A healthy West Michigan lawn starts before the Spring begins. Here are a few tips to help get your lawn started off on the right foot this spring.
1. Do a good Fall Cleanup – A healthy lawn in the spring means it needs room to breathe. Leaves and debris left on the lawn over the winter can stop sunlight and nutrients from reaching the soil and damaging the lawn. A good fall cleanup is an essential part of making sure your lawn is set up for success in the Spring.
2. Do a good Spring Cleanup – No matter how thorough your fall cleanup was, a healthy West Michigan lawn starts before the Spring begins. Here are a few tips to help get your lawn started off on the right foot this spring.
3. Repair bare spots – Damage caused by snowbanks, shoveling, or city plows can be an eyesore. Rake out the damaged area with a bow rake and remove any rocks, salt, or debris left behind. Add a layer of top soil and apply grass seed that matches your existing lawn. Gently rake the seed into the soil, and water frequently depending on soil conditions until grass establishes. Be careful though if you fertilize. Preemergent weed and crabgrass controls may inhibit the growth of new grass.
4. Start a fertilizer regiment – A good fertilizer regiment can help keep your lawn green and weed free. In the spring, it is a good time to apply a preemergent crabgrass controlling fertilizer.
These are just a few tips to help your lawn look amazing this season.