Check out these tips to ensure that you’ll have a healthy lawn this spring.
#1: Light Raking. Rake your lawn to protect from snow mold damage. Snow mold is a fungal disease that appears in spring after winter weather, although it is not always actually caused by snow damage. The first symptom of snow mold is straw colored patches in your lawn that are anywhere between 3-10 inches in diameter. This needs lightly raked as soon as possible. Raking will break up the matted areas to allow the turf to breathe and discourages fungal development. Snow mold typically will go away on its own, but there is a chance that patches of your lawn could die off and seeding would be necessary.
#2: Spring Aeration. A spring aeration is the easiest and most important part of maintaining a healthy, beautiful, green Treasure Valley lawn. This simple step needs done on a annual basis. During the spring, aeration promotes healthy root growth, which can withstand hot temperatures and drought conditions. Aeration also helps control thatch, improves soil structure, creates growth pockets for new roots, and maximizes water and nutrient absorption.
3#: Fertilization. Apply fertilizer in the early spring to promote spring green-up, root development and help recover from winter stresses.
Summer Lawns provides high quality Lawn and Tree Care to the entire Treasure Valley. Request a free analysis and quote on our website at www.summerlawnsinc.com or give us a call at 208-939-8469.