How Do I Get My Lawn Ready For Spring?
When spring rolls around, it’s time to start getting your lawn ready for warmer weather. If your lawn took a beating during the winter, there are some simple ways you can get your grass looking greener and healthier so that your backyard is the envy of the neighborhood. Here are 5 tips that we know will help you get your lawn started off on the right foot.
1. Stop Weeds Before They Grow
Treat your lawn with a preventative weed fighter in the early spring for a greener, healthier lawn all summer long. A perfect solution is Estate Crabgrass Preventer with Lawn Fertilizer. This will help prevent weeds from sprouting all around your lawn in the first place. Plus, you only have to use pre-emergent herbicides once a year.
If you already have lawn weeds, you can pull or dig them up by hand or with weeders. You can also use a post-emergence herbicide, which will kill the weeds you have. However, these herbicides can also kill your grass if you’re not careful. It’s better to take preventative steps to get rid of weeds. Blain’s Farm & Fleet offers a wide selection of pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides to safely rid your lawn of weeds.
2. Maintain Your Lawn Mower
It’s also important to maintain your lawn mower. As spring rolls around, you should prepare your lawn mower for another season of work. This means cleaning the engine, changing the oil filter and fuel, cleaning the undercarriage and sharpening the lawn mower blade. Being proactive in caring for your lawn mower can save you time and money down the road.
3. Water Your Lawn in the Morning
The best time to water your lawn is between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. because your lawn will have the entire day to dry. You can also water your lawn between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. if you don’t have time in the morning. Avoid watering your lawn between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. because it’s the hottest part of the day and most of the water will simply evaporate. Check out our additional blog to find four more tips for watering your lawn.
4. Fertilize Your Lawn
Using the right lawn fertilizer at the right time can help you achieve a lush and green lawn. It’s important to fertilize your lawn in the early spring before your lawn enters its peak growing season. Try to fertilize your lawn right before a light rain to ensure all of the fertilizer is watered into the ground. Fertilizing before heavy rain often leads to a large amount of your fertilizer running off your lawn and polluting waterways.
5. Eliminate Yellow Lawn Spots
If you have a dog, you know about yellow spots on your lawn. Animal urine contains high levels of nitrogen that can burn the grass. Use mulch or gravel to create a bathroom area for your dog to help prevent yellow spots. Dogs are not the only culprits creating yellow spots in your lawn. Read through our lawn problems article to find the cause of your yellow lawn.