The weather is getting warmer; the birds are singing a bit louder, and the pollen is falling. That can only mean one thing: spring is just around the corner. We can help you get your yard ready for the season with this three-step guide:
- Clear your yard of unnecessary objects
When preparing for any masterpiece, you need to start with a blank canvas. Take the time now to clear your yard of debris to help minimize the risk of stunted growth. Firewood, planters, parked cars, tools, dog toys, slides and garden gnomes have no place on your lawn when you’re preparing for a spring debut. They prevent vital sunlight and nutrients from reaching your grass, which can keep it from reaching its full potential. These items can also attract pests that can make your lawn their home and cause damage.
- Test the soil
Beautiful grass needs the right foundation. Consider having Arbor-Nomics test your soil to ensure it’s ready to host a lawn that makes you proud. Soil should have the proper pH balance and nutrient mix. Fertilize your yard if needed, keeping in mind that some grasses perform better if they’re fertilized in the fall, rather than spring. Give your lawn the best chance to thrive throughout the spring. Each nutrient has a role in the health of your grass, and you’ll want to know where things are going well and where you’re deficient so that you can fill in the gap. After all, the ultimate goal is to have beautiful grass throughout the spring, and that preparation starts now. A soil test will tell you what you’re working with. While these tests may seem optional, they really can make the difference between a withered patch of grass and a lawn that’s the envy of the neighborhood. Trust us.
- Aerate the soil
Aeration is a critical part of lawn health and shouldn’t be overlooked. There are many benefits to aeration:
- Loosens soil to allow vital water, nutrients and air to reach the roots
- Improves water and fertilizer intake by reducing the chance of compacted soil
- Improves root structure
- Increases resistance to heat and drought
- Makes lawns thicker and more resilient
Remember these tips when planning to aerate:
- Aerate cool season grasses in early spring or autumn.
- Aerate warm season grasses from late spring to summer.
- Aerate clay soils or highly trafficked parts of the lawn once a year.
- Plan on core aeration every two or three years to ensure a thriving lawn.
Having a beautiful, spring-ready lawn doesn’t just happen. It requires planning and maintenance.
Fortunately, there’s Arbor-Nomics. We can help you create a picture-perfect lawn that frames your home. Learn more about our Spring Aeration Service, and contact us for a free consultation and estimate. If you have questions about any aspect of lawn care, an experienced lawn service company like Arbor-Nomics can answer them. In addition to weed control, we provide lawn fertilization, outdoor pest control, and much, much more. Our Certified Landscape Specialists are ready to help with all of your lawn service needs in Brookhaven, North Buckhead, Roswell, and all surrounding metro Atlanta areas.
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