Five Tips for Lawn Maintenance in Spring

Spring is finally here! This season is signaled by the blooming of beautiful spring flowers, like daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses. Birds begin to sing harmoniously and bees, as well as butterflies, start to dance around your garden, hopping from one bloom to another. These are among the many signs of early spring, which also indicates that it’s time to do some lawn maintenance once again.

Listed below are some of the best tips on taking care of your lawn, which is just in time for the beginning of spring. 

Pruning in Early Spring

Since most trees and shrubs are dormant throughout winter, pruning should be done in late winter or early spring. Remove dead or wilting branches, stubs, and leaves to allow more room for growth. Plus, pruning in early spring helps prevent the infestation of spring pests, such as squirrels, in your yard. 

Rake to Dethatch

Although there may still be a few fallen leaves on the ground, doing your raking in the early spring helps promote better air circulation in the grass, which in turn improves germination, and prevents disease. This activity also helps clear out thatch. 

Thatch is a layer of organic matter found around the base of the grass that contains a combination of living and dead plant matter, like rhizomes, roots, and crowns. An unhealthy and thick thatch suffocates your grassroots by barricading moisture, nutrient supply, and airflow. 

Make sure that your lawn is dry enough, so you don’t damage your grass and soil while raking. Footprints on the lawn when you walk around indicate that the yard is still moist. 

Soil Care

Your garden beds may have fully compacted soil after winter, which means your lawn won’t grow as beautifully as the season. One way to take care of your soil is to add organic matter, which helps improve the soil’s capacity to store and generate nutrients. Try leaving thin layers of leaves in your beds, mulch them, and then leave them to decay to add organic matter to your soil. 

Another solution is aerating the lawn to help loosen the soil. Loose soil helps absorb water and nutrients, and it also allows for more room for roots to grow. 

Dealing with Weeds

Weeds are bad for your lawn. They compete for food, sunlight, and space against the other plants in your garden bed. If left alone, weeds tend to become more invasive, especially as the daylight gets stronger leading up to summer. When that happens, weeds will be harder to pull out.

Dealing with weeds in early spring is essential. Know the proper techniques on how to pull them out.

Check Your Lawn Sprinkler

Once spring begins and the temperature starts to warm up, you’ll finally need to turn on the irrigation system to water the lawn. Inspect your sprinklers before turning them on for spring. Check the pressure, look for clogged screens, and remove any obstruction that will cause a problem in the water distribution. 

Finally, if you notice any hard-to-explain issues in your sprinkler system, contact your local supplier for lawn sprinkler services and repairs. 

Embrace the Beauty of Spring at Home

Imagine sitting on your patio while basking in the sun as spring begins. Now, top that off with the sight of a healthy lawn that’s blooming together with the season. You have yourself a wonderful feeling of new beginnings as you celebrate the rejuvenating aura of spring. Start by taking good care of your lawn and all greeneries in your home so you have a bloomingly amazing spring.

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