During cold weather, your winter lawn care routine slows down due to harsh weather conditions. However, as soon as the season ends, resume lawn care again to make sure your yard stays lush and luxuriant.
Today our article is about when to start lawn care after winter and how to revive your yard again. So coming to the point.
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Starting Spring Lawn Care After the Winter Season
Voila! Spring is here and you need to rejuvenate your lawn so it can flourish again in summer. So when harsh temperatures come down, begin your lawn care to ensure that your grounds stay lively and greener than ever.
When the temperature is up to 13° C for consecutively three to four days, start a lawn care routine to prepare your lawn for the upcoming season.
Reviving Your Grass After The Winter Season?
After winter, when the frost melts, you will notice that the grass is paler. As there is a lot of frost and ice during winter. This can make your grass go dead or dormant.
Although in extreme weather conditions, this is not possible, if you have done proper winter lawn care during and before winter, the grassroots may still be alive.
Here are a few techniques that will keep your grass from going lifeless during winter.
Continue Mowing Lawn in Winter
The best month for mowing the lawn in winter is November. It is wise to do the deed before it starts snowing and the weather turns icy cold.
If you live in relatively warmer regions then you need to mow your lawn once a month during the winter season. This will keep the grassroots intact and they can grow again after winter ends.
Overseeding Lawn During Winter
Overseeding helps to make the lawn dense again. Winters can take away the life from the lawn leaving it bare. Overseeding can compensate for that.
Fertilizing The Lawn Before Winter
Winter fertilizers keep your grass alive during the tough winter season. Fertilizing lawns early in winter (the last week of October or the start of November) will help the grassroots to store enough nutrients. This will keep them from going dead.
Take Care of Lawn After Winter
Well, after a successful winter lawn care routine, now is the time to do some work and make your lawn a sight to behold.
Here are a few tips on how to start lawn care after winter
Before sowing, mowing, and getting ready for the spring season, you need to rake the lawn after the winter ends. So clear up the dead leaves, and fallen twigs and prepare the soil for upcoming yields.
Melting frost can turn into mini pools, making holes in the ground. If there are uneven surfaces, fill the holes with compost and soil.
Make sure there is no sedentary water left on the lawn. Arrange for drainage or use soil to cover and absorb it. Also, remove any dead layer of grass.
Aerate the Lawn
Aerating the lawn in winter and after the season ends, helps the soil to “breathe”. The thick layer of Ice and walking on the lawn can make the soil hard and packed, blocking the seedlings to grow again.
So aerating the lawn will allow air to pass through the soil giving the seeds a space to blossom again. Many lawn care services also provide aerating services for lawns.
Do A Soil Test
This is important. Despite your winter lawn care, you need to check if the soil has enough nutrients to support the grass growing again.
Hire professional lawn care services to check the condition of the soil. This will also help you in deciding if you need to fertilize the lawn or not.
Effective Weed Repellent
Using weed repellent is a much integral step of the after-winter lawn care routine. Kill the weeds before the grass grows again because later on, it will be difficult to pull out the weeds from the grass. Also, spray weed killer evenly throughout the lawn with a spreader.
Mow and Water Your Lawn
In winter it was not necessary, but in the spring season, you need to water the lawn every week. As the temperature goes down, both the soil and plants need more water to stay hydrated.
Grass will start sprouting again in spring and it grows much faster in spring and summer than during winter. So when the grass blades reach enough height, mow your lawn to keep it tidy and clean.
After Winter Treat Bare Patches On Your Lawn
When the spring starts, you may notice bare patches on your lawn. This is because the roots have gone dead. Bare patches after the winter season are normal.
This has nothing to do with your winter lawn care routine. No matter how best you did on your part, the thick layer of ice and heavy frost can make a dent in progress.
To treat patchy grass after winter, overseed the bare lawn area after aerating and mowing it. Take proper care by watering the ground and spreading a topsoil layer. Once the grass starts showing, wait for a few more days to enjoy your success.
Fertilize Your Lawn
Well, the wait is over and you have witnessed your babies rising above the ground. So fertilize your lawn anywhere between February and April and make sure the sprouted seedling turns into beautiful and stuffy luscious green grass.
However, don’t over-fertilize. Use the minimum amount of fertilizer just to boost the growth. Also, use low-nitrogen fertilizers in the spring season. Using fertilizers with high nitrogen content can dry up the harvest.
This is because, in summer, the soil gets enough Nitrogen from the decaying process of dead leaves and compost. So it can not absorb and break down excessive Nitrogen contents.
In the end, all we have to say is to be consistent because your lawn needs continuous effort. Keep watering at least once a week to help the grass blossom.
Rake your lawn every once in a while to ensure lawn cleanliness. Keep looking for weed growth. Avoid walking on overly grown grass and treat any bare area.
Sow, mow, and get set go!