10 To-Do Things To Make Your Lawn Spring-Ready

lawn careSpring is fast approaching and everything in your lawn will come to life again. It’s this time of year that will be perfect for tasks such as spring lawn care. Doing some tasks during the spring and pre-spring period will be good or your lawn. On the other hand, neglecting lawn care during this period would make your lawn suffer for the rest of the year. If you’re up to the challenge, here are some things you could do to prep your lawn for spring:

Raking is the first step in lawn care

The first step of your spring lawn care Myrtle Beach is raking. If you’re wondering why it’s the first item on the list, there’s a pretty good reason. Some might have already raked up the leaves in the fall, but that’s not the point. You should first rake your lawn to avoid excessive thatch buildup. To save yourself some time next season, do some deep raking during fall. This way, you could get rid of dead leaves and prevent thatch buildup at the same time.

Check the ground for compaction

If your lawn gets a lot of foot traffic each year, it may be prone towards compaction. A clear indication of soil compaction is the presence of moss.  Lawn aeration is the solution for soil compaction. You can rent lawn aerators for the job. However, the bad news is that experts recommend lawn aeration in fall, which means you’re out of luck if you’re only just learning about this at this time. You can try again next season.

Liming

Aside from soil compaction, moss growth also means the acidity levels in your soil is quite high. The problem with high acidity levels is that grass can’t thrive. Grass, after all, thrives in neutral pH levels. However, this problem can be solved by liming. On the other hand, it’s a good thing to note that the effects of liming isn’t immediate.

Overseeding specific parts of the lawn

Sometimes you could see some bare patches on your lawn due to a number of things. In any case, overseeding can be the solution. Use slow release nitrogen fertilizer during the process of overseeding. After 5 weeks, apply quick release fertilizer. However, this process is best done during fall.

Fertilizing

There are different ways to fertilize. You can either go organic or choose chemicals. Compost or chemical-based fertilizers have their own pros and cons. The only difference is the price and application. Chemical fertilizers vary in application. You might want to check the type of application for a certain fertilizer before purchasing one.

Applying pre-emergent herbicides

Do you have problems with weed and crabgrass? There are solutions for this problem and one of them is to use a pre-emergent herbicide. The application of pre-emergent herbicides go alongside the application of fertilizers.

Applying post-emergent herbicides

Have some perennial weed problems? There are some persistent weeds that still manage to germinate in spring despite your efforts. However, it’s not as hard to resolve. You could apply post-emergent herbicides. These chemicals are often sprayed during fall when weed seeds stay buried in the ground until spring.

Getting the lawnmower tuned up

Mowing the lawn in the summer is either fun or tiring depending on how you look at it. If you’re the kind you think it’s tiring, why make things worse with a problematic lawn mower? Before spring is in full swing, prepare your lawn mower and tune it up beforehand.

Get yourself a lawnmower

If all else fails and your lawnmower is still being stubborn about starting up, probably it’s time for a new one. There are different types of lawnmowers that are specific for some landscapes. Maybe it’s just time for that long overdue update.

Honing your mowing strategies

Mowing your lawn isn’t as simple as you first thought. You should consider a number of things to keep your lawn looking good and healthy. If you are unsure about how to go about the right way of mowing your lawn, you could always hire professional lawn care services.

 

Call Conner’s Lawn Care Service today if you need expert care for your garden.

 

Conner’s Lawn Care Service
Myrtle Beach, SC
843-504-4901
https://connerslawncare.com/

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