The Most Important Spring Lawn Care Steps You Should Be Taking Now

Springtime is your lawn’s favorite part of the year, and if you take the proper spring lawn care steps it can also be the most productive. If you get your lawn on the right path to a healthy year, you’ll have no problem maintaining this health as the harsher seasons arrive. There are many spring lawn care tips available, but the following four steps will make it easy to give your lawn the attention it requires.  

Step One: Spring begins with a pH testing kit

Before performing any other lawn treatments or maintenance, you should take some time to check the pH level of your soil. The results of this test will tell you a lot about the current status of your lawn. If the soil has a high alkalinity level you will have trouble getting grass or other plants to grow, and a high acidity can lead to similar problems. Once you have identified the level of your soil you can make decisions about the type of treatments that should be incorporated into your lawn care schedule.

Step Two: Schedule your year-long plans

Many homeowners wait until their lawn is showing visible signs of distress to perform lawn treatments. This is not as wise idea: By the time your lawn starts asking for help, major damage has already occurred. You should keep have your yearlong plans made by the time spring arrives, this way you can get right to work during the optimal time. Here are some of the treatments you may want to include on your calendar:

  • Fertilization
  • Aeration
  • Lyme application
  • Sulfur application
  • Pest control spraying
  • Reseeding
  • Compost tea

Step Three: Start mowing

It is important that you start mowing your lawn in the spring, but you have to wait until the right time to do so. If the soil in your lawn is still wet from melted snow or other wintertime precipitation, you could form ruts in the wheels of your mower by using it. That’s not the only danger – mowing a damp lawn can cause grass to separate blades from the roots. You also want to make sure that you have waited for grass to grow high enough to mow – you only want to remove ⅓ of the length of each blade when you mow. Once you have started mowing your lawn, continue following these guidelines to help ensure that your grass remains healthy and pest-free.

Step Four: Know when to ask for help

If you realize that your lawn requires more care than you are able to offer, the best thing you can do is hand the job over to a lawn care company. There are various types of providers: Some companies offer full service lawn care that relieves you from all responsibilities. If you cannot afford these services, or don’t want to hand over control of your lawn to someone else, your best best is a lawn care company that takes care of the treatments that are required in your lawn.

This type of lawn care provider is able to identify the right options for your lawn, as well as access to the best knowledge and tools to put these plans in action. This way you only need to worry about mowing and watering your lawn. If you aren’t sure if you’ll be able to keep up with your lawn’s required treatments you may not want to risk it. You could quickly do damage that could make it expensive and time consuming to get your lawn back to a healthy place. Give your grass the spring lawn care that it requires and you’ll see the benefits all year long.

TruGreen will gladly visit your property as often as needed between scheduled visits to make any necessary adjustments and to ensure your satisfaction.

Getting Started with TruGreen

  1. Call or fill out the form above to reach a lawn care specialist.
  2. Know the square footage of your yard, as well as any specific areas of concern.
  3. With the help of your specialist, create a customized lawn care plan that meets your lawn’s needs.
  4. Schedule your Healthy Lawn Analysis2 to start your service.