Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Properly Maintained This Spring

With Spring officially upon us, it is once again time to get your yard back in pristine condition. However, lawn maintenance requires more work than simply mowing your yard. There are a variety of steps you will need to take in order to ensure that you have a beautiful, lush, green yard to enjoy with your family this summer. Here are a few of the steps you can take to prepare your lawn this spring.

Tips for Keeping Lawn Properly Maintained

Dethatching

Once your yard appears healthy enough for work to be done on it, the first thing you will want to do is clean it up. Dead grass, as well as leftover lawn clippings and leaves, can accumulate on your lawn and get matted down into thatch. Thatch is problematic as it can prevent lawn growth, and can also lead to pest infestations and fungus growth. It is then important to start your spring lawn maintenance by giving it a good going over with a lawn rake with stiff tines, or with a dethatching rake, to remove as much of this thatch as possible to help give your lawn the best chance of growing healthy.

Aeration

Aeration is another important lawn maintenance task that should be performed in early spring. Aeration is often necessary, as, in high-traffic areas of your yard, the soil beneath the grass can become compacted. When the soil become compacted, this does not leave enough room in your soil for grass roots to grow, or for nutrients to reach these roots, which can cause your grass to become stifled and die. You will then want to consider aerating your yard to give roots more room, as well as to allow air, nutrients, and water to better penetrate the soil. However, it is important to wait until you have mowed your yard 2 or 3 times this spring before you aerate it to ensure that it is strong and mature enough to withstand aeration.

From weeding, to pest control, to aeration, to fertilizing, keeping one’s yard healthy is often quite complicated. This is particularly true in the spring, as a lot must be done to prepare your yard for summer. This is why it can be beneficial to hire a professional lawn maintenance service to mow and care for your yard this spring and summer. Contact us to learn more about lawn care tips, as well as to learn about how we can help keep your yard healthy and green.

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