As spring nears and green creeps into the landscape, lawns across the land will need some more help to get over the harsh winter months and return to lush, healthy life. Lawn Doctor, the country's biggest lawn care franchise with 450 units across the country, wants to help householders across the country see their yards spring back to life. “Spring gardens require extra care following chilly winter temperatures and dormant growth,” recounted John Buechner, Grass Doctors Horticulture expert. “It is also a critical time to take the correct steps to insure a beautiful summer lawn. Fertilization, weed and pest management combined with correct mowing will stop issues before they start and keep your lawn looking its best.” With over 40 years of expertise in the bizz, Lawn Doctor knows one or two tricks when it comes to lawn care.
Here are 1 or 2 spring grass care tips free press release meant to promote a healthy yard well into the summer Fertilization : Spring is a critical time to fertilize because it replenishes the food reserves your yard draws from while dormant in winter and fuels grass’ quick growth phase. A top advice in grass care is to make use of a balanced fertilizer consisting of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is best, with 30 % of the nitrogen slow release. Don’t over-fertilize your lawn – less than one pound of nitrogen should be applied per one thousand sq. feet.
A thick, healthy grass also helps forestall weeds. Weed control : Apply a pre-emergent weed killer on grassed areas to stop grassy weeds from germinating. Spring broadleaf weeds like dandelions, clovers and plantains, are best forestalled by maintaining a correct mowing height and fertilization. After a mild winter, yearly weeds that sprout in the fall, like henbit and chickweed, will be more apparent and require higher degrees of broadleaf weed control through herbicides.
Pest control / Illness repair : Severe winters may increase the prevalence of winter illnesses such as snow mould and Bermuda dead spot. Correct cultural care is significant in helping your grass recover from stress related winter sicknesses. Correctly timed fertilizer application and cutting at the recommended height for your grass type are 2 items that will help in the recovery of your lawn.
Mowing : In contrast to general believe, setting your mower at an exceedingly low height can basically increase weeds by exposing the soil surface to sunlight and removing stored nutrient elements in leaf blades. Cool weather grasses, such as bluegrass, ryegrass and fescues, should maintain a height of 2.5 to 3.5 inches. Warm season grasses, like bermuda, zoysia, St. Augustine and centipede, should be kept at 1.5 to 2.5 inches tall.
Spring is also the perfect time to plant summer annuals and vegetables, but hold off on seeding till the fall when less weeds, more moisture and cooler temperatures allow seedlings to develop. For those lacking a green thumb, Lawn Doctor now offers the 60 Second Quote, an internet tool that provides a free grass care quote through satellite imagery in just 3 clicks. Click now for more spring grass care tips or an estimation on our lawn maintenance services.
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