A healthy year for your lawn begins with spring lawn services. Two of the most important lawn care services in the spring are weed control and lawn fertilization. With these two essential spring lawn services, your lawn gets the nutrients and protection it needs for a healthy start to the year. Well-timed applications of fertilizer and weed control help prepare the lawn for fast growth in a competition-free environment. Spring lawn services set the lawn up for a healthy and weed-free summer and fall.
A weed-free lawn is much healthier than a lawn that’s full of weeds. Keeping the weeds out in the spring gives you a boost to summer and fall weed control as well. In the early spring, before soil temperatures reach 55 degrees or higher for five consecutive, pre-emergent herbicides are your best bet. The special pre-emergent herbicides create an invisible barrier in the soil to prevent most grassy weed seeds from sprouting. Pre-emergent weed control is essential for preventing and controlling the dreaded crabgrass.
After those weeds start sprouting, it’s time to put the pre-emergent herbicides away. This is a job for post-emergent weed control. As the name suggests, post-emergent herbicides work on weeds that have already emerged. Post-emergent weed control is best done towards the end of spring, helping keep the weeds at bay before summer hits. These herbicides work best on broadleaf weeds and are useful again in the fall when these weeds have their second bloom.
Keeping the weeds out is just one part of an effective spring lawn care strategy. Providing the right nutrients at the right time with spring lawn fertilization is equally important. The growing season for our cool-season grasses is throughout the spring and fall, meaning this is one of the most important times for your turf. By fertilizing the lawn in the spring, you ensure the grass has all of the nutrients it needs to have a successful growing season. Properly-timed fertilizers also boost the lawn’s immune system, protecting it from lawn diseases, fungus, pests, and weeds.
The three essential nutrients found in most fertilizers are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Nitrogen helps the growth of your grass and plants while giving a boost to the color of your lawn. Phosphorus is essential for photosynthesis and supports the grass use and store energy. Potassium is needed for boosting the resistance to threats like fungi, lawn diseases, and drought stress. Figuring out the perfect mix for your lawn depends on the soil in your lawn.
When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, timing is incredibly important. A poorly-timed application could cause stress and damage to the lawn. Here in New Hampshire, the best time to fertilize the yard in the spring is around late April. The key is to wait for the grass to green up before applying the fertilizer. To ensure your grass gets the right mix of fertilizer at the right time, trust your spring lawn fertilization to the experts at Alliance Landscaping.
Spring is incredibly important for our New Hampshire lawns. Keeping the lawn weed-free and well-fed helps the grass during its crucial growing season. The best way to give your lawn a healthy spring is with a comprehensive lawn care program from Alliance Landscaping. With essential spring lawn services, like weed control and lawn fertilization, your yard will grow stronger and greener than ever before.
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