Spring lawn care tips

February 12, 2016

A vigorous lawn is a wonderful asset to your home value. Whether you plan to stay in your current home for a long time or plan on putting it up for sale soon this lawn care article will help you determine how to keep you lawn looking stunning. Truth is that homeowners and even tenants are becoming more aware of the importance of a well-kept lawn. In addition to providing your family with a beloved place to play and relax, it also nourishes the environment and raises your property value. Lawn care is more than just mowing on a weekly basis. Your lawn needs some basic rejuvenating treatments. Lawn renovation can include several steps that can be done this spring.


Let’s talk about dethatching or power raking . It can be done in spring to remove any undesired lawn patched caused by stress triggers. Some triggers can be excessive watering, wrongfully applied fertilizer and extreme foot traffic. You will be surprised at how much thatch is removed during the detaching session. All debris resulted from dethatching are hauled away by our crews for a neat finish.

Aeration is another step you can do to your lawn twice a year, if not at least once a year in the spring to open pores so that any nutrients you add to your lawn can actually penetrate deeply. You should be able to notice the plugs on the lawn for a few weeks; they will naturally disintegrate and serve as a natural fertilizer.


Once the dethatching and aeration has been made overseeding and fertilizer applications can be major boosters to a lush lawn in only a few weeks. Seeds can sprout in 4-6 weeks, and the lawn appearance and color could be noticed when the right fertilizer is applied to a lawn. Weed control should be avoided during this time to allow the seed to sprout.


seeding the whole lawn or bald patches can be done depending on the traffic your lawn receives. Over seeding is less expensive then sodding, and you can walk on the lawn shortly after.

By fertilizing in the spring you insure that you give your lawn defense so the roots can withstand any extreme heat that can happen in the summer. A well planned fertilizer program offered by Great Greens can take care of the lawn throughout the year, giving you one less thing to worry about.


The best time frame to do these treatments is the spring, when the weather is between 55 degrees and 70 degrees. Cool weather is favorable so that the spring morning mist softens the soil and nutrients can reach the roots.


All these steps can be done in one visit if done correctly. Improvements can be seen within a few weeks, by mowing your lawn continuously for presentation and avoid running the risk of exposing your lawn to diseases.



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