Prepping Your Lawn for Summer
You can ask just about any homeowner, and they will tell you one of their top concerns is maintaining a healthy-looking lawn. Between maintaining the bright, healthy green yard of your dreams and keeping up with the length of the fast-growing grass, here are a few tips to help you out.
The best way to begin your yard prep is by gathering limbs, sticks, twigs, leaves and other litter surrounding your home. You can use a rake or leaf blower to do this.
Next, fertilize your lawn. The type of fertilizer varies depending on the type of grass you have, so be sure to research before purchasing. Fertilizer adds to the natural nutrients in your grass to help it grow thicker and fuller. Apply it at least twice a year, and cut back 30 days before the hottest summer temperatures hit.
You also may want to apply weed killer and pre-emergent, which is used to prevent crabgrass. If you don’t treat your lawn for crabgrass before it shows up, you won’t be able to get rid of it by autumn. Most lawn care brands offer a 2-in-1 solution which helps reduce the time and money spent in this part.
Mowing every five days for the first six weeks of spring instead of once a week will help avert roots from being stunted. If the grass grows too much before being cut, it prevents them from reproducing properly, which will affect your lawn for the rest of the year.
Choosing a good mulch greatly affects how your lawn looks and performs over the course of the warmer months. Trim dead branches on bushes before replacing the mulch under them.
Do not try to fill in brown patches with grass seed if you are applying pre-emergent or weed killer. Wait to seed until the fall, so they will begin to sprout and grow.
If you would rather trust your lawn to a seasoned professional, we offer services year-round to keep your lawn looking its best. Call or email today for your free estimate. In the meantime, give our tips a try and let us know what you think on our Facebook page.