Spring is here! As the weather warms up in Winston-Salem, NC, the lawn care lovers are at attention and ready to begin. If you want a healthy, green lawn come summertime, follow these tips from Nature’s Select™ Premium Turf Services, Inc. in the spring.
Your lawnmower likely hasn’t run for the past few months and could use a good once-over to ensure it’s ready to go for the new season. Make sure your blades are sharpened and balanced for a clean cut. And be sure not to cut too short! It’s also a good idea to check your air filter, spark plugs, and oil levels.
We’re sure you took all of the proper precautions pre-winter and removed or mulched all leaves and picked up any sticks. Even so, there is likely now some new debris that could be cleaned up to make your lawn care a bit easier.
Obviously, your grass needs oxygen, water, and other nutrients in order to grow and thrive. During the winter, your soil can become hard and compact and make it more difficult for the roots of your lawn to get what they need. Aerate your yard to create small pockets that help your yard better absorb the requirements.
If your lawn has some dead or damaged patches, now is the time to apply grass seed. And don’t be shy. It’s helpful to spread seed all over your yard, and not just the problem areas. This can help lead to a thicker, greener yard in the summer months. If your lawn truly has seen better days, it may be beneficial to have a professional lawn renovation.
Right now is the best time to apply herbicides to stay ahead of crabgrass. Get ahead of the weeds before they start. This will save you time, money, and headaches down the road. Who likes manually pulling up weeds? Not us.