Are you tired by the wealth of often confusing information about lawn maintenance? Do you need specific, simple, non-contradictory advice on how to properly care for you lawn? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our experts’ recommendations will make lawn care clearer with this 6-step guide.
Step 1: Don’t rush.
Overdoing never leads to good things and rushing can always surprise you in unpleasant ways. Instead of ruining the delicate start of your lawn for the year, wait a bit. Talk to your local lawn care service, weigh your options, give yourself and the grass some time to breathe before starting.
Step 2: Postpone dethatching.
At this early spring stage, dethatching would be a very bad idea, since the roots aren’t that strong yet and it could turn into a lawn fiasco. Wait about another month or so, then consider it.
Step 3: Weigh up your weed control options.
You should consult with your lawn care company in order to decide whether over-seeding or pre-emergent weed control would suit your needs best. Using both options could lead to virtual inefficiency, since they tend to neutralize each other, but after considering your specific environment and soil conditions you will know the optimal choice for your lawn. Also, paying attention to choosing the right type of seed for your lawn helps as well.
Step 4: Refrain from watering unless truly necessary.
The sure sign that your lawn really needs watering is when you observe your foot imprint tends to remain in it instead of the grass springing right up after your step. If you don’t notice that, then natural irrigation (rain) is enough to keep your lawn well-watered. Early spring in Phoenix or Tempe or Glendale etcetera has rain, so you probably won’t need extra irrigation now, but when the temperatures rise make sure you ask your lawn care company for extra water service.
Step 5: Use only sharp mower blades.
Using a dull blade can significantly decrease the quality of your lawn care by stressing the grass and making it take longer to heal. So take your mower to your lawn service and sharpen it (or even replace it if you had it for more than a couple of years). This is a way of preventing not only grass exhaustion, but also all kinds of grass diseases or your lawn dying out (worst case).
Step 6: Get some tests.
Take advantage of your local lawn care services and get some tests done. This way you can uncover valuable information about your soil and your environmental factors, which could help you choose lawn maintenance products more efficiently and for a better actual worth.
To get more advanced counseling on lawn care, contact our lawn service company, Green Serv Pro, based in Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and many more locations in the area.