Rake and remove debris: Winter can leave a lot of debris on your lawn, such as leaves, twigs, and other organic matter. Rake your lawn thoroughly to remove any debris that has accumulated over the winter.
Aerate your lawn: Winter can cause soil compaction, which can prevent air, water, and nutrients from reaching the roots of your grass. Aeration is the process of creating small holes in your lawn to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil. Consider renting an aerator or hiring a professional to do this for you.
Test and adjust soil pH: Soil pH affects the health of your lawn, and winter can cause fluctuations in pH levels. Test your soil pH and adjust it as necessary with lime or sulfur.
Apply fertilizer: Applying a slow-release fertilizer in the spring can give your lawn the nutrients it needs to grow healthy and strong. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and avoid over-fertilizing, which can damage your lawn.
Seed bare or patchy areas: Winter can cause bare or patchy spots on your lawn. Seeding can help to fill in these areas with new grass. Choose a grass seed that is appropriate for your region and soil type.
Water your lawn: Spring can be a dry season, so it’s important to water your lawn regularly. Water deeply and infrequently, rather than frequently and shallowly.
Mow your lawn: As your grass begins to grow, it’s important to mow it regularly. Set your mower blade high for the first few mowings to avoid cutting the grass too short.
In conclusion, reviving your lawn after winter requires some effort, but it’s worth it to have a healthy and beautiful lawn. At Scenic Greens, we offer a range of lawn care services, including aeration, fertilization, seeding, and more. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you revive and maintain your lawn throughout the year.