With spring quickly approaching, it’s time to start considering your lawn care routine. You want to ensure that when the snow has melted and the ground has thawed that you are prepared to nurture your lawn to encourage healthy, green grass growth throughout the spring and summer.
In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss a few tips to help you enjoy a green lawn. Continue reading to learn more, and if you are interested in learning about the Spokane lawn care and landscape maintenance services from Impeccable Landscapes, contact us today and we’ll get you started with a free estimate.
1) Ensure Your Mower Blade is Sharp and Well-Maintained
After a long Spokane winter, one of the first things you’ll want to do as the ground begins to thaw is to check out your lawn equipment. And while you are taking the time to ensure that everything is in working order, you should take special care to notice the condition of your lawn mower blade. A sharp, well-balanced blade will cut your grass cleanly and evenly, which is required for optimal growth and color. If your blade is dull, rusted, or unbalanced, it will have a direct effect on the condition and color of your lawn.
2) Deep Watering Is Essential
While the amount of water that your grass requires each day or over the course of a week will depend on the weather conditions, type of grass, and other factors, one thing will always remain true for every lawn — you must soak your lawn so that the water reaches the roots. As a general rule, it’s always better to do a couple of deep waterings than frequent shallow waterings.
3) Aerate Before You Fertilize
When fertilizing your lawn, you want your grass to get the most nutrients possible. This can be achieved by aerating your lawn beforehand. Your yard can become compacted from packed snow, foot traffic, and other factors, so when it’s time to fertilize, you’ll need to help the fertilizer reach the roots of your grass. Aerating before fertilizing will help your grass grow faster and greener in the spring as well as prepare your grass for the winter when done in the fall.
4) Don’t Cut Your Grass Too Short
We recommend that you mow only the top one-third of your grass. This ensures that you aren’t cutting your lawn too short or damaging the grass. In addition, the clippings from the top of the grass blade will decompose easily, so there is no need to clean up the clippings. They will even add much-needed nitrogen to your lawn and create better soil conditions for growing healthy grass.
5) Beware of Weeds
Keeping your lawn at the right length and preventing bare spots is a great start to weed control, but if you want to keep the weeds away, you’ll typically have to do a bit more. You’ll want to invest in broadleaf weed control, crabgrass control, and basic weed control designed to prevent and kill weeds common in the Spokane area.
At Impeccable Landscapes, we offer a five-step lawn spray service that includes fertilizer, weed control, and crabgrass control. Learn more today.
6) Remove Thatch and Other Debris in the Spring and Fall
Thatch, leaves, and other debris will prohibit your grass from growing green and full. You should be removing any debris in the fall before you aerate and fertilize your lawn so that the snow isn’t further exasperating the issue by compacting the leaves and thatch. You should also remove any debris at the beginning of the spring season to ensure that you are creating the proper conditions for your grass to grow healthy.
7) Invest in Professional Lawn Care Services
Lawns require consistent, quality care in order to thrive. One of the easiest and best ways to do this is by investing in professional lawn care services. At Impeccable Landscapes, our family-owned and operated Spokane lawn care and landscape maintenance company can provide you with as few or as many lawn care services that you need. Whether you’d like us to handle everything with our full-service lawn care or you would like us to come out to perform the aeration, fertilization, and our lawn spray services, we have you covered. Contact us today to learn more and request a free estimate.