Spring Lawn Care Tips

It’s that time of year again when vegetation begins to thrive again. With the warmer weather finally here, this is the perfect time to restore your lawn to its former glory. By following a few key tasks, you can get your lawn back to a healthy state once again before the growing season is fully underway.

Here are some spring lawn care tips:

Clean up the yard

After winter, there may be pieces of debris laying around like twigs, branches, dead leaves, litter and other items. Use a leaf rake to gather up all the debris into piles and transfer the piles onto a large ta

rp. This will make it easy for you to gather the debris and remove it from the lawn. For the best results, wait until the ground is dry before doing your cleanup to avoid damaging tender grass shoots that are easily destroyed when damp. Apply fertilizer, pre-emergent and weed killer

You can fertilize your lawn by applying compost or using a mulching mower to clip glass blades that will nourish the lawn and provide nitrogen. If you’re looking for a fast-acting method to fertilize your lawn, opt for a chemical fertilizer specifically for spring feeding. Experts recommend using a lighter feeding in spring and opting for a heavier one towards the end of fall. Adding too much fertilizer in the spring can promote weed growth or disease. For a weed-free lawn, use pre-emergent herbicides to tackle weeds before they begin.

new sodding grass project for the front yard

Get your equipment ready

Now that the weather has warmed up, you’ll need to use your landscape equipment to spruce up your lawn. This is the perfect time to service your lawnmower and make sure it’s in good condition since you will be using it often over the next few months. Your tune-up should include sharpening the mower blade to ensure that it cuts the grass instead of tearing it. We recommend servicing your lawn once a year. If your lawnmower is old, consider purchasing a new one.

Fill in bare spots

If you notice areas on your lawn that have bare patches caused by heavy foot traffic or neglect, fill in these patches by applying grass seed. Overseeding, the process of planting new seeds over existing grass, is an easy way to fill in the gaps. Be sure to use a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer as you overseed. You will need to keep the new seed damp by watering it regularly. When the grass germinates, resume a normal fertilization routine after the five-week mark.

fresh sod grass

Maintain your lawn throughout spring and summer

Once you’re done preparing your lawn for spring, don’t forget to maintain it throughout the warmer months. Your lawn should be first mowed in the middle or towards the end of spring on your mower’s highest setting. Remember to wear protective gear including safety glasses to protect your eyes while you mow. For best results, keep your grass at about 3 to 4 inches tall. Mowing too often can weaken the grass and strip it of its vibrancy. Periodically, inspect your lawn for any signs of damage or rotting and tend to these areas by applying more fertilizer or seed.

Contact the Professionals

A lot of work is required to keep your lawn looking its absolute best, but if you need help from the experts, contact the team at Ontario Quality Landscaping. Ontario Quality Landscaping offers reliable and affordable spring landscaping services to restore your lawn and keep it thriving throughout the summer season. Contact our team of seasoned professionals to learn more about the lawn care services we provide.

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