The weather is warming up nicely with more warm days than cool. Your lawn is starting to come alive. Mowing is certainly back on the chore list, as is weed control, fertilizing, and even watering.
So, just what should you be doing to make sure your lawn gets its best start? The team at Heritage Lawns & Irrigation has put together this Mid-Spring Lawn Care Checklist to give you a hand. Just follow these steps to get your lawn off to a great start this year.
Mid-April through May Lawn Care Duties (yes, we said duties)
- Clean up any old debris from last fall and winter – leaves, sticks, etc.
- Plant annuals for a great pop of color in your beds
- Spread mulch for moisture retention, weed control, and curb appeal
- Water regularly, but pay attention to Mother Nature – you don’t have to water if she’s taken care of things
- Spot seed bare areas and keep continuously moist. Save large seeding projects till fall
- Begin mowing regularly
- Apply a light treatment of organic‐based fertilizer to your lawn to get it off to a good, healthy start
- Apply a second pre‐emergent treatment in your flower and shrub beds to ward off weeds
- Test your sprinkler system and inspect it for leaks, broken sprinkler heads, etc.
Related Read: Your Complete Sprinkler Maintenance Checklist
- Apply broadleaf weed control to your lawn to control Dandelions, Chickweeds, and Henbits
Mowing Musts for the Beginning of Spring
Believe it or not, there is a proper way to cut your grass. We’ve seen some mowing mistakes over the years that would make you cringe. Follow these tips and your lawn will stay, healthy, happy, and green.
- Trim before mowing
- Never mow more than one third of your grass’ blade length to avoid added stress and damage
- Each week, mow in a different direction to reduce the creation of wheel ruts in the turf
- Leave clippings on your lawn to reduce the amount of fertilizer needed
Related Read: Lawn Coach Tips for Mowing New Seed
Good luck with your lawn this season. We hope it turns out great. If you should run into any issues (browning, disease, grubs, etc.) that call for professional help, don’t hesitate to call the lawn coaches at Heritage Lawns & Irrigation at (913) 451-4664. We’ll be happy to help you out.