Everyone knows that with April showers come May flowers, and therefore you might already be anticipating large amounts of rain once spring arrives. If you are someone who is concerned about the health of your lawn, then you’re going to need to know how to take care of your grass if the rain won’t seem to stop come spring. Let’s talk about the different scenarios that could play out once winter ends and how you can take action to protect your lawn during this period.
Normal Spring Lawn Care
For the most part, in spring your area will experience a gradual warm up over the course of March and into April. During this time, the turf stops being dormant and begins to grow in your lawn. You obviously know that some maintenance will be required of your lawn at this time. These are things like fertilizing, mowing, and making sure that your lawn does not fall ill to any lawn diseases. Additionally, you may need to spray for weeds. Since it is spring, however, it is unlikely that you will need to water your lawn until the rains subside.
What To Do When There Is A Lot Of Rain
If in the coming spring there seems to be rain every single day, you may be facing some problems. It is important that you understand what you can do to assist your lawn when it is being watered every single day without your control. Not only will the weeds grow much faster than they would without this amount of rain, but there is also a likelihood that a lawn disease could spread much more quickly through your lawn with the help of the precipitation. This will also not be aided by the fact that your lawn is currently recovering from being covered in snow all winter. So how can you save your lawn?
Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands
Before you lose all hope, we want to tell you that a lot of rain doesn’t mean your lawn is doomed. The basics to having a healthy turf are still applicable regardless of the amount of precipitation that the area in which you live receives. First of all, you should mow like you do every single year. However, you may want to consider bagging your clippings after the first three to four times that you mow your lawn for the best outcome. This is especially true if you know that your lawn has developed mold from the snow.
Additionally, you’re going to need to make sure that you are mowing consistently. You won’t believe how quickly your grass begins to grow when the rain is falling this frequently, and therefore keeping up on your mowing is imperative if you do not want to stress out your grass.
Lastly, you need to make sure that there is not too much nitrogen in the fertilizers that you use. This could cause your lawn to grow at a rapid rate that you are unable to keep up with, weighing it down at the roots, eventually leading to it dying.
Need Extra Help Tending To Your Lawn?
If you are already stressing about taking care of your lawn this spring, it’s important to know that you have a talented local lawn care company that can help. When you contact Impeccable Landscapes about our lawn care services, we will happily go over the multiple ways our lawn service team can benefit your grass. Contact us today for an in-depth explanation of how we can help your lawn thrive this spring regardless of how much rain falls this year.