So, the spring is around the corner, and it’ll soon be all green to soar and cold eyes. Winters can be a bit harsh at times, not only for us- the humans, but also for plants and garden grass.
Before spring arrives, you might want to prepare your lawn for new buds.
But, how do you do that? We know you are unsure how to do it.
Thankfully, we have you covered.
By the end of this article, you’ll be well equipped with all you need to know about pre-spring lawn care.
So, without any further ado let’s begin.
Rake and Clean
During winters, it is not uncommon for garden grass and plants to clump together. You can easily find a lot of dead grass blades, and fallen leaves, frozen beneath the ice.
Using a tiny rake, however, can help clear up the patch. Remove all the dead grass blades and fallen leaves and other debris.
Further, you’d also want to loosen up the clumped grass as it is not healthy for grass growth. The same rake can help with this too.
Winters not only kill the thatch but also a lot of seeds. Plus, the soil is also compressed due to chilling temperatures (well that’s elementary science.)
Before the onset of the spring season, it is best to overseed your lawn with grass seeds. The experts at Hydro Dynamics Corp. also suggest choosing the right irrigation method after implanting seeds in your lawn. The combination of the right seeds and the right irrigation tech would ensure the best yield during spring, throughout the summer.
It is noteworthy that if you’ll also need to add a nitrogen-based feed to the soil. You should ask the retailer or consult with a gardening expert about which feed yields the best growth.
As already mentioned, winters can be pretty harsh to the soil too. Especially in colder regions, the soil can also freeze to form hardened clusters or small stones.
Better said, the water content within the soil freezes to ice. This compresses the soil around it, packing it too close. Notably, this affects the breathability of the soil.
You’ll need to replenish the soil with ample oxygen from the air for the grassroots to breathe. You can either dig small holes throughout your lawn, or you can mow your lawn to rake the upper layer.
Last but not least, what you can do to prepare your lawn for a lush green spring and winter, is remove all the weed.
It needs no mention that weeds can hinder the growth of your grass and other flowering plants. They drain the soil of the essential nutrients that might otherwise be needed by your flowering plants and grass.
There are usually two methods to get rid of weeds. One- you can pull them out from the roots, but make sure you pull them all the way out. Or else, they may regrow. And, two- you can use weedicides to kill the seeds in the soil. The second method can prove longer-lasting effects, but at the same time can also have some side effects on your grass and plants.
So, now you’re all prepped up with what you need to prepare for the coming spring season. We hope you enjoy your late-evening hangouts with your friends and family on your lush and green lawn.