• Spring Lawn Care Tips

    To have a beautiful, healthy lawn in the summer, it's important to implement an effective Spring Lawn Care Program to build upon the foundation that your Fall Lawn Care has provided.  The winter months are tough on your turf - the can alter your yard's soil pH, create conditions that are friendly to weeds and disease, and compact the soil.  So, it's critical to formulate an effective Spring Lawn Care treatment program.  Here are some Spring Lawn Care Tips that will help:

    Soil Tests:

    A soil test in the Spring will reveal if the Winter weather has changed the pH levels in your turf.  Lime can be added to acidic soil any time during the growing season.  If you plan on planting new grass seed in the Spring, the early months are a great time to apply Lime, just be sure that the existing grass isn't wilted or covered in frost.

    Controlling Weeds:

    Spring Lawn Care is a balance between controlling weeds and growing grass.  Pre-emergent weed control also keeps grass seed from sprouting, as well.  If your  lawn doesn't have bare spots, then it may make sense to focus on Weed Control in the Spring.  A pre-emergent herbicide works by preventing weeds (and other seeds) from germinating.  These applications last around 3 months, and can also be applied again in the Summer.

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    Planting and Seeding:

    If your current lawn has a lot of bare spots, or you are planning on establishing a new lawn in the Spring, then you will want to Overseed your lawn as part of your Spring Lawn Care Plan.OverSeeding is important, especially with the Fescue grass that is so popular in North Carolina.  During the summer months, our heat and disease can cause the grass to have bare, or thin spots which won't replenish on their own.  By overseeding your lawn in the Spring, the grass roots will take hold and use the 9 months until Summer to grow strong and deep - resulting in a beautiful lawn for you to enjoy in the warm summer months. 

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    Fertilizing:

    While fertilzing is most effective in the Fall, it can still be done in the Spring.  The key is to resist the urge to heavily fertilize your lawn.  This is especially important if you have fertilized your lawn in the Fall, as that fertilizer is still working on your lawn.  If you've Overseeded your lawn in the Spring,  it's important to apply a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer, afterward.  Five weeks after the grass germinates, you can then apply a quick-release nitrogen fertilizer.

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    Lawn Aeration:

    If your soil is extremely compacted, or your are OverSeeding your lawn in the Spring, then Lawn Aeration should be part of your Spring Lawn Care Plan.  Lawn Aeration is the process of perforating your soil with small holes, which allows water, air and nutrients to penetrate your grass.  This can be done using either Manual or Mechanical Devices.  Typically a lawn will respond best to core holes that are close and deep, usually 3/4 to 4 inches in depth is the best.

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    GrassMaster of Wake County hopes that you find these Spring Lawn Care Tips helpful.  As a full service Lawn Care Company, we have the tools and expertise to implement all of these tips in a timely and cost-effective way.  Please call us today at (919) 796-1633, or Email Us and let's discuss how we can help you achieve a beautiful lawn.