Winter’s severe weather wears down a lawn. A few simple procedures will assist the lawn in regaining its beautiful green colour and flourishing. Raking, mending damaged areas, restoring the appearance of the grass, and applying the proper fertiliser restore a lawn to its pre-winter beauty. If you would like to learn more about this, please check out Mid-America Lawn & Landscape – Landscape Design Tulsa
Growing a New Lawn
Grass goes dormant throughout the winter months because of the cold. It will stop developing, resulting in a shabby overall appearance. Because it doesn’t grow over the winter, it’s more vulnerable to harm from freezing, drainage concerns, and snow accumulation. The winter damage must be repaired in order for the grass to flourish and grow properly
Allow the area to dry up before beginning spring grass care. When cultivated, a wet or soggy lawn might be damaged. The blades will bend or break when the roots are easily taken from the soil. After the lawn has dried completely, rake it thoroughly to help aerate the soil. Winter debris can be removed by raking. It will also allow air to circulate by opening up the soil and grass blades. Air circulation around the crowns of the plants and each blade of grass will aid in the prevention of fungal diseases. A basic hard tine rake can suffice in removing dead grass plants and yard waste, while a lawn vacuum or leaf blower can assist with larger lawns.
Scarification in the Post-Winter Season
The long winter months can cause moss and thatch growth. A scarification treatment will help a lawn with heavy thatch or moss accumulation. Scarification should never be done if spring frosts are still a possibility. Scarification should be done in mid-April or later. Use a moss killer two to three weeks before scarification if the lawn has a lot of moss. To scarify a grass successfully, it must be freshly mowed and relatively damp. Use a motorised scarifier or a hand spring bok rake. The purpose is to remove the thatch, as well as any dead grass plants and weeds. Scarification frequently causes considerable aesthetic damage to the grass. If you notice bare spots, consider reseeding the area.
Spring is the best time to take care of any lingering weeds. Apply a pre-emergence crabgrass weed killer to the lawn during the early weeks of April in areas where crab grass is a problem. Use a crabgrass weed killer that does not contain fertilisers. Fertilizing your grass too soon could result in a weakened root system. Water the lawn with roughly 1/2 inch of water after applying the pre-emergence weed killer. Spring weeds can be controlled by mowing the lawn to a height of 2 inches. When the soil temperature hits 60 degrees Fahrenheit, crabgrass seeds begin to germinate, thus using a pre-emergence weed killer will help prevent the seeds from germinating.