Some days, spring feels like it’s just around the corner. As the weather warms up and winter comes to a close, it’s time to get ready for the outdoor seasons ahead of us. Ashton Walden Turf Services is just as excited as you are to get back out there, and we want your lawn to be as healthy as possible. These three simple steps will help ensure your lawn looks great this spring.
Your grass’ growth slows down in the winter, but it’s still alive. And like all living things, it still needs water to survive. Different types of grass require different amounts of water to get by. Dormant bermudagrass, for example, needs an inch and a half of water each month, whereas, this time of year, fescue needs an inch and a half every other week until it starts growing quickly again this spring. Make sure you know what kind of grass you have in your lawn, and how much water it needs during its slow times of the year. Continue to pay attention to how much moisture you’re getting, just like you do during the warmer months.
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Uncover a Great Spring Lawn
Since your grass is still alive, some of the same rules apply as when it’s growing more noticeably. It’s very important you don’t choke your grass or introduce mold before spring gets here by letting leaves collect on your lawn. No one loves to head outside and rake up leaves during the coldest days of the year, but it could be the difference between a healthy, green lawn this spring, and a great big headache.
Pre-Spring Means Pre-Emergent
Some lawn pests can only be taken care of before they show up. Crabgrass, for example, leaves a short window of opportunity before you’re stuck with it all year long. Once it pops up, it’s here to stay, so the only way to beat it is to put down a pre-emergent, to stop crabgrass before it starts. Winter grasses like Poa annua and Rye flourish while your lawn is dormant in the winter months. This means you’ve got to stop them before your grass is back to growing at full speed – if you haven’t gotten rid of winter grasses before spring rolls around, your lawn is in for a rude awakening.
We’re ready for spring, are you? Call Ashton Walden Turf Services at (806) 632-3571 to schedule your Lubbock lawn care partner’s next visit.