In part one of this series, we discussed the many ways you can begin to care for your lawn so that it reaches its fullest potential this year. We made sure to inform you of the importance of reseeding, having the right equipment at your disposal, and much more. However, there are plenty of other tasks you are going to need to know to complete in order to truly achieve your goal of having a lush lawn. Check out the continued list below and learn from the best in lawn care, the team at Impeccable Landscapes.
Get Rid Of Weeds
If there are any weeds in your lawn or your beds and borders, you’re going to need to get rid of it. Additionally, if you have any perennial foliage that is still present in your yard, pull it up and throw it in your compost.
Start A Compost
Don’t have a compost? That’s all right! Start one! You can do this by layering carbon-rich materials with other materials that are rich in nitrogen at a 3-to-1 ratio, being sure to add a layer of soil between additions. This will come in handy as you work to make your lawn and its soil as healthy as possible.
Hold Off On Fertilizing Your Lawn
While we told you in the last post that you should be fertilizing any plants that may be potted in your lawn, we wouldn’t recommend that you fertilize your lawn just yet. Simply wait until your after you have completed your first mow of the season and then proceed with fertilizing.
Sharpen The Blade On Your Lawn Mower
Chances are your lawn mower blade isn’t as sharp as it should be if you are hoping to cultivate healthy grass. When your blade is dull it will rip the grass rather than cut it which means you will be making your grass much more susceptible to water loss, as well as infection.
Consider The Details Of Your Yard
Not every single yard is the same. In fact, hardly any are. If you are wanting to make sure your lawn is successful this year, consider its unique qualities. How much sun do certain portions of your lawn get? Where is the most shade in your lawn? How is your grass getting water? All of these things matter and can help you to determine how to move forward with your lawn care.
Know The Right Height
Your grass should be mowed so that it is 2 ½ to 3/1/2 inches tall. In order to achieve this, you are going to have to mow often so that you can cut only one-third of the grass’s length at a time. This will ensure that your grass remains healthy and continues to thrive.
Hire A Professional Lawn Care Team
If you truly want to ensure that your lawn is going to be in good shape until the first frost of the year, we would highly encourage you to hire a professional lawn care company to take some of the burden off of you. Plain and simple, maintaining a lawn so that it is beyond healthy is a difficult job, especially for someone who does not have years and years of experience in lawn maintenance. At Impeccable Landscapes, our lawn technicians know precisely how to care for your lawn every step of the way so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. Not only will you have peace of mind, however, you will also not be required to complete the numerous tasks that are required for your lawn to remain in good shape. If you are interested in learning how we can help you to get the lawn of your dreams this spring, contact Impeccable Landscapes in Spokane today.