April showers bring May flowers but not if you neglect your lawn. Spring is a season that seems to take forever to show up and then is gone in a flash. Homeowners often forget to take the proper precautions to protect their lawn during these months. Here are a few things you don’t want to forget to mark off your April lawn checklist.
Cutting your grass might seem like an obvious start to lawn care, but there are actually a few tips to follow if you want to do it right. For spring cutting it is suggested that home owners don’t overdue it when it comes to length. Removing the top third of the blades is a great way to maintain a lawn and still keep it growing fresh and healthy. Another tip is to try to keep foot traffic to a minimum during these fast-growing seasons.
When trying to prevent insects from ruining your lawn during the spring, mulching is absolutely necessary. After winter, remove and replace mulch that has been overrun by disease and insects. This is most common in mulch surrounding plants such as azaleas and roses. So keep a close eye on them! If your mulch looks healthy just freshen it up with a quick raking and turning.
Though fall is the best time for seeding your lawn, there is a window of opportunity for seeding in the spring. Make sure that you are seeding warm weather grasses such as Bermuda, St. Augustine, and centipede. Since spring is not the typical time to plant grass seeds it is important for them to be good quality, make proper contact with the soil and absorb plenty of water to assure germination.