5 Important Spring Lawn Care Tips for Your Lawn

Spring is that time of the year when all the snow finally melts away, revealing what’s been underneath the whole time. When it comes to our lawns, the sight isn’t always pretty – even if during the fall, we took our time to make it clean and tidy. Unfortunately, there’s always work to be done, if you want your lawn to look good, and there’s no magical way to make this happen immediately. However, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you to get started.

First and foremost, you should install a sprinkler system, if you don’t already have one, because it is the most efficient way to take care of your lawn. If you’re looking for an efficient one, you should check out Nutri-Lawn’s selection of sprinkler systems. We offer some of the best models in the lawn care industry.

Now, let’s take a look at five of the most important spring lawn care tips.

5. Rake your lawn
If you didn’t do any work on your lawn during the fall, then it’s very likely that it will look a tad messy by the time spring rolls around. So, the first thing you should do is rake your lawn. The key reason to do so is not just to remove fallen leaves, but also to get rid of thatch. Even if you raked your lawn and successfully removed all the leaves and thatch during the fall, you should still do it in the spring to remove dead grass blades that have accumulated over the course of the winter.

Don’t forget that you should only start raking when you’re sure that there isn’t going to be any snow. Otherwise, you’d have to do it all over again.

4. Check your lawn for compaction
Another issue that you may discover plaguing your lawn at the beginning of spring is soil compaction. Soil compaction is something that occurs in high-traffic areas of your lawn – where the soil becomes so densely packed that it makes it difficult for grass to take root and allows more resilient weeds to grow there instead. The easiest way to check if your soil is compacted is by driving a fork or a screwdriver into it. If the task proves to be too difficult, then your soil is indeed compacted.

The best solution to this problem is to loosen your soil, using a lawn aerator, which can be rented at your local rental center.

3. Plant more grass
 Over time, your lawn may become covered in bare patches due to heavy traffic and neglect. The best way to fix the problem is to plant more grass in those bare patches. However, before seeding, you should first determine the rough area where you plan to plant your grass since it is recommended to seed in pounds per square. Once you’ve done that, proceed with the task. If you have a large area to cover, you should consider using a broadcast spreader, but if you’re only covering a small area, then doing so by hand is fine too.

To prevent patchy spots from occurring in the future, you should water you lawn regularly to maintain moisture. The easiest way to keep your lawn watered is by installing a sprinkler system, so consider talking to Nutri-Lawn about their sprinkler systems.

Also, don’t forget to fertilize your lawn by using organic fertilizers like compost and mulching mowers. Be sure not to apply too much fertilizer because that can lead to disease and weed overgrowth.

2. Mow and water your lawn
Mowing your lawn may sound like an obvious tip, but there is more to mowing than simply turning on your lawnmower and pushing it across your lawn. The most important thing you should know about mowing is that cutting your grass too short can actually be harmful since it loses essential nutrients and exposes the soil to sunlight, allowing weeds to take over. So, make sure to cut your grass at the tallest height possible. You would have to mow your lawn more often as a result, but as a trade-off, you wouldn’t have any weed problems.

Another important thing to remember is that you should water your lawn. Don’t water it all the time, and instead, only do so when necessary – during hot, dry weather for instance. You must always keep an eye on your grass to know when to water it. As was already stated, the best way to keep your grass watered is by installing one of Nutri-Lawn’s sprinkler systems.

1. Maintain your irrigation system
So, if you do get to install one of Nutri-Lawn’s Oakville sprinkler systems (or you already have one), you should keep it in check to make sure it functions properly at all times. For instance, a sprinkler system always requires a proper star up in the spring and shut down in the fall. You can do those things yourself or you can contact Nutri-Lawn’s team of professionals who would provide these services for you.

Oftentimes, turning your sprinkler system on or off isn’t enough since there are various procedural things that need to be done beforehand – like checking for leaks and identifying necessary repairs. These tasks are often better left to a professional; now is a great time to contact Nutri-Lawn for more information on their Oakville and Burlington spring sprinkler system maintenance services.