As April showers give way to May flowers, paying attention to your lawn’s care during this fleeting spring season is crucial. Homeowners often underestimate the necessary precautions to safeguard their lawns during these transitional months. Don’t let spring slip away without tending to your lawn’s needs; here are essential items to tick off your April lawn checklist.
April Lawn Checklist
Here’s what you need to know about caring for your lawn and landscape in April.
Cutting your grass might seem like an obvious start to lawn care, but there are a few tips to follow if you want to do it right. For spring cutting, it is suggested that homeowners don’t overdo it when it comes to length. Removing the top third of the blades is a great way to maintain a lawn and keep it growing fresh and healthy. Another tip is 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 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, 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. Ensure you are seeding warm weather grasses such as Bermuda, St. Augustine, and Centipede. Since spring is not the typical time to plant grass seeds, they must be of good quality, make proper contact with the soil, and absorb plenty of water to ensure germination.
Don’t stress about taking care of your lawn this spring; leave it to the professionals and call the prompt and courteous Nichols Reliable Lawn Care & More at 479.502.2192.