Caring for your lawn in the spring is not an overly complicated task but it is one that requires consistent effort on your part. You have to provide your yard with the things that it needs such as water, fertilizer, and regular mowing. You also have to protect your lawn from possible threats such as weeds, disease, and pests. Properly nourishing and protecting your yard in the spring can both be accomplished by following a few simple tips.
Pay attention to timing
Fertilizing your lawn is a great thing but it can be rendered completely useless if you do it during the wrong time of the year. The same goes for aerating and seeding your lawn-they both lose effectiveness if done at the wrong time. Do not waste your time and financial resources by failing to learn the best timing for all of your lawn care duties. This tip can also apply to watering your yard. There are optimum times to water your yard in order to prevent rapid evaporation or overwatering.
Do not get behind
Spring is a time for growth in your garden and your yard. That is wonderful when the things that are growing include grass and plants. But we all know that the weeds start making their arrival during the spring as well. One of the best ways to protect your yard against a weed infestation is to stay on top of your lawn maintenance duties. If you regularly mow your yard a new weed that pops up will stand out among the shorter grass. Then you can immediately deal with the weed before it spreads throughout your yard. When you get behind on lawn care weeds, pests, and disease can all creep in unnoticed and cause major problems for your yard.
Educate yourself on the vegetation in your yard
To an untrained eye all grass may look the same. But, the reality is that there are numerous varieties of grass throughout the United States. There are even multiple types of grass within the same areas of the country. The different types have commonalities but they also have differences. For example, the growing season for grass can vary from type to type and that dictates when you should aerate. The type of grass you have can also dictate your options when it comes to feeding your lawn. The plants and trees in your yard have specific needs based on type as well. Taking the time to learn about what you have in your yard can help you avoid mistakes and give your lawn exactly what it needs in the spring and throughout the entire year.
Spring is a great time of year, especially if you enjoy working on your lawn. Follow these simple tips and you can enjoy the process without getting overwhelmed with the amount of work that goes into creating a beautiful yard.