When Should I Start Getting My Lawn Ready for Spring?
Spring is here! We are starting to see more and more warmer days, and the recent rains definitely have us thinking about getting the yard cleaned up.
Keep in mind Mother Nature doesn’t have a switch for Spring, so while the calendar says Spring, things don’t always happen at once. Our lawn and plants may not be quite ready!
Take your lead from Mother Nature when it comes to knowing when to start watering. The recent rains we have had will be a big boost to helping our lawns start to green up and grow. You can start watering a little around the end of March if don’t receive much precipitation. Keep in mind that winds can also pull moisture from your lawn, as does heat.
Right now, your lawn is probably brown, and now looking great. It’s still a little early to starting mowing, but when you do mow for the first time, cut it short and bag the clippings. This will help the lawn start to green up quicker.
Don’t be nervous just yet if your yard isn’t greening up as quickly as your neighbor’s yard. What you did in the Fall has an impact on what your lawn is doing now. If you used a winterizer at the end of Fall, your yard may be greening up quicker that those that weren’t treated with this extra fertilizer.
If your yard isn’t looking quite right around mid-April, give us a call. Some areas of your yard, the parking strip along the street for example, may take a little longer to look healthy. We had a rough winter will a lot of precipitation so there could be a lot of salt and sand in this part of your lawn. Removing that debris as best as you can will be very beneficial.
Our best advice – be patient! Winter is coming to an end, and we will be looking at beautiful plants and lawns soon!
As always, our team of lawn care professionals is ready to help address any concerns you might have. Give us a call.