A barefoot-worthy yard does not just happen. As the winter season moves out to make way for spring, so should your calendar make room for your lawn care schedule before spring hits.
What else could be better for your home than a nice, grassy lawn to welcome spring time with? There are ways to ascertain your yard will get the most out of this upcoming spring season, prepping your lawn into the that warm Australian summer that we're used to.
Firstly, are you all set?
In all things, you get better results and smooth turnouts with proper preparation. This time of the year – early spring – is the best time to get ready for the lawn growing and mowing that is to come. Ensuring your blades are sharpened is a must.
Come the spring-to-summer grass-cutting season, this becomes imperative once a month if you want to do away with dull blades that tear the grass. Plus, a backup blade as early as now isn’t such a bad idea.
Ensure your mower is tuned up. Changing your spark plug and air filter yearly helps you keep tabs on when you last replaced it. Check out the cost at your local Bunnings or any local hardware or mower store.
Lastly, you know you’re all set for your spring lawn care schedule when you’ve restocked on fresh fuel for your mower. The moisture that has accumulated in your fuel over the winter can kill your engine.
Do a check up on your other lawn care equipment to be sure they’re in tip top shape before all the spring action begins.
Spring Cleaning Time
Take out those twigs and leaves that have accumulated throughout the winter. Clear the way for fertilizers and herbicides to prep your lawn for the grass to grow. This is a priority on your lawn care schedule, so make sure you do not miss out on this spring cleaning task.
Let it Grow
Depending on the varied weather you get during spring, your grass is meant to start growing around this time, so be ready to trim. This is when fertilizing, lawn aeration, and herbicides become essential. Just a tip, do not mow when the grass is wet. Wet clippings can clog up your tuned up mower.
Remember that fertilizing begins in spring. It is crucial to begin applying fertilizer just as your grass is actively growing.
Aerate when your soil is damp but not soaking wet so the machine can work perfectly for its purpose.
Apply pre-emergent herbicides to prevent the growth of crabgrass and other weeds in your lawn.
Look out for those pests
Before they infiltrate your lawn, be on the lookout for lawn diseases and lawn insect damage. Prepare your prevention methods for probable lawn problems and pests. You absolutely need to diagnose the problem before you apply treatment. So, look for brown patches and be keen on identifying the presence or growth of pests such as chewed grass blades or loose grass. Administer proper treatment as needed. Prevention of lawn problems is one main reason why you are creating a lawn care schedule, so be ready with a strong lawn care defence.
If you find these tips & tricks useful, but just don't have the time or resources to manage it yourself, give Bizzy Mowing a call on 0415 499 010 for a free quote.