With spring knocking on our door, you may be looking at your sad, dormant lawn with concern – but not to fear! There are three things you can do to revive your lawn from its winter slumber and actually have it come back better than ever. The biggest jumpstart your lawn can have is a good fertilization treatment, which will supply your lawn with the nutrients that it needs to grow strong. Weed control will also help your lawn recover from winter dormancy by eliminating weeds that would otherwise compete with your lawn for nutrients, water, and sunlight. Aeration is also important as it loosens compacted soil to ensure that nutrients and water can be delivered straight to the roots of your plants.
1. Fertilization will jumpstart your lawn's revival and growth.
Fertilizer is food for your plants, and if you think of how hungry people can be in the morning after sleeping, you can imagine what your lawn may need after being dormant over a whole season. By boosting your lawn with a fertilizer treatment, you're providing it with the perfect blend of nutrients it needs to have a strong start for the growing season. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and early fertilization helps jumpstart your grass for the best possible start to the season.
The most important nutrients commonly found in fertilizers are nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous.
2. Weed control will eliminate weeds so they can't steal nutrients from your grass.
Your lawn will likely have weed seeds just underneath your soil that are waiting just like your grass to start growing in the spring. When these weeds start sprouting, they will compete with your grass for nutrients, water, and sunlight. Weed control ensures that the sprouts you'll be seeing are your desired plants because it will eliminate weeds from your lawn. To prevent weeds from running rampant come spring, it's essential to treat early with weed control to give your lawn the best start after winter dormancy. There are two types of weed control: pre-emergent and post-emergent. Pre-emergent will prevent new weeds from sprouting and post-emergent will eliminate existing weeds. It's best to invest in both of these treatments to ensure your lawn stays weed-free.
3. Aeration will improve root access to water and nutrients.
Over winter, your soil will be compacted by factors like the weight of snowfall and regular tamping down from foot traffic. Aeration is basically a hard reset for your lawn, breaking up the compacted soil by poking holes in the ground. Like an upgraded delivery system, this brings life back in the form of airflow and improved access to water and nutrients for those deep roots. Aerating as winter dormancy comes to a close will allow the roots of your grasses to absorb and store plenty of nutrients so that as soon as spring arrives, they have everything they need to thrive.
Let's give your lawn the jumpstart it needs. Call us today to get a quote!
At Sharp Lawn Care, we offer three different fertilization and weed control packages as well as an aeration service, so you can count on us to give your lawn the jumpstart it needs to grow healthy and strong all season long. We have been offering our services to residential, commercial, and HOA property owners since 2005.
Ready to get started? Call us today to get a quote! If you're in Sioux Falls, Tea, Harrisburg, Brandon, or nearby cities in South Dakota, call us at (605) 251-6880, and if you're in the Sioux City, IA area, call (712) 253-8024. We look forward to helping your lawn look its best this spring.