Spring Lawn Care Tipss That Will Pay Off Later In The Season

Posted on: 2 May 2023

Spring is the season when people generally start venturing outside more often and paying closer attention to their lawns again. If you make smart moves during this season, your lawn can look nicer not only in the spring but also through the coming summer and fall. So, how do you take great care of your lawn in the spring? Here are some lawn care tips with a great payoff later on. 

Don't mow too early.

When the sun is high in the sky and temperatures are rising, it's so tempting to go out and mow your lawn. But you really don't want to rush this. If you mow the lawn too early, you may stress the grass out before it has a chance to grow long enough and strong enough to harness enough sunlight for its springtime comeback. For best results, wait until your grass is a few inches long and is looking quite shaggy before you mow it for the first time in the spring.

Spread a pre-emergent weed killer.

Visit a local garden store and buy a bottle of pre-emergent weed killer. Scatter it throughout your yard. This will keep weeds from germinating in the first place. Taking this preventative approach is better than waiting for the weeds to grow and then trying to kill them. If the weeds never grow in the first place, they will never take up valuable nutrients that could be going to your grass.

Aerate your lawn.

When summer comes and rain is not as common, your grass may not get enough water from rain alone. You may need to water it. This will be more effective, and your grass will have an easier time actually using the water you provide if you aerate your lawn in the spring. Aeration means poking lots of little holes in the soil under your lawn. It can be done with a big piece of equipment that a professional landscaper drives. However, you can also buy handheld aerating tools at many garden stores. It will take a while, but rolling the aerator over your whole lawn will make it easier for the lawn to hold onto the water you apply.

If you follow the lawn care tips above, you should be able to enjoy a nicer, more lush lawn in the coming months. Talk to a landscaper in your area to learn more about these and other spring lawn care protocols.