It’s hard to believe that spring is just around the corner already. However, with that being the case, now is the time to start concerning yourself with proper lawn preparation. If you plan on having a beautiful, healthy lawn come summer time, you should begin preparing yourself for the various steps that need to be taken by spring time.
Preparing Your Lawn for Spring
There are a ton of different preparation techniques and activities you should do in anticipation of the upcoming spring season. Starting before the spring season can help guarantee that your lawn will stay fresh and healthy through the entire summer.
From years in the industry, here are a few of our recommendations on what you can do to start preparing your lawn for spring this year:
Soil testing is an absolute must for those looking to start a lawn care project. Essentially, soil testing will expose whether or not your lawn is adequately healthy enough to grow crops and maintain a lush field of grass. Poor soil not only inhibits growth but can actually damage the current vegetation in your yard.
Call in an expert, such as Billy Goat Lawn to do a quick soil testing assessment. This can give you key insights into whether your lawn is prepared for the upcoming spring season.
Proper fertilization techniques are absolutely imperative for a healthy flourishing lawn. While various application practices can help you get the most mileage out of your fertilization project, the most important factor is the type of fertilizer you purchase.
Many of the fertilizers sold in the lawn care section of retailers are synthetic and petroleum-based. Essentially, these fertilizers are chemical-heavy and only provide temporary “band-aid” fixes to lawn care issues. They dissipate quickly and can harm your yard.
Carbon-based fertilizers on the other hand help to strengthen your soil structure. This leads to a healthier, longer-lasting lawn that will benefit the crops for the remainder of the current season, as well as prepare and build up your soil for seasons to come.
Most of us know what an herbicide is, however, pre-emergents are used for the sole purpose of preventing weeds from ever making their way into your lawn.
Speaking to an expert about the various types of pre-emergent herbicides and techniques is a great idea. You want to select a product that will protect your lawn from weeds without damaging the current crop growth.
The above tips are only the tip of the iceberg. There are various different strategies that you can execute on to prepare your lawn for spring and summer. Most importantly, get a soil test done as early as possible to figure out whether your lawn is ready for the upcoming year!
Always feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about best practices for the upcoming season, or would like us to help out with any projects! We are excited to offer help in any way possible.