As spring arrives in Colorado Springs, it means it’s time to get out of the house and start preparing your lawn for spring. Proper spring lawn care includes s a wide range of chores that can significantly improve the look and health of your lawn. It takes a lot of hard work to get your lawn to look like one out of a magazine. That is why we have put together a spring checklist to help you get started on achieving your lawn care goals.
Spring Lawn Care Steps – Where to Start
Having a lawn care strategy ready when spring rolls around is essential to maintaining a healthy yard. By implementing the strategies listed below, you should see an improvement in the look and health of your lawn and get closer to achieving the picture-perfect yard of your dreams.
Grass not greening up in certain areas of your yard? Are there bare spots where grass just won’t grow at all? Soil compaction is a serious and often overlooked issue that prevents water from being absorbed into the ground and can majorly impact the health of your lawn. Instead of being absorbed by the roots of your grass, water sits on top of the soil, causing the wet grass that cannot dry out to spawn lawn diseases such as brown patch and dollar spot. One of the best ways to correct compact soil is by aerating your lawn. Lawn aeration is a mechanical process that loosens up the soil and allows for the flow of water, air, and nutrients back into the soil. We suggest aerating at least once a year to keep your lawn lush and healthy.
One of the most difficult tasks for a homeowner is to figure out the “what, when, and how” of lawn fertilization. Strolling through your local home improvement store and seeing the many different types of fertilizers can be overwhelming. The first place to start in your search for the best lawn fertilizer for your lawn is a soil test. A soil test, which can be purchased at most home improvement stores, will tell you exactly what your soil is missing and what you need to add in roder for your lawn to perform its best.
Weeds are the enemy of every homeowner, but the secret to defeating them lies within your timing and level of commitment. Spring time is the best time to plan your attack on weeds because they haven’t started to germinate. Seeds from the previous season are imbedded in your soil and waiting for the weather to warm up so they can sprout, crowd out your healthy grass, and ruing the aesthetic of your lawn. To kill weeds before they germinate, you’ll need to apply pre-emergent weed control before your grass begins to green up. Pre-emergents work by coating the seeds and preventing weeds from germinating. This will lead to a significant reduction in the amount of weeds you see in the spring and summer.
Spring seeding is a great way to fill in those bald or thin patches in our lawn. It’s easy to buy a bag of seed and throw it over your lawn but did you know there is more to it than that? If you seed your yard with other strains of grass it can actually boost the health of your grass. By combining new grass types with your current grass you can make your lawn more resistant to lawn diseases, pests, and even drought. Seeding is best done after aeration so the seeds can benefit from increase air, space to grow, and nutrients.
Still Overwhelmed? We’re Here to Help!
Now’s the time to rejuvenate your lawn, so it’s prepared! Green Vision offers lawn care near Colorado Springs. Our six-step lawn care program is designed to rejuvenate your lawn and keep it healthy and weed-free all year long. If you’re interested in learning more or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 719-453-2000 or leave us a message and don’t forget to check out our monthly blog for more tips and tricks.