spring lawn care

Spring Lawn Care Steps

We all know that spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. The flowers, the birds, the fresh air—it's all so invigorating! But for those of us with lawns to care for, it can also be a time of frustration. There are many steps to take in order to ensure your lawn is at its peak come summertime: fertilizing, weed control, mowing height adjustment...and the list goes on. If you're looking for some great tips on how to get your lawn into shape this year then read on! 

lawn mower height settings

Dethatching

Dead grass on your lawn not only prevents new seed from germinating, but it also promotes fungus and pest infestation. Dead grass becomes matted down into thatch which stops the spread of healthy seeds for other plants to grow in close proximity; this makes dethatching an important part about maintaining a beautiful green space! The thick mats can be easily removed with either a rake designed specifically towards removing clumps.

dethatching

Soil Testing 

To grow grass successfully, you need the right soil. Most varieties thrive in conditions that are neither acidic nor alkaline. Soil test kits exist to help determine what kind of pH your garden has and how much acidity or basic properties it needs! They are pretty inexpensive and can be bought here at Covington!   

soil test kit

Yard Cleaning 

It’s time to get your rake and pruning shears out for spring! Clear away the ravages of winter on this property. Look closely at all plants that didn't survive, as well as those damaged or dead branches from trees - cut them off now so they don't cause any further damage in May when plant growth will be picking up again anyways (you'll want some new leaves). Take care not just around our yards but also along sidewalks--we can never tell what might have been left behind by passing cars during their annual journey through town.

yard cleaning

Aeration

The ground beneath your lawn is slowly being compacted, making it more difficult for grass roots to grow. But don't worry! Aerating the soil will help release oxygen and give off a better quality of life in this area so that you can enjoy beautiful green color all year long without worrying about dead zones or lifted growth periods due increased traffic from kids playing outside. Using a liquid aerator, will help you achieve these goals of loosening your compacted soil with ease. By using an organic liquid aerator, it replaces those other tools that leave plugs in your lawn, making it look unsightly. 

Liquid Lawn Aerator

Weeds

Weed control is essential to having a beautiful lawn this spring. If you don’t act against weeds now, before they emerge from their roots and start growing rapidly in the summer sun (where all those nutrients are), then there's no telling what will happen - maybe worst of all: You won't be able to stop them! Prevent these pests by applying a pre-emergent herbicide that works as early as possible; it'll help keep out any potential seeds or seedling weed stems so we can get ahead of things at least somewhat when it comes down to fighting off unwanted vegetation later on during summer months. 

Weed Control

Over Seeding

When planting a lawn, it's important to take into account that you’ll need to water and weed the grass regularly. If your springtime garden is simply too bare for people or pets' feet we can use herbicide-free seeds instead! Be aware though; if beginning this process in early summer (when plants are actively growing), be mindful not only about watering but also making sure they get enough sunlight—especially those new arrivals who might have been crowded out by taller species such as rye before being dwarfed back down again once their light requirements catch up with yours.

overseeding lawn

Spring Lawn Maintenance 

The lawn season is in full swing! Make sure that you have all of your outdoor tools inspected before this time, including the mower. If it's necessary for service or if there are any maintenance tasks on hand like changing oil and spark plugs then do so now to avoid problems with cutting grass later down the road when things get hectic during peak hours around summertime.

The More the Merrier! 

Spring is almost here and your yard could use some love. Get in the know on these spring lawn care steps to ensure you’re taking proper care of it during this time when everything grows so fast! We hope that our blog post was helpful in giving you a better understanding of how to take care of your lawn for this season. If you're looking for more information or want personal help with any aspects, don't hesitate to contact us today at (405) 676-1575. We'll be happy to answer all your questions and provide assistance where needed! Thanks again for reading - until next week!


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