Prior to spring approaching, you should already be planning your gardens and creating a good schedule for taking care of your lawn. During the winter season, your yard might have taken a beating with the frequent rain, ice, and snow. The following tips help you to improve your lawn during the spring.
Water the Lawn Regularly
You might not have watered your lawn much during the winter, depending on your climate, so make sure you remember to start watering it more frequently. If you aren't sure how frequent your lawn needs to be watered, contact a qualified landscaper. Generally the frequency will depend on the average temperature you have in the spring, including the climate and humidity level. If you notice your grass curling up or wilting, it is probably time to increase how often you water. The same can be said for when the grass blades turn a bluish-gray color. If you are getting a brand new lawn for spring, it needs to be watered more often in the beginning.
Control Insects and Pests
All yards have a variety of insects and pests, some of which can help your flowers and plants grow, while others kill them. Contacting a pest control company to identify the different pests is a good idea as they can let you know what problem pests you have and how to eliminate them. One pest you definitely want to get rid of is the grub. Grubs are terrible for your lawn because they begin by attacking the roots and soil, thus destroying your grass and nearby plants. If you have patches of dead grass, it is a good indication of having a grub problem. You can either purchase a grub control product or have them removed professionally by a pest control company.
Keep Cutting the Lawn
Not only do you need proper watering of your lawn, but you also need to cut it regularly. Instead of waiting until you have grass that is a foot tall, trim it often, but less at a time. It needs to be trimmed regularly to keep it healthy and full, providing you with a beautiful lawn. When moving the grass, rotate directions each time so it looks more even.
Fertilizer is also important, primarily since you are going to cut the lawn often. When you cut the grass, you take away some of the lawn's nutrients. To keep it growing, add fertilizer about every month or so when the spring season begins. Look for fertilizer with ingredients like nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous, as they provide the nutrients your grass needs for proper growth.
To learn more, contact a company like Williams Lawn Care & Landscaping, Inc.