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Get Ready for Spring Lawn Care Early!

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 29 July , 2015

Get ready for spring by preparing for yard work early so that you can hit the ground running when warmer days arrive.

Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego offers the following tips to get ready for upcoming spring yard work.

  • Rake, rake, rake. Clearing up leaves and trash in your yard is the first step in maintaining a healthy lawn, but controlling thatch is also a critical step that many people ignore. More than ½ inch of thatch is considered excessive. Thatch refers to the dead grass at the bottom of your lawn that can choke new growth. Be sure to start raking early and rake deeply in order to remove excessive thatch.
  • Stop compaction in its tracks. Winter is also a great time to do work that might be difficult or even harmful to your yard in summer. For example, it is easier to see compaction, or areas of high traffic, when your lawn is relatively low rather than when your grass begins to grow. Look for areas that are compacted to the point of bareness, but also check for the presence of moss plants. Aerate your lawn in those areas or work with your traffic patterns and install a path or walkway to prevent lawn damage.
  • The right time for lime. Grass needs a fairly neutral pH soil, and anything acidic will likely result in brown patches. Therefore, you may need to lime your soil and wait a bit before grass grows back. It is easy to check soil pH; either send a sample to your county’s extension office or do it yourself with a kit you can purchase at any home improvement store.
  • Over seed to hide bare patches. Soon it will be time to seed bare patches on your lawn. Apply slow-release nitrogen fertilizer when you over seed and a quick-release fertilizer five weeks after the grass germinates. Be sure you have no crabgrass before seeding; if you do, deal with the crabgrass first and reseed in the fall.
  • Try natural fertilizers. Begin composting so that you have a rich fertilizer for your lawn in the future. Compost anything that is organic except meat and bones, and do not add weeds to your compost heap as they may germinate when you spread the compost.

For more tips on a healthy spring lawn, contact Juniper Landscape Company today!

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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