As spring slowly makes its debut after a long, cold winter, it’s time to start thinking about reviving your lawn! This may seem like a daunting task, what with your lawn being covered in snow and ice for several months. But with a few simple tasks, you can help bring your lawn back to life this spring.
Clean It Up
Once all of the snow has melted from your lawn, one of the first things you should do when reviving your lawn is to clean up any debris that may have collected during the winter months. You want to make sure each blade of grass has the same access to the sun and nutrients so that they will all have an equal chance of become lush and green. If your lawn has any leaves that got trapped under the snow, mulch them! If there are any dead plants in your yard, remove them. Twigs and tree branches that may have broken off under heavy snow should be removed too.
During the cleaning process, a rake is a very useful tool to gather up debris. But it’s important to make sure you don’t overdo it. Too much raking could actually end up damaging the delicate blades of grass and do more harm than good. While it’s important to clean up your yard after winter, you don’t need to collect every single piece of leaf or tree branch. Do your best without compromising your lawn in its fragile state.
Test the Soil
One of the most important aspects of bringing life to your lawn is proper soil. Each spring it is a good idea to test your soil for the proper pH balance and nutrients. Your results will help steer you in the proper direction when it comes to fertilization.
With a thick blanket of heavy snow compounded by people stomping over it with heavy boots, it’s likely your soil is packed down pretty well. This makes it harder for the roots of your lawn to grow properly and get their necessary nutrients. Aerating your lawn will help break up the soil to ensure those roots get proper air and nutrients. This is key to getting a lively lawn and My All Green can help! If you’re looking for a company that will bring your lawn back to life with exceptional customer service, look no further than My All Green.
Attacking weeds before they emerge is a great way to keep them at bay all summer. As your law begins to come back to life, so do the seeds from last year’s weeds. Pull any weeds you see and apply a pre-emergent as soon as possible. The professionals at My All Green can handle your proactive weed control for you!
Spring is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn. Your lawn will be waking up from a deep sleep ready to soak up all available nutrients.