Winter weather can wreak havoc on your lawn. Spring offers the opportunity to refresh and revitalize your lawn. With the right lawn care, you can recover the color and health of your lawn. Here are some ways that you can renovate your lawn’s appearance in the spring.
Clear Away Debris
Before you can take care of your lawn, you need to remove any debris in your way. Wait until your lawn in dry and use a rake to aerate the soil. This will also help you remove any of the winter debris. It can also help provide better air circulation. The air circulation can prevent fungal problems later. Once you rake the dead grass, debris and leaves, you can focus on lawn care.
If your lawn suffers from moss build up then you may want to talk to a lawn maintenance service about scarification. Scarification is best after the last spring frost. Professionals can use a rake or a powered scarifier to tear up any thatch, dead grass, weeds or other plants. Since this may lead to bare patches, you may need to reseed.
In the spring, you should address your weeds. If you live in an area where crabgrass is common, then you may want to use prevention techniques. In the first few weeks of April, you should use a crab weed killer. In addition, you can find crabgrass killer that has fertilizer to help your grass grow.
Fertilize the Lawn
While you may need to reseed bare patches in your lawn, you should also consider fertilizers. Fertilizer can help to create thicker, healthier grass. Fertilizer what feeds your grass. If you’re unsure of the types of fertilizer available, you can talk to your lawn care professional.
If you take care of your lawn in the spring, you can expect your lawn to thrive through the warmer months. In the winter, lawn care is difficult. Often, homeowners have to let go of a healthy lawn until the weather clears up. With help from a lawn maintenance service, your lawn will have a better chance of thriving.