The long-anticipated year of 2022 has arrived at our doorsteps faster than we can blink. With the new year comes many new year resolutions that we set out to conquer. So why not make sprucing up your lawn one of your resolutions for the new year?
Now that the winter months are starting to dwindle as the days pass, yard maintenance is crucial for a healthy lawn. With these lawn care tips in 2022, your well-manicured lawn will surely turn heads. Keep reading for a list of the best ways to get your lawn ready for the new year.
Rake up leaves and matted areas
Start the year off on the right foot by cleaning up any leftover leaves, sand, and salt piled up from the colder months. Often, debris will turn matte over areas of your lawn and can be weighed down by snow. Not to mention, dethatching, also known as raking, helps combat moss growth. The debris build-up prevents the soil from getting the necessary nutrients and water to feed the grass.
Identify any brown or yellow patches on the lawn
These discolored patches on your lawn can be caused by various factors such as trimming the grass too short, excess fertilizer, and weather conditions. If your grass was mowed too short, an easy solution is to spray the affected area with a trusted iron supplement. In the case of too much fertilizer, wash the area with water to remove any fertilizer residue.
Aerate the lawn for the new year
If you missed the slot to aerate your lawn in the fall, there’s still a chance to do it in the late spring. For a healthy lawn, you’ll want to aerate the soil to allow water and air to reach the roots of the grass. Aerating the lawn helps get all the necessary nutrients into your grass.
Water wisely and frequently
Watering your lawn is one of the critical fundamentals to maintaining a healthy curb appeal. However, keep in mind that if your lawn is already in healthy condition, there is no need to water it as frequently. A handy way to automate this process is to install a robust sprinkler system that will do the work for you.
Don’t forget to mow the lawn regularly
Mowing your lawn regularly is another fundamental piece of lawn maintenance. It’s customary to mow your lawn at least once a week and try not to cut the grass too short. Ideally, you’ll want to mow the lawn when it is dry so that the blades will leave a seamless, clean cut.
Trim the trees
When the weather clears up, be sure to head out and do some tree trimming. Not only will this help clear up any debris, but it will leave your lawn looking sharp. During the colder months, trees will lose their branches, and if left unchecked, they could fall and cause property damage or, worse, potential injury. An excellent time to tree trim is once every three years.
Apply fertilizer and weed killer
Typically, you will want to apply a combination of fertilizer and pre-emergent to your lawn in the early spring. Then, use a second treatment of the products about six to eight weeks later. Some pre-emergent products include a weed killer application to help reduce costs and time in the long run.
Check your soil
The soil in your lawn is the heart of it all. Perform a soil test to check the health of your lawn. This will also provide insight when it comes to applying fertilizer and choosing the right type of grass.
A well-maintained yard starts with well-maintained equipment. It is just as essential to ensure your equipment is in good condition, from mowers to weed eaters. Perform routine check-ups with your lawnmower, such as replacing the spark plug, changing the oil, cleaning the underside, and more.
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