A change in season only means one thing; a change in lawn care is needed too. Now that the dark, frosty, cold weather is beginning to fade away, the brighter days of spring are entering, and the days seem to get lighter and less cold. It is important to make sure that you offer tender, love and care to any damaged leaves, plants or turf from over winter. This is why we have provided an exciting, useful guide on how to conduct a winter clean up and prepare your garden for the beautiful spring season.

 

1. Examine Thatch Layer

Examining the thatch layer of your lawn is important to create a healthier lawn in the springtime. If the layer of dead grass above the soil is richer than one-half inch, use a dethatching rake to remove any excess thatch left. This will penetrate more water, fertilisers and oxygen to reach the grass roots and soil.

 

2. Apply a Weed Killer

Before the spring occurs; apply a weed killer to your grass in order to achieve the most opportunity for growth before any weeds occur. Broadleaf weeds are the most popular type of weeds grown in gardens; therefore it is important to find an appropriate weed killer that specifically gets rid of broadleaf weeds. Make sure to correctly follow the instructions on weed packets, since adding too much or too little can affect the process.

 

3. Start Irrigation

Start irrigation once the grass begins to grow, by watering your lawn once or twice on a weekly basis. Make sure to implement this when there is no rain predicted. Add water to reach the soil at 6-inch depth, in order to ensure that the soil is moist as possible.

 

4. Mow The Lawn

Mow the lawn once the grass is starting to actively grow at the beginning of spring season. To get the most out of a healthy lawn during spring, make sure to not mow your lawn during wet weather.

 

5. Apply Seeds

If there are any bare patches on the lawn, make sure to sprinkle a handful of grass seeds and cover it with a layer of soil that is a quarter-inch. Furthermore, make sure to apply water on a regular basis and use a rake to move the soil.

 

6. Use Fertilisers

Once the lawn is actively growing, make sure to use the correct fertiliser once you have mowed the lawn. A great tip is to apply water straight after fertilising your lawn, this way the soil has access to more nutrients.