Take care of your lawn during the early part of the spring. This can save you money in the long run. Avoid the common problem that comes with waiting until later in the year. If you take care of your lawn during the spring, you can avoid the costs that come with neglecting these important tasks. Spring lawn care can also help you to prepare for the autumn chores, which are also important for the overall maintenance of the lawn. These tasks will prevent pest infestations and create a pleasant outdoor environment for family and friends to enjoy. Every household will face a slightly different set of problems, so it is important to select the lawn care tips that make the most sense for your situation. The following tips can help you to understand how important it is to maintain your lawn in the spring.
The most simple tasks are often the most important when it comes to spring lawn care. For example, raking the leaves off of the lawn is an essential task, but it can require a surprising amount of time. The most important part of the raking process is breaking up the build-up of thatch underneath of the leaves. Dead grass can begin to stick together if you do not rake the ground hard enough. Matted areas of grass can invite various pests, and some of them carry diseases. The only way to control the build-up of thatch is to rake the leaves deeply, and this requires considerable effort. It is considered to be excessive if the thatch builds up to around ½ inch from the ground. When you are raking the lawn, be sure to scan the area for moss as well as thatch.
Soil liming is an excellent method to prevent moss from forming during the next year. Liming the soil helps to restore the proper pH balance to the ground. Normal soil should have a neutral pH balance. The presence of moss indicates that the soil has become acidic. Liming is a good solution in this situation, but it is not necessary unless the soil has an acidic pH composition. Fertilize the soil after the leaves, moss and thatch are cleared. A common issue with fertilizers concerns the doses. If you use too much fertilizer during the autumn months, you may have no reason to apply it again in the spring. Use mulch if you want to avoid chemical-based fertilizer products. Spring fertilizer treatments should be lighter than the fall applications. Weed control and herbicides can also be applied at this time.
Orange Environmental Services can assist customers who require help with these essential lawn maintenance tasks. We can answer your questions about the various types of treatments, applications and methods for spring lawn care.