Looking Past Winter at Spring Lawn Care

Lawn in grayish colors in early spring on a sunny day.It might feel like winter will never be over, especially with all the subzero temperatures recently. However, spring is just a few months away. While there is still snow on the ground and ice in the gutters, it’s time to start thinking about spring and what you should be doing early on to make sure your lawn is in peak condition as soon as possible. Here are our tips for spring lawn care.

Conduct a Lawn Inspection

As we talked about in our winter lawn care blog, it’s important to clear your lawn before the first snows hit to avoid dead patches. The same goes for foot traffic on lawns, especially when the grass is frozen. When all the snow and ice melts and the temperatures start to rise, it’s important to look over your lawn. Check for the following:

  • Check for Dead Spots: Pests, items, and debris can all affect your lawn during the long winter. Remove debris and any items you left out on the lawn, check for nests, and get an idea of the damage.
  • Check the Thatch: Thatch, a layer of dead and dried grass that sits on top of the roots of your lawn, can build up a lot during the winter. If it’s more than half an inch thick, you may need to remove it to help your lawn grow.

Seed and Feed Your Lawn

If you performed dormant overseeding during the fall, now is when the seeds will start germinating. Otherwise, it’s time to get started on those dead patches. Get them seeded and then it’s time to feed your lawn with lawn fertilizer. As we have talked about on our previous blog, Why You Should Be Fertilizing Your Lawn, this will help jumpstart growth and lead to a healthier and lusher lawn. When watering, check to see that water isn’t pooling or running off the grass. In this case, you may need to aerate your lawn as well.

Here at Dolan Landscape, we provide great landscaping construction and maintenance services the year round, including lawn care. We can help you jumpstart your lawn with fertilizing, aeration, irrigation, and more.  If you want help making your lawn more beautiful than ever, or remodeling your landscape entirely, contact us today. We provide free consultations on all our services: just fill out this form to get started.