At these seasons of the year, the lawn is actively growing and will require some special kind of care. Summer and spring have likely maintenance. The difference is only visible in the Watering System, Fertilizers, and Herbicides. If you neglect spring and summer lawn care, you could end up paying for it the rest of the year because your lawn will lose its shine. The special needs of your lawn include:
It starts with a quick spring clean-up. Dead grasses and dead remnants of annual grassy weeds like crabgrass, Barnyard Grass, and goosegrass are to be raked out. Any sticks or debris that has accumulated on the lawn over winter is to be picked out.
This is the most dominant Lawn Care Maintenance task over spring and summer. Mowing always keeps the lawn in steady good health. It’s important to note that there are mowing frequencies and heights recommended for spring and summer. In spring you mow high. Cutting high encourages plant grass to grow thicker with deeper roots which in turn helps to crowd out weeds
Spring is a wonderful time to sort your moss problems. Moss is a problem caused by wet, poorly drained lawns. The presence of moss is also as a result of compaction. You can conduct a successful moss eradication as long as you understand that moss is not just another weed and therefore should not be treated as such.
- APPLYING FERTILIZERS AND HERBICIDES
Fertilizer can help your lawn be lush, green and beautiful, but if not applied appropriately, it could damage your lawn, therefore, you might be needing professional help and you should know that Perfect Leaf Management is here to assist you in any way. We have a variety of spring treatments
-Spring pre-emergent to prevent summer crabgrass, poanna, grassy and broadleaf spring weeds.
–Mid-Spring Fertilizer for root activation and development
-Late-Spring Post Emergent to spot spray for broadleaf weeds
-Summer core aeration and Overseeding
- PATCH AND THICKEN/OVERSEEDING
Repair scanty spots of the lawn. It’s best you aim for an early spring sowing for cool-season grass and a late spring sowing for warm-season grass. Over-seeding is necessary will always be the best alternative for the area of grass growing sparsely. However, spring is not really the best time to overseed a lawn, the best time is fall when the new shoots of grass won’t have to compete with crabgrass.
This step is necessary only during summer because of the dry and hot weather. To keep the grass green and healthy it needs to be provided with at least one inch of water per week and since its summer season, its source of water is mostly through irrigation means. Time for irrigation is always early in the morning between 6 – 10 a.m. This is to minimize Water Loss and evaporation.