Prepping Your Lawn for Spring

It's that time of year where Georgians can enjoy mornings with frosty temperatures, and by mid-afternoon begin to see temperatures in the 60s and 70s. With today being the first official day of Spring, there is no better time to begin preparing your lawn to flourish once the growing season begins! 

We've put together a couple of ways you can begin to help your lawn succeed in growth and preventing disease, all before the start of spring. If you're curious about how to help your lawn recover from extremely cold temperatures, check out our lawn care blog from January

1. Addressing Weeds and Dead Spots

Earlier this year, we talked about the ways that crabgrass and other annual weeds can come back to haunt your lawn year after year, and what you should do to prevent them – the use of pre-emergent herbicides!

With a cold and wet winter, if your lawn has areas with low drainage or excessive foot traffic, you will want to address these spots soon. Moisture trapped against your lawn's surface can lead to lawn disease once the temperature begins to rise. These areas of your lawn may require fertilizer or resodding depending on the size of the spot. Contact AgroPro today to see how we can help you assess your lawn's health. 

2. Remove Any Excessive Thatch

If you're familiar with some of our previous lawn care blogs, you may already know about your lawn's thatch layer, but essentially, the thatch layer of your lawn is a loose, tangled mixture of dead organic material that exists above the soil, but below the grass blades.

Something you should do before spring arrives, and before your first mow, is remove any excessive thatch build-up. One of the easiest ways you can do this is by raking your lawn, this will pull up any not-yet decomposed material that can actually prevent your grass from getting the proper levels of air, water, and other nutrients.

3. Prepare Your Equipment & Mowing Schedule

While it is still too early to begin mowing, this is the time of the year you want to assess your mowing equipment. Check the oil, replace any old fuel, clean or replace the filter, and ensure your blades are sharp and clean.

When you do begin mowing in the spring, hold to regular mowing schedule, this will allow your lawn's roots to grow deep and strong. To learn more mowing tips, check out one of our past lawn care blogs, Everything You Didn't Know About Lawn Mowing.

How AgroPro Can Help

Whether your lawn is newly sodded or has been for a while, it can still be vulnerable to all kinds of turf disease. Not only are we here to help your lawn prevent turf diseases, but we can help with aeration, insect control, and much more!

Contact us today to learn about our treatment schedules and how we can help you keep your lawn growing lush and green come summertime! 

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