Lawn care is a year-round process. Thankfully, the right preparation in spring can make the rest of the year stress-free. Enjoy a luscious lawn with these basic tips for maintaining your lawn in the spring. Consider working with a professional team to enjoy a pristine lawn all year long.
Aerate and Dethatch Your Lawn
Aeration prevents compacted soil from affecting the health of your lawn. Aerate your lawn to promote oxygen and water entering tough, compacted soil. There are many aerating tools you can invest in, or a professional lawn service provider can quickly aerate your entire lawn for you.
Thatch is organic matter that’s accumulated in your lawn. Too much thatch can choke your grass and limit growth. This could create bare patches or encourage stunted, dry grass growth. Dethatching is hard work without the right tools, so consider hiring a professional for this essential springtime maintenance task.
Weed and Seed
Spring is the time to take on any pesky weeds and bare patches in your lawn. If you wait until summer for this lawn care task, it may struggle to receive enough water to keep up with the rest of your lawn. Seed bare spots and consider using fertilizer to enrich the soil and promote healthy growth.
Some weeds are easy to remove by pulling and planting new grass. Others require herbicides and other tools to effectively eliminate them. Don’t let stubborn weeds take over your lawn. Ask a professional about natural, safe herbicide strategies to target weeds without harming your lawn, your health or your pets.
Rake and Mow for a Manicured Lawn
Once you complete all of these preparation tasks, it’s time to rake out any leftover leaves and thatch and keep your lawn mowed. For more information on complete springtime lawn care, or to work with a professional team of lawn experts, contact Organic Lawn Care Services today.