Spring is here, and it’s time to start planning and preparing your yard for the months ahead. When you take proactive steps right now, you will have a better chance of keeping your yard healthy and weed-free. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started on preparing your lawn for spring.
Remove the Lawn Debris
Before you do anything, make sure that your grass is completely clear of debris. Over the winter, leaves, twigs, and other debris accumulate in your yard. Leaving this debris on your grass for too long can lead to fungi and lawn diseases. This can weaken the grass’s immune system, causing it to be even more vulnerable. Get ahead by raking and picking up any twigs or debris that may be covering your lawn.
Weed control is a constant chore throughout the year, but if you act early, you can make your life a lot easier. Each fall, weeds disperse their seeds over your yard where they bed down and wait out the winter. When spring temperatures return, the seeds germinate, and you have more weeds to pull, and if you don’t get them all, they will go to seed, and the process repeats. It’s a never-ending battle. You can do yourself a favor by applying pre-emergent weed control early in the spring. Pre-emergent weed control prevents weed seeds from germinating and makes life easier for you.
Common Spring Weeds in Connecticut Lawns:
- Common Chickweed
- Shepherd’s Purse
Follow Proper Irrigation Methods
Proper irrigation techniques are essential for achieving a beautiful lawn. If you have a sprinkler system, then all you have to do is set it to a precise schedule. A lawn only requires about one inch of water per week, which can come from rain as well. Once the temperatures warm up, be sure to only water in the morning. This allows enough time for the sun to dry the grass throughout the day so that it isn’t wet overnight. Leaving grass wet overnight can leave your lawn vulnerable to diseases and fungal infections.
Spring Mosquito Control
Along with the joys of spring comes the annoyance of mosquitos. When it comes to effective mosquito control, standing water is your number one enemy. Female mosquitoes must deposit their eggs in standing water. Places that can hold standing water include birdbaths, ponds, kiddie pools, flowerpots, old tires, children’s toys, animal waters, and rain barrels. It only requires a small amount of water for mosquito eggs to hatch, so be sure to empty all standing water after it rains. By removing mosquito breeding areas, you drastically reduce the mosquito population in your yard.
Get Off to a Great Start With Services From Naturally Green
These tips will help get your yard off to a great start to the year. Here at Naturally Green, we offer premium lawn care services and pest control programs to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy Connecticut lawn.