After the cold winter months, spring is the perfect time to prepare your lawn for the warmer months ahead. Maintaining a healthy, happy lawn can be hard work. That’s why it’s important to create a spring lawn preparation plan that will give your lawn its best chance at thriving not just in the spring, but all year long! At Specialized Pest Control & Lawn Care, we are committed to helping our customers achieve an envy-worthy lawn. Our experts are happy to share their top tips for spring lawn treatments that will ensure your lawn thrives for many months ahead.
How Do I Treat My Lawn in the Spring?
Clean Up Your Lawn After Winter
Before you can get to work on your lawn, it’s important to ensure other areas of your yard are trimmed and tidy. This includes trimming trees, hedges, and shrubs. Remove tree branches that are decaying or have fallen off. Address any weed issues. Rake your lawn to remove the last of the dead leaves from the prior fall months. It’s only with a tidy yard that you can allow your lawn to thrive in the spring, summer, and fall months.
Test Your Soil and Check For Lawn Problems
Before you fertilize your lawn or make any changes, it’s wise to test your soil’s pH levels. The ideal pH level depends on the type of grass you have—most grasses here in Utah thrive when the soil has a neutral pH level between 5.5 and 8.0. For help determining the correct pH level for your type of grass, the spring lawn care experts at Specialized can help.
In addition to testing the pH levels, inspect your lawn for any diseases or pest problems. Thatch is a common lawn problem in residential lawns that have not been treated. Thatch is a layer of living and dead grass shoots, stems, and roots that populates between the blades of grass and soil layer. A thatch rake or dethatcher can help fix this common problem.
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Aerate Your Spring Lawn
It’s important to get into the habit of aerating your lawn. The many benefits of aeration include improved fertilizer uptake, better tolerance to drought and heat, better exchange of nutrients and oxygen with the soil, and more. The best time to aerate your lawn is the early spring or fall, making now the ideal opportunity to do so. This can help the overall health of your lawn.
Learn How to Fertilize
We all know that fertilizers help maintain the nutritional balance of your lawn and encourage growth. But many people are intimidated by fertilizer, especially because improper use can lead to a ruined lawn. Always use fertilizers sparingly and follow your local fertilizer ordinance guidelines. Your spring lawn treatment experts at Specialized can help you determine when and how to fertilize.
Maintain a Lawn Mowing Schedule in the Spring
Before you begin to mow in the spring, ensure your mower has sharp blades, which are important to maintain a green lawn. Mowing your lawn too short will weaken the root system and allow for weeds. Your grass should never be mowed more than ⅓ its leaf surface, and, on average, a lawn should be mowed about once a week.
Best Spring Lawn Treatment in Northern Utah & Southern Idaho
With the above spring lawn care steps, you should be well on your way to a lush, green lawn. If you need assistance or advice for your unique lawn care needs, the lawn care experts at Specialized can help. Our team will work with you to develop a spring lawn preparation plan suited to your unique needs.
Spring Lawn Treatment in Salt Lake County and Northern Utah
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