Was your lawn a disappointment last year? Were you embarrassed to have the brownest, sparsest lawn in the neighborhood? Did you finally just give up on achieving the green, lush yard of your dreams? If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative, we have good news for you. Spring gives you an opportunity to start afresh on your lawn. Here are some spring lawn care tasks that will help you have a healthy, beautiful lawn in 2018.
Clean Up from Fall and Winter
Nature can be messy, especially in the fall and winter seasons. Lawns all over central Indiana find themselves covered by a blanket of leaves every fall. Some leaves fall before summer even says goodbye. Others fall as the chilly nights of autumn arrive. But still others hang onto their leaves well into what feels like winter. Once snow falls, it is harder to rake leaves and remove them from your lawn. In that case, your first spring lawn care task should be to get rid of leaves as well as any tree branches or sticks that have fallen in winter.
Tune Up Your Mower
If there is one thing that everyone does in the summer, it is lawn mowing. It starts in the spring almost as soon as the weather warms and continues through the cooler days of fall. You better be ready! Many homeowners take their mowers in for a tune-up before mowing begins. This assures that your mower will be ready to run when the grass needs to be cut. At the same time, it is important to make sure that blades are sharp, ensuring clean, healthy cuts to grass.
Fertilize Your Lawn
When you want something to grow, you better feed it. This is as true for grass as it is for any other living organism. That’s why homeowners hoping for a lush, green lawn this year should fertilize in the spring. If you are unsure about how to apply fertilizer or just don’t want to do it yourself, Ping’s offers single applications of fertilizer as well as season-long lawn care programs that apply the right lawn care treatments at just the right time.
Overseed or Fill in Bare Spots
As your lawn starts to come back from its winter hibernation, it is a great time to look for thin or bare spots. There will be areas where grass has died or has just been weakened or damaged. Applying grass patch on bare patches allows you to fill in these spots. In addition, overseeding your whole lawn helps promote a fuller, healthier lawn. Take advantage of the mild spring weather to encourage optimal growth and nurture of grass seeds and young plants.
Prevent and Kill Weeds and Pests
While helping grass grow is a good thing, there are other plants and animals that you don’t want growing in your lawn. In the spring, weeds will take off almost immediately. To keep them from taking over, preventative treatments should be applied. Grubs are also known to invade lawns in spring. You can tell grubs are a problem when the birds start to congregate and feast on your lawn. Ping’s 6-step lawn care program will apply herbicides and pesticides to eliminate these problems.
Spring lawn care is important. It provides the foundation for grass that thrives through the changing temperatures and conditions of a central Indiana summer. You are not alone in these lawn care tasks; Ping’s offers services to help with many of these. Whether fertilizing, applying herbicides or pesticides, or overseeding, Ping’s will make sure that it is done at the right time and in the correct manner. Beyond just spring, Ping’s also provides a reliable lawn care program throughout the growing season. To learn more about the services we offer, see our website or call us for more information (317-298-8482).