The early spring is the most important part of the grass growing season. As such, it is important to take a few steps to ensure that your lawn is in the best condition possible at this time. At New England Lawn Care Inc., our lawn maintenance professionals have the knowledge, skill, and experience to assist you in this regard. We are the local experts when it comes to spring lawn care in Westfield and the surrounding areas.
Call our locally owned and operated Westfield lawn care company today for all your needs. Our experts have provided the following guide to help you get your grass ready for the growing season. Our team would be happy to assist you with these and any other efforts. We can schedule your appointment today.
Raking Your Lawn
One of the simplest ways to help promote the health of your lawn in the early spring is raking. Softly raking your lawn helps to lift matted down grass, making it more ready to accept sunlight and grow. Raking can also remove dead leafs and matter, allowing oxygen and nutrients to permeate the soil to the root layer. Raking helps your lawn recover from two common problems: snow mold and voles.
When raking your lawn, be conscious of your grass’ root system. If the grass is rolling up, you are raking too hard. Simply pat and tamp the grass back down in order to allow the root system to regrow. If you are in need of any assistance, our Westfield lawn care experts are always ready and eager to assist you.
Mow Short and Sharp
During the first mowing session of the spring, you should consider two things. First, make sure that your mower blades are well sharpened. Second, consider mowing at a relatively short height, say about 2.5 inches. Although it is not recommended to mow this short throughout the year, there are a number of benefits for doing so during the early spring. Sunlight, water, and fertilizer will more easily reach the root zone, accelerating growth during this important part of the growing season.
Watering Your Lawn
Depending on the amount of precipitation and snow melt during the winter, you will need to assess your watering needs. If the late fall and winter were relatively dry, your lawn may be suffering from the drought. At New England Lawn Care Inc., our Westfield lawn care specialists can advise you as to your watering needs. With our guidance, you will be able to put your grass in the best condition possible to grow healthy and beautiful.