What Can You Do for Your Lawn?
The answer is, quite a bit! Use this time to prepare your grass for the summer ahead. Your lawn is just waking up from its winter nap. It will need immediate attention to be in good shape for the summer. Here are some tips to get you started.
Start by Testing Your Soil
If the ground isn’t frozen, this is the ideal time to test your soil. It will give you enough time to analyze the results and apply fertilizer. You should test your lawn approximately every 3-4 years. You can use a home testing kit or have it professionally checked by a lawn care service.
Clean Debris Off of Your Lawn
Take a few minutes to clean up any winter debris, such as rocks, sticks, and leaves. Use a rake (leaf or gardening) to gather it all. Also, rake any dead grass.
Mow Short and Bag
Now is the time to mow your grass as short as possible to eliminate the dead grass. Be careful not to scalp it, though. A short mow on the front end is healthy for your lawn and will look more attractive. Remove any clippings by bagging or raking to prevent early spring build-up.
It’s Time to Aerate
It’s best to aerate your lawn twice yearly (spring and fall). However, now is the best time if you can only do it once. Aeration will help release compaction and allow air, water, and nutrients to reach deep in the soil to the roots.
Fertilize and Water
Once your sprinkler is on for a week to ten days, you can apply spring fertilizer. The key is to ensure that you use the lightest settings and fertilize more often for about 6-8 weeks so your grass will thrive throughout the summer. Resume normal watering schedules after you fertilize.
April is National Lawn Care Month
National Lawn Care Month is just for your lawn’s care. What better way to celebrate than to have the professionals do all the work? We want to take care of you. Nichols Reliable Lawn Care & More offers quick response times to handle any problem or job in the Northwest Arkansas area. Call us today to schedule your spring lawn maintenance service. 479.502.2192
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