Now that it’s finally spring, it’s time to restore lawn beauty with proper care. There are two important steps that you don’t want to overlook in order to get your property looking great, and they are aeration and irrigation. Here are some tips for going about both steps the right way:
What is Aeration?
Aeration is critical to maintaining the health and quality of your grass. By properly aerating, the soil and grass will receive enough air and moisture to keep grass growing and reduce thatch. When you aerate the lawn, you make it easier for the roots to grow deep and strong, keeping your lawn looking hearty, fresh, and green throughout the spring and summer.
If your lawn is made up of cool season grass, then it is best to aerate in the fall and early spring. If you have warm season grass, late spring is the best time to do it. You can use a plug or spike aerator, which are tools that you can likely find in any hardware store or garden center.
Irrigation is another key element to a well maintained lawn. Once you have it aerated, you then need to have a water source in place. You may want to consider having your existing irrigation system checked out by a professional lawn care service, just to ensure that it is in good shape and will work well. If you don’t have a system installed, it may be a good idea to do so in the spring. This will ensure that you have a well-watered lawn throughout the hottest months of the year.
Maintaining your lawn year after year will help to keep it in good shape. Once the spring season starts, take some time to work outside, getting your property cleaned up and tended to. Make sure that you aerate your lawn so that your grass will grow in thick and beautiful. A quality irrigation system will help keep the grass healthy all summer long. Once you tackle these spring lawn care tasks, you won’t have to worry about it for the rest of the season.