While it is only February and it may seem like winter will never end, spring is just around the corner. Are you ready? In terms of Utah lawn care, homeowners have a long to-do list to prepare their property for the nicer weather.
There are many different tasks you need to complete in spring. In early spring you will need to apply fertilizer to your entire lawn. This will replenish nutrients that were lost during the winter. Fertilizing your lawn in the spring will also help your grass to grow strong and healthy the rest of the year.
Applying a pre-emergent herbicide will help with weed and pest control. The herbicide will prevent germination of many different weeds that can grow in the spring, especially after a mild winter. A little work in the beginning of the growing season will prevent a lot of work later in the year.
It is also important to treat any stress related diseases that occurred during the winter. Diseases such as snow mold can occur if there were multiple freezes and thaws during the winter. Treat the patches and then reseed to help new grass grow and keep your lawn looking great.
You should check all of your tools and make sure that they are in good working order. Now is a good time to maintain your lawn mower, sharpen blades, and replace any tools that are old or not working properly. You will also want to check your supplies to make sure you have enough fertilizer, top soil, and herbicide to take care of any situations that may arise during spring and summer months.
Any preparations you can do now will help make sure that you are ready once spring finally arrives. It is a good cure for the winter blues and cabin fever that often sets in during February. Start your to-do list now and if you have any questions feel free to contact us for a free consultation.