This winter has been and continues to be one of extremes, with blizzards and high snow accumulations. You may, like most people, be about ready for spring now. However, when spring comes, you may find that your lawn has suffered a bit more than last year. This is particularly true in areas such as Atlanta and Knoxville, where the weather usually follows quite similar patterns, meaning that any extremes can cause significant damage. Every year, Trugreen reviews the best spring lawn care tips out there, and they have done so again this year. Hopefully, their review will ensure your lawn will be able to come back on top this spring.
Trugreen Reviews Top Tips for Different Grasses
A recent report by Consumer Affairs showed that a lot of people now have warm season turf grass like centipede grass, Bermuda grass, or zoysia grass. These go dormant in the winter and grow the most in summer. Each of these grasses has their own pros and cons. Indeed, should you be in the process of deciding which one to go for yourself, you should consider reading some reviews on Glassdoor or Yelp about which grass is best for you.
The most important tip Trugreen can give is that you must know your grass. Each grass needs different maintenance and care, different lengths, different fertilizers, and more. For instance, if you were to fertilize centipede grass in the spring, you will probably kill it. This grass needs quite specific nitrogen measurements and this must be done at the right time (end of May, start of June). If you have Bermuda or zoysia grass, you will know that it requires quite a lot of attention. Again, it requires quite exact measurements of different nutrients and those must be provided at the right time.
Regardless of where you live and what type of grass you have, you will probably want to spruce up your home and struggle with weeds. Now is the time to consider a pre-emergent, stopping weeds like crabgrass. You may need a post-emergent herbicide as well, used in May, if you have broadleaf weeds such as spurge and clover. There are, again, different types of herbicides out there, designed for specific types of grasses, against specific types of weeds, and for specific types of soil conditions. Again, therefore, you need to do your research. However, the main tip is to make sure your lawn is already properly looked after, so that the weeds have less chance of emerging in the first place.
A final important tip is to soil test your lawn. It is quite common for people to do everything right. They fertilize at the right time, look after their lawn all year, mow it and water it regularly, and provide it with lots of nutrients, yet the grass still doesn’t grow properly. If this is the case with you, then it might be that your soil is too acidic or too alkaline. Most garden centers will be happy to test it for you, or you can purchase test kits yourself.