If you find yardwork time-consuming and tedious, proper preparation is a valuable tool for saving you time and stress. Keep your lawn healthy and lush by providing it with a strong base off of which it can flourish. Take these steps to prepare your yard for the upcoming season:
Clear Winter Debris
The first step in preparing your lawn for spring is to remove leaves, twigs and other debris that has accumulated under the snow during the winter months. Take this opportunity to use a rake to eliminate matted areas of the lawn (which can be a home for Snow Mold). Doing so will promote better airflow throughout the grass and prevent any disease and insect infestation, enabling new grass blades to grow without a struggle. This is important as refuse can get caught in the lawnmower or prevent grass from completing its early stages of regrowth.
Fertilize and Reseed
Provide your lawn with nutrients that it has been lacking throughout the winter months, to reinforce it for the upcoming season. This will help it remain lush throughout heat, drought and activity that it experiences during the summer. The harsh climate, heavy doses of salt and vicious snow ploughs can wreak havoc on grass during the winter months. In order to ensure that your lawn flourishes, don’t forget to also reseed any bare patches before the grass’s growing season.
One of the most important steps in allowing your grass to thrive throughout the hottest months is to acquire an aeration machine and aerate your lawn. This promotes the healthy formation of root systems, enables water and nutrients reach the root systems more efficiently, and allows grass to breathe. The overall result is an abundant green lawn and a healthier, more productive garden.
Prevent Insect Infestations
Install bird baths and bird houses throughout your yard to attract different varieties of birds. They are known to consume and eliminate insects that can be harmful to your garden and lawn. This is not only beneficial to the flora but also to maintain a well-rounded ecosystem within your community.
In order to effectively care for your lawn come spring, check hand tools and equipment to see if any need repairing, cleaning or replacing. Start the season with a sharp blade on your lawn mower, as a dull blade will rip grass making it susceptible to infection and water loss. Also, make sure your water lines are in good working condition and verify that your sprinklers are delivering a proper pattern and are not leaking. An effective irrigation system is essential to delivering a sufficient water supply whenever needed.
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