It may be winter and you aren’t thinking about your lawn just yet but you should be. Spring is just around the corner, even the groundhog was right! Just because the grass is not yet growing doesn’t mean that you can’t have a healthy lawn come spring.
If you didn’t winterize your lawn before winter came it’s not too late to call us, check it out, and get it ready for mowing season. We can offer tips and solutions on how to prepare for a new season. We offer free consultations and want your lawn to be the best one on the street!
Did you know that snow mold can threaten your yard? You can prevent the snow mold by making sure it is winterized, cleaned up, and cut correctly in the fall. Though it might be too late now, plan for next year’s winter and focus on the spring months ahead.
Here are some tips to prepare for as spring heads our way and don’t start working on your yard until the soil dries out enough to not do damage.
- Prevent walking on frost as it will leave temporary brown footprints. Although mud tracks from footprints or lawn equipment may look bad, they usually do no damage unless there are deep ruts as well.
- Lawn Mowers have been sitting for too long so make sure that you sharpen your lawn mower and change the oil.
- If you didn’t aerate your lawn in the fall months, you can do so before crabgrass pre emergent is applied. Although it can get very muddy and messy–even do damage of not done correctly–so we wait until fall.
- Add lime and a fertilization program now to get your lawn kicked into gear and growing and recovering from winter.
- Don’t water your lawn until it is growing and the soil is drying. Your lawn needs 1″ of water per week. This should be done in as FEW watering a as possible. Ideally one or two morning. Watering every day creates a shallow root system and can cause many problems.
It may be soggy and wet, but once beautiful spring hits prepare yourself–and your mower! Want more advice or a consultation on your lawn? Just call or email us today! Get setup with our lawn program now to ensure timely applications. If you wait for the dandelions, you have missed the crabgrass!