Spring is in the air, and it’s time to start planning your lawn care tactics. While you don’t need to race out and fire up the mower, there are some steps you can take to help your lawn in the growing season. Continue reading to learn more from the professionals at Nature’s Select™ Premium Turf Services, Inc.
Ready the Tools
Your grass, trees, bushes, and even weeds all experience fresh growth and life in the spring. That means you’ll be using your lawn care and landscaping tools, such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, and pruning shears, a lot throughout the next few months. Before you use your tools frequently once again, assist them in waking up from their prolonged winter slumber by sharpening blades, topping off the oil, and charging batteries.
Remove the Thatch
Between the growing grass and the soil in the lawn, little pieces of dead grass accumulate throughout the course of the year. Thatch is the term for this layer of debris, and it shouldn’t be any thicker than half an inch. You must dethatch your grass to get rid of the layer if your thatch is thicker than that. Depending on the type of grass you have, the optimal time to dethatch grass is during the growing season, which can range from early to late spring.
Aerate the Soil
Aeration is the process of making holes in the soil. To loosen up compacted soil and provide grass roots with better access to water and plant nutrients, aerating your lawn is a great idea after dethatching. Aerate your grass once each year to avoid soil compaction and a bland lawn. The optimum time to aerate your lawn depends on the type of grass you have, much like with dethatching. Cool-season grasses should be aerated in the early spring, and warm-season grasses should be aerated in the late spring.
Located in Winston-Salem, Nature’s Select™ offers professional lawn care, aeration and seeding services, and lawn disease control. You can contact our team today at (336) 768-7999 and request a free estimate.