With spring just around the corner, now is the best time to start preparing for spring lawn care. Getting ahead of the common issues facing Michigan lawns in the spring gives your lawn the best chance at a healthy start to the year. Here are a few of the best tips to help you prepare for spring lawn care this year.
It’s no secret that Michigan winters can be brutal. This year has been no different. We’ve had everything from rainstorms and 50 degree days to bitterly cold ice storms and out-of-the-blue blizzards. By the time spring arrives, your lawn needs to be tidied up. Once the snow melts, rake up everything that you find on the grass and remove it. Leaves, sticks, twigs, and any other lawn debris makes your grass more vulnerable to diseases, pests, fungus, and other damage. Clean off your lawn to allow your grass a stress-free start to the spring.
The first threats facing our lawns in the spring are weeds. It seems like these pest-plants pop up as soon as the snow melts, causing your grass to have to fight from space, light, water, and nutrients. Preparing for spring lawn care means getting ready for the impending invasion of weeds. A well-timed application of pre-emergent weed spray before the weeds sprout prevents most of these first seeds from germinating. This means your lawn won’t suffer through this first wave of weeds and makes summer and fall weed control even easier.
After the snow melts and the grass starts growing again, it’s going to need consistent watering. An essential step when preparing for spring lawn care is to come up with a watering strategy. If you have an irrigation system, then schedule your spring start-up service before the rush. This way, you’ll be able to provide your lawn with a consistent schedule right away. Only water the grass in the early morning so the lawn can dry off during the day. If you water too late, then the grass stays wet throughout the night. This is the perfect recipe for lawn fungus, diseases, pests, and stress.
Mosquitoes are dangerous pests and are currently overwintering in your lawn, waiting for the warmer weather of spring to wake up. Mosquito prevention in the spring helps reduce the population in and around your lawn. An early start to your mosquito control sets you up for an easier, more manageable year. Now is a great time to look around your lawn for any places where standing water collects. These need to be emptied out once per week to prevent new generations of mosquitoes in your lawn. Doing this consistently helps reduce future and current populations of these biting pests.
The experts here at Custom Personalized Lawn Care understand the terrible stress that our Michigan lawns go through every year. Our lawn care programs are designed to meet the specific needs of your Michigan lawn. Offering protection from weeds, diseases, pests, and stress throughout the year. Preparing for spring lawn care is as easy as giving us a call at Custom Personalized Lawn Care.
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