Winter is coming to an end and with it are some yard care tasks that need to be taken care of each spring when new growth begins to emerge in your lawn. Your lawn is continually growing and maturing and needs various types of health-promoting services all throughout the year to keep it growing healthy and strong, Here are some lawn care tips for springtime maintenance and post-winter revival.
Your lawn has been dormant all winter and now with the warming of the temperature in the soil and the air, your lawn will emerge from its hibernation and begin to grow once again. Once your lawn begins to show new growth you know it is the right type of supplement for your lawn with a fertilizer to help it best grow and thicken. A fertilizer with high amounts of nitrogen and some smaller amounts of phosphate and potassium will help your lawn accomplish this.
Be sure you follow the instructions on your fertilizer product to apply it according to the type of fertilizer spreader. You don't want to apply the fertilizer too heavily as this can damage your lawn and its tender spring growth. Then, follow the instructions for watering after you apply the fertilizer. Some fertilizers need heavy watering after they have been applied to keep your lawn from burning from the nutrients.
Dead Spot Repair
Once your lawn has begun to grow in thickly, you will see if your lawn has suffered from winter damage. This can occur from too much moisture in the lawn when the first freeze occurs, or from mold that can accumulate while your lawn is covered in snow for the season. No matter the cause of the dead spots, you can treat them in the spring to help them grow in well before the heat of summer sets in.
Rake up any dead lawn material and to loosen the soil in this spot. Sprinkle lawn seeds over the bare spot and rake them into the soil. This will help the seeds stay put as they germinate and prevent them from washing away when it rains and your sprinklers water. This also conceals them from birds to ensure they grow into new lawn.
Be sure you keep your grass seeds in moist soil for the first couple weeks, as they will need this continued moisture to get them to germinate. Water them with your garden hose several times each day if the weather is hot, or supplement any rainstorms with your lawn sprinklers.
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