Preparing the Lawn for Spring

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

Spring is here! As the days get a little longer and new life is in the air, it’s a great time to reassess and re-organize. Your lawn is no different! The harsh summer sun can be a challenging time for your lawn and landscaping. This leaves one to wonder how to prepare your lawn for Spring.

In this blog, we’ll walk you through some of the basics of spring lawn care and help you prepare for the spring season.

To better prepare your lawn for the spring you can try the following:

Lawn Maintenance

Spring cleaning should go beyond the walls of your home. Your lawn needs some help too! Let’s start by cleaning it up so that your lawn starts in a healthy place. You may be surprised to hear that raking is an important factor in this. Even if you don’t have leaves on your lawn, a rake is still a useful tool. A rake can clear your lawn of thatch, which is the layer of dead grass that may be left behind from winter.

After that, it’s time to overseed your lawn. Ideally, this would be done in the fall. However, if your grass needs a bit of a boost, it’s perfectly fine to do this during the spring. Grab some grass seed and sow it over your existing lawn. This is particularly important if heavy foot traffic or dog spots have caused the lawn to go bare in a few places.

Things to Watch Out for:

  • While you may want to fertilize your lawn in the spring, only do so lightly. Spring is a time when things grow and if you put too much fertilizer out there, it may cause weed problems.

  • Preemergent herbicides are a common product to protect your lawn from weeds. If you use them, be aware that they also kill grass seeds! If you’re using these products, you’ll have to delay your overseeding treatment until the fall.

While you’re maintaining your lawn, you should take a look at your lawnmower too. You can get an engine tune-up professionally or do it yourself if you feel comfortable with it. We recommend getting an engine tune-up at least once a year for your lawnmower. You’ll want to change the oil, switch the air filter, sharper and balance the blades and clean the whole thing too. It can be an involved process, so consider getting it professionally serviced.

Getting Control of Your Weeds

Weeds are one of the most frustrating things for homeowners who care about their landscaping. While some weeds can be perfectly benign, others can harm the plants you want to grow like grass and your gardening. If you need to remove weeds from your lawn, remember that you need to fully eradicate them for it to make any impact. Weeds are resilient almost by definition. If you don’t fully eradicate them, they will return. If you have any questions about herbicide recommendations or how to fertilize your landscaping while also prevent weed growth, just give us a call and we’d love to help!

Conclusion

We hope you are as excited for spring as we are. Hopefully, you can enjoy your outdoor space because it’s so important for general well-being. At the end of the day, your yard is meant to be enjoyed and if dead patches or weeds are preventing that, you need to do something about it. As professionals in the landscaping space, we’d love to help you maintain and even improve your lawn so it can look its best.

The team at TurfOne Landscape Management is here to help with your landscaping or lawn care. Contact TurfOne Landscape Management at (314) 310-7357 and we’ll help you out!