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Five Lawn Care Chores You Need This Spring
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Friday, August 24, 2018

When spring arrives, it is time to take a closer look at our lawns. Winters can prove to be harsh to our lawns, therefore you need to get it maintained and bring it back to the shape before summer arrives. What do you need to do to keep the lawn maintained? We have for five essential tips for you that will help make your lawn ready before the summer heat begins.

1. Remove Debris

Debris includes the dead leaves, branches, sticks, and trash. This is the first thing that you need to do. You must even notice patches of grass that are matted down with gray spots; this is usually snow mold. Snow mold destroys the leaves of the grass by it won’t destroy the grass mostly.

During the severe winters, salt is used on the roads in huge amounts. This salt would usually cause no harm to the grass, but other weeds like crabgrass might be affected. A soil conditioner can be used to restore the soil as it makes the salt leach through the soil. The conditioner will also help reverse the effects of salt on the plants or grass. An ideal time to use the conditioner is before rain. If applied before rain, it will help it soak into the soil.

2. Reseed

When you are evaluating your lawn, you should look at the bare spots. These bare spots can cause weeds to grow if proper care is not taken. The best solution is to add some grass seeds to the bare spots as soon as they are prepared. A combination of different grass types is usually a good way to deal with it. Your lawn care contractor can advise you better on which seeds you should use after they take a look at your current grass type.

3. Mow

Mowing the lawn is necessary to prevent it from weeds in the future. If you are mowing for the first time in the season, it should be about 2.5 inches. A lawn contractor in your area can better advise you on how much and how often you should cut your grass to make it stay healthy.

4. Aerate

Roots breathe too. If the soil has become compacted over time, you need to aerate it. This is done by removing plugs of soil using law aerator. The hollow tines of the aerator remove dirt from the lawn allowing the roots to breathe and grow better.

5. Fertilize

Fertilizers contain essential elements like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous. These give the soil the necessary minerals to grow healthy grass. There are some kinds of fertilizers that are water-soluble and can be distributed through water irrigation systems. These are ideal for fertilizing in early spring because they slowly release nitrogen into the soil.

Everyone wants their lawn to look lush green but a very few of us actually want to do something about it. Chores like those mentioned above do get hectic at times. Therefore, you can direct the hassle to a landscaping service in your area like H&T Services.


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