Quality Lawn Health Services spring lawn care tips will start your lawn off right. Below you will find spring lawn care tips for lawn disease, maintenance, fertilization, mowing and weed prevention.
Lawn Disease: Did your lawn develop dead patches during the winter? Lightly rake these spots and determine if they may need seeded. Quality’s Lawn Health Programs can help protect your lawn from pests and disease throughout the year.
Lawn Fertilization: Fertilizing your lawn in the spring helps your lawn get the edge on weeds. A thick lawn helps control weeds naturally. Spring fertilization helps replace nutrients lost over the winter months.
Mowing: Spring time means it is time to start using the lawn mower again. Be sure your mower blade is sharp! If you haven’t had your mower tuned up do it now. Your mower needs to spin at maximum RPM’s to get a great cut. Leave grass clippings on the lawn when mowing. It does not contribute to thatch and helps return nutrients back into the soil
Thatch level: Check to see if your lawn has excessive thatch. Plan on dethatching or aerating if thatch exceeds ½” Excessive thatch prevents control products from moving into the soil, inhibits water infiltration and harbors turf feeding pests.
Weed prevention: Spring time is when crabgrass control should be applied. Spring time treatments to lawns with pre-emergents can help to prevent crabgrass and other grassy weeds. As temperatures warm a broadleaf weed control product can be applied.
pH Level of Soil: Quality can have professional soil tests done for your lawn. This can help identify trouble areas and nutrient defiecies in the soil.