Spring is one of the most important times to perform maintenance to your lawn. By following these 5 steps you can help prevent your beautiful lawn from being overtaken with weeds and any stress.
- Remove any debris that has accumulated. This is a perfect time to also rake up any matted areas of the lawn, which can harbor Snow Mold. Raking these areas and removing debris will encourage better air flow throughout the turf grass and prevent any disease and insect infestation. It will also allow new grass blades to grow without struggle.
- Applying a pre-emergent crabgrass control in early spring is very important. After this point the weed seeds will have begun to germinate and the pre-emergent will no longer be effective. An important thing to note is that crabgrass is very difficult to get rid of once it has germinated.
- Fertilizing after winter or early spring will jump start your lawn from being dormant. It provides a nutrient build up that will give it the strength to withstand the warmer summer months.
- Core aeration is good for your lawn. It allows water and air to reach the root zone faster. This results in new growth and increased root development. After winter it’s important to core aerate before the soil temperature increases because it voids an invitation to aggressive weeds.
- Winter can wreak havoc on lawns and come spring there may be some lawn damage by salt and snow plows. In early spring it can be a great time to re-seed any damaged turf areas. However, if you apply a pre-emergent weed control take precaution. The pre-emergent weed control is non-selective, so it will prevent seeds from germinating. It’s recommended to hold off crab grass control to the latest point possible. Then perform turf repairs as needed so the seeds have enough time to germinate.
If you’re looking for professional and experienced lawn care control, contact Weed-A-Way. Get your winter lawn maintenance taken care of, so you can enjoy a growing lush, green grass in the summer. Call 905-858-3100 for a free lawn evaluation and consultation.