrigation Process
After you've aerated the soil, and reseeded the bare spaces, you'll need to start the irrigation process again. Your lawn will need plenty of water to wake up from winter hibernation. Start by saturating your lawn for several days, morning, and night. Then, schedule your automatic sprinkler system to come on at least once a day, several times a week. This schedule will help to get moisture all the way down to the roots.
Schedule New Lawn Treatment
Finally, now that you're planning your spring lawn care, don't forget to schedule the lawn treatment. Now's the perfect time to contact your lawn care provider to arrange for spring treatment. They'll be able to take care of the fertilizer and pre-emergent weed treatment your lawn will need once winter is over.
For more information on lawn treatment, contact a local company providing this service.Share