Here at All Green, our commercial lawn care team has already begun dreaming of springtime. Warm weather brings green grass, and the very thought makes us giddy.
While we wait for balmy breezes to return, we thought we might share some of our favorite tips and tricks for making your turf the envy of all your competitors.
Don’t be surprised when you start hearing, “Who takes care of your lawn?”
Tip #1: Test Your Soil
Where does your lawn fall on the pH scale?
If it’s too acidic or low on the pH scale, then it will not encourage healthy and robust turf growth. Try not to sweat it if your lawn’s pH isn’t exactly what you want though, because it’s something you can easily correct.
In fact, you can buy a testing kit that can help you address the pH issues in your soil. If it’s too acidic, you simply need to add lime to the soil — but you’ll need a little expert advice on how much.
Testing your soil isn’t something you need to do every year. You should be just fine if you do it every three or four years — or hire a professional to handle it for you!
Tip #2: Shake It Up with a Rake
You know what Taylor Swift says: Rake, rake, rake it off! (or something like that).
When the ground thaws in the spring, take advantage of the dry soil — it’s easier to rake.
The goal of raking isn’t to really remove debris, although that’s part of it. The larger goal here is to give the soil a little wake-up call. This also gives you the perfect opportunity to look your lawn over as you go, so you can find those areas that may have been damaged over the course of the winter.
Tip#3: Patch up Your Patch
Winter isn’t only hard on us humans, it’s hard on your turf too.
If you notice places that look a little patchy, you’ll want to lay down some new sod or seed it. Laying sod can be a bit tricky, so you may want to leave that to the professionals.
Seeding, on the other hand, is a bit easier.
You’ve already raked, so all you have to do is scatter some seed and cover it with a light layer of soil, mulch or steer manure. Now, water like you’ve never watered before, as you’ll need to keep the soil damp until the grass sprouts.
Tip #4: Feed Me!
Finally, you will definitely need to fertilize your lawn come spring.
Winter is brutal on the soil, and many key nutrients erode with rain runoff and snowmelt. The right fertilizer for your turf will depend on a variety of factors, including your soil quality and the type of grass you grow.
Again, unless you can spend a bit of time with soil analysis and online fertilizer tutorials, this one is best left to the experts.
Speaking of experts, All Green Pest Control and Lawn Care is your go-to expert in northern Utah. Serving the Salt Lake City area and surrounding communities, our technicians take the hassle out of keeping your turf and landscaping lush, green and weed- and pest-free.
Give us a call today for all of your commercial lawn care needs.