There are a variety of ways to make sure your lawn springs back from those long and cold winter months. Just by following a few simple tips, you can enjoy your lush green lawn when the warmer weather sets in.
It is important to rake your lawn out in order to free it of old debris that has accumulated over the winter months. Dead grass, weeds, and leaves can easily be raked up and will then promote new and healthy grass growth. Since the grass is quite fragile at this time of year, removing old and dead debris from your lawn will ensure that your grass will get the proper nutrients it needs to grow and keep thriving.
Cut Your Grass
Set your mower to the highest setting and cut your grass. Be sure to bag it as well. This is important as you want to cut back that old dead top part of the grass in order to promote new growth. This will allow that all important sunlight to easily penetrate into your lawn and your lawn’s roots so that your grass will continue to grow.
The best way to get that green grass growing faster is by fertilizing your lawn. It provides abundant and necessary nutrients for the lawn. There are some extra bonuses which you can look for when selecting a Spring fertilizer for your lawn. Some fertilizers contain crabgrass control, others are a slow release formula and others are made so that you don’t have to constantly water your lawn. It is important to select a fertilizer that helps stop the growth of weeds.
A few weeks after you fertilize, go ahead and reseed your lawn. It is important to “refresh” your lawn after a long winter. Be sure not to wait to long, as you want to ensure that the seed has time to germinate and grow before the hotter weather comes around. You want a good shot at getting your grass to grow and in order to make sure that happens, reseed your lawn before the beginning of April.
If you start to see weeds creeping up already, be sure to make them stop in their tracks. Use a weed control that does not kill your grass, but only the weeds. By killing the weeds early this will prevent them from taking over your lawn when the more humid and hotter weather sets in.
Ann Martin is a freelance writer for Dinnerware Center, which specializes in dinnerware and flatware sets, such as the Oneida Michelangelo and the Oneida Paul Revere. Ann is a writer for other home improvement websites as well. When Ann is not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.