While the saying is April showers bring May flowers, it is also a time when your Utah lawn will grow rapidly. Warming temperatures and steady rain will help your grass grow, especially blue grass. Here are some tips to keep your lawn healthy now, and in the summer.
One important part of a healthy green lawn with few weeds is to have a deep root system. You can train your root system by utilizing a proper watering strategy. If you create a healthy balance in your lawn you will have a vibrant lawn, even during a dry summer.
Too much watering will create shallow roots, while too little water will make your grass dry and brittle. Watering your lawn once a week long enough to penetrate 10” of the soil should be enough to encourage deep roots for your grass.
If the month sees record lows for rainfall, you may need to water more often. The best way to determine if your lawn needs more water is to test your soil. If the soil is hard or the blades of grass are browning at the tips, your lawn may be dry and you need to increase your watering strategy until the weather changes.
Another tip to making sure your lawn stays green during this fast growing period is to mow frequently. When you do mow your lawn, make sure you are only removing the top third of the blade. If you remove too much of the grass when you mow you will damage your lawn and prevent healthy growth.
Most often the month of April will take care of your lawn’s growth. But this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to monitor the progress of your Utah lawn. Monitor the health of the grass and soil to determine your watering needs, as well as future lawn needs. If you have any questions about watering, fertilizing, or any other spring lawn care issues, please feel free to contact us for advice or a consultation.