It’s never too early to start preparing for your lawn care. Right now is the perfect time to start working out your lawn care strategy for the fast-approaching spring. Early spring lawn care creates a healthy foundation for a healthy lawn all year long. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your lawn for the spring.
Spring cleaning isn’t just an indoor chore, it’s also a great way to give your lawn a boost in the early spring. Lawn debris like piles of leaves, broken branches, and twigs create the perfect environment for lawn diseases, turf-damaging pests, and lawn fungi. By going through your lawn in the early spring and cleaning up all the debris, you eliminate some enormous threats to your lawn. In the early spring, every little bit of attention and care goes a long way in keeping the lawn healthy throughout the summer and fall.
Weeds might be the biggest threat to our lawns all year. These stress-inducing plants pop up in the spring, summer, and fall. With an effective, early spring weed control strategy, you can free your lawn of the first wave. Pre-emergent herbicides will be your best friend in the spring. This special type of herbicide only works on weeds that haven’t sprouted yet. Apply it in the early spring, before the weeds have sprouted, and most of the weed seeds overwintering in your lawn will be neutralized. A weed-free spring is a great way to have a healthy, vibrant, and weed-free summer and fall.
The next essential step to early spring lawn preparation is to establish your watering strategy. Having too much or not enough water creates a stressful lawn. A stressful lawn has a weaker immune system and can’t withstand environmental factors, weed infestations, or lawn pests. An efficient irrigation schedule is the answer. Water your lawn early in the morning to allow the Georgia sun to dry off the excess water. Watering too late results in damp grass overnight, creating the perfect environment for lawn fungus.
Early spring is one of the best times for mosquito prevention. Hitting these dangerous pests early in the spring sets you up for a mosquito-free year. The best way to prevent mosquitoes this spring is by removing or treating any standing water in your lawn. Mosquitoes lay their eggs anywhere they can find standing water. Seven days later and you have a new generation of mosquitoes. Look around your lawn for anything that collects water and dump it out. Doing this once per week and after rainstorms reduces the overall population of mosquitoes in and around your lawn. It also reduces future populations, making summer and fall mosquito control even easier.
Lawn aeration is one of the best services for any lawn. This beneficial lawn care service improves soil drainage by pulling out cores of compacted soil. Relieving the lawn of soil compaction in the spring helps reduce any pooling water and water runoff in the lawn. Pooling water leaves the lawn vulnerable to lawn diseases, fungus, and a boom in your mosquito population.
Though these early spring preparation tips will help you set your lawn up for success, there’s no replacing a solid lawn care program. Here at Environmental Turf Management, we have the expert technicians and premium services to give any lawn a healthy year. Give your lawn the best care available with a lawn care program from Environmental Turf Management.
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