Soon the weather will improve, and you will find yourself wanting to spend more time outdoors. Is your lawn ready after a long winter of snow? Here are some ways you can get that lawn ready for an enjoyable spring and summer.
When Should I Begin Watering?
Watch for signs that your lawn needs it. When night frost comes to an end, typically in April, it may begin to dry out. However, if you have had significant rainfall, then likely you won’t need to water for a while. A lawn requires approximately 1-1.5 inches of water a week to remain healthy.
When Should I Begin Fertilizing?
Fertilizer should be added throughout the year except for in the really cold temperatures during winter. Most lawns remain latent until soil temperatures increase. Adding fertilizer before this would be useless as the melting snow and/or rain would wash it away. When you start to notice your lawn turning green, it is time to add fertilizer. This will amplify the growing process.
When Should I Mow My Lawn?
Not all lawns are the same and the time and height to cut them may vary. There are some guidelines to follow with each type of grass. This will help maintain a weed-free and drought-resistant lawn.
- Bentgrass – 0.25-0.75 inches
- Bermuda – 1.5-2.5 inches
- Centipede – 1.5-2.0 inches
- Fine Fescue – 1.5-2.5 inches
- Kentucky Bluegrass – 2.5-3.5 inches
- Ryegrass – 1.5-2.5 inches
- St. Augustine – 2.5-4.0 inches
- Tall Fescue – 2.5-4.0 inches
- Zoysia – 0.75-2.5 inches
How Do I Keep The Weeds Out?
All lawns will experience some weeds throughout the spring season. The trick is keeping them at bay while maintaining a healthy and green lawn. Routine weed control applications are key.
A&A has a 6 application program to control and prevent weeds.
What Are Some Other Things To Look For?
There are certain types of grasses that are susceptible to a fungal disease called Leaf Blight. This is an issue with Kentucky Bluegrass, Fine Fescue, and Bentgrass. It becomes an issue during warm, wet, and humid conditions during late spring or early summer. It is commonly mistaken for chemical burn which creates dry and discolored patches in your lawn.
In essence, good lawn care habits will provide a healthy and beautiful lawn.
About A & A Lawn Care & Landscaping
A & A Lawn Care & Landscaping can beautify your lawn and landscaping using our vast experience in turf grass management. Our complete lawn service is designed for both residential and commercial lawns and we keep your lawn healthy without harming your family, staff, or pets.