What does my lawn need in the spring
As the snow finally melts away and the grass starts to green up in Ohio, we know it’s time to start thinking about our lawn care goals. If you don’t know where to start with spring lawn care, then you came to the right place.
Prepare your lawn for spring
What homeowners should be aware of is that you need to prepare your lawn for spring. Keeping a complete hands-off approach will only hurt your lawn’s curb appeal. Take a look at this list below to help you out.
Clear debris from your lawn
The first thing you should do to prepare your lawn for spring is to make sure it is clear of debris. Over the winter, leaves, sticks, and other debris can accumulate on our grass. Raking is an important spring lawn care step to getting your grass ready for spring. If your grass remains under piles of wet leaves too long, it can cause diseases like snow mold, dollar spots, or red thread.
Prepare your equipment
An essential chore in maintaining a healthy lawn is making sure your lawn equipment is in top shape. In order to get the most out of your lawn, your lawnmower blades need to be sharp. Mower blades gradually dull over time from normal wear and tear. Objects like rocks, molehills, branches, and roots can dull your blades faster. Dull blades don’t cut the grass but tear it, making your grass look jagged and brown. To ensure your grass is healthy and strong, make sure your blades are sharp.
Check for lawn disease
There are many types of lawn diseases that can affect Ohio lawns. Over the winter our grass becomes vulnerable to many kinds of lawn diseases. That is why it is essential to keep a lookout for common lawn diseases such as brown spots, dollar spots, and snow mold. Lawn diseases usually appear as discolored grass or weak and dying grass. If you notice any changes in parts of your lawn then call a professional lawn care service so they can remedy the problem before too much damage is done to your beautiful lawn.
What lawn care service is right for me?
When choosing which lawn care service that’s right for you, you need to consider what kind of services you need. It would be ideal to find a lawn care company that specializes in and offers multiple different services. This way you don’t have to spend money on more than one lawn care company. Here are some of the most-requested lawn care services we offer at Land Art.
Spring lawn fertilization
Everyone knows that lawn fertilization is important to maintaining a healthy lawn. But what most people don’t know is that the type of fertilizer you buy matters. More importantly, if you don’t know what’s on your soil, then you could be just wasting your money. Your soil is not uniform throughout your yard. That means that nutrient levels vary from place to place. This is due in part to shade, moisture, sunlight, and microorganisms living in the soil. So how do you know what is in your soil and what it needs? By getting a soil test. A soil test will tell you everything you need to know including what type of fertilizer to buy and which plants will grow best in the area.
Spring weed control
Another important service your lawn care service should offer is weed control. You can’t have a healthy lawn if it is crowded out by weeds. Defeating weeds in the spring requires precision and timing. Pre-emergents are weed killers that target weed seeds and prevent them from germinating. It is essential that you kill these weeds early as this will prevent a second generation from sprouting at the beginning of summer.
One service that often goes overlooked is lawn aeration. Many homeowners think lawn aeration is an unnecessary frill. They think it isn’t essential to maintain a healthy lawn. Well, they couldn’t be more wrong. Lawn aeration is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your lawn. It can alleviate many lawn problems including thatch buildup and soil compaction. Soil compaction is a big problem and can make your grass appear malnourished, but no amount of fertilizer is going to help it. Aeration breaks up the soil and allows for essential nutrients, water, and air to flow back into the soil and roots.
Contact Land Art for Professional Lawn Care
At Land-Art we offer year-round lawn care and tree and shrub care services that ensure your trees stay happy and healthy no matter the season.
Tired of doing all the yardwork by yourself? Get a beautiful and well-maintained yard with our lawn care program and never have to worry about a weed or bare spot again.