This past winter in Georgia resulted in freezing temperatures, humidity, and excessive rainfalls. Your lawn has taken a hit and now it’s time to begin thinking about spring lawn care. Here are some quick tips to get your lawn back to its healthiest point this spring:
- Rake your lawn, even in the springtime. Although there are less leaves to rake in the springtime, it’s a good habit to continue into the spring. Raking helps to control thatch by breaking it up and allowing the grass underneath to breathe. It also helps prevent mold and other diseases.
- Keep your yard clean. Extend spring cleaning to your lawn, and remember to remove pinecones, branches, twigs, and any other debris that may have accumulated.
- Fertilize your lawn. Early spring is ideal for applying a fertilizer with weed killer to provide additional nourishment for your lawn. The best practice is to use a lighter fertilizer in the spring and save the heavier fertilizer for the fall to help sustain nourishment during the winter months.
- Tune up your lawn tools. The season for mowing picks up once spring comes around. Take this time to get your lawn equipment back up to speed by changing the oil, air filters, spark plugs, and making sure your gas can is full. Sharpen any blades and replace any that are necessary.
- Call the pros. Spring lawn care can seem overwhelming and some don’t know the first step to take. That’s okay! Whatever the situation, call your local lawn care company and receive a free analysis and get the appropriate treatments when they’re needed!