Right now, temperatures are low, snow is covering dormant grass, and you’re probably doing a little less grass maintenance than usual. But spring is around the corner, and it is never too early to start with your lawn care maintenance in Toronto!
The question is are you and your lawn ready for it?
In only a couple of months, the snow will inevitably melt away and springtime will be upon us. As spring arrives, you’ll need to ramp up your lawn maintenance efforts in order to keep your grass healthy all year long.
To make sure your lawn thrives in 2022, follow this spring lawn care checklist!
1. Have Your Soil Tested
Not all lawns are the same. One of the best ways to diagnose your lawn’s specific needs heading into the spring is to have your soil tested. This will tell you exactly what your grass needs in terms of nutrition.
Of course, you can test the soil yourself; but for the best possible results and product recommendations, hire grass care professional like LawnMart, Inc. to test the soil for you!
2. Perform a Clean-Up of Your Yard
There are all types of debris that may have been buried under the snow in your yard this winter—branches, leaves, pet waste, you name it!
Perform a general clean-up of your yard as soon as the snow has melted away. It’s important that you remove all of these objects so that your grass can enjoy plenty of sunlight!
3. Prepare Your Lawn Mower for Action
Because your lawnmower has likely been sitting in your garage or shed for months, you will need to make sure that it is ready for grass-cutting action. Perform the following steps to get it in tip-top shape for its first mow:
- Give it a tune-up
- Change the oil
- Sharpen the blades
- Clean both sides
4. Apply a Weed Control Solution
Contrary to what some might think, weed control isn’t only applied once you identify a crabgrass problem. There are pre-emergent weed control solutions that can help prevent weeds from ever taking root.
Find a safe weed control product to apply to your lawn and stop weeds from fighting for territory this year!
5. Reseed If Necessary
Depending on the overall health of your lawn, you may or may not need to reseed in certain areas. Be sure to choose a type of grass—such as Kentucky bluegrass or bentgrass—that will thrive in Toronto’s often-chilly conditions.
Of course, it’s easy to kill your new grass by overwatering it. If you need help choosing the right grass seed, reseeding your lawn, and watering it properly, a local lawn care company like LawnMart, Inc. can help!
6. Fertilize Your Lawn
When spring arrives, you will need to make sure your grass is well fed. In addition to receiving water and sunlight, your grass may need to be fertilized.
Keep in mind that using the wrong type of fertilizer for your area’s conditions or applying it improperly can damage your lawn. Consider hiring a lawn maintenance company—such as LawnMart, Inc.— to make sure your lawn is fertilized correctly!
Need help with lawn care and grass maintenance this spring? Contact LawnMart, Inc., your Toronto lawn maintenance professionals. We’ll make sure your lawn stays lush, green, and healthy in 2022!