Even in regions with uncommon snowfall and freezing temperatures, healthy grass still needs a boost in the spring. When spring arrives, weeds typically overrun the grass before it fully recovers from its winter hibernation. Lawns that are cared for properly during the growing season are better able to resist the summer’s heat, drought and aggressive weeds. If you make an effort to help your grass wake up properly in the spring, you can avoid a lot of hassle down the road.
Grass that looks good and stays healthy throughout the year demands work from the homeowner during every season. However, getting your grass ready for winter and helping it recover from even the harshest winter is possible. And even in winter, a lawn needs upkeep. Fortunately, the grass is resilient, and with some help, it can quickly recover, returning to its lush, green beauty in no time.
Lawn Revival Techniques to Ensure Beautiful Grass in the Spring
Turf can benefit from some care and attention, even when dormant during the year’s coldest months. Here are a few essential techniques for achieving the best possible post-winter lawn revival.
- Shield the Lawn from Snow Accumulation and Foot Traffic
- You cannot let the late-winter blahs get to you. Keeping the grass from accumulating too much snow during the last few weeks of winter is vital. It is also crucial to shield your grass from foot traffic. Clear the snow from your driveway, sidewalks and paths so pedestrians can get around safely, but do not dump it on the grass or make snow heaps that will force people to walk on the grass. Foot traffic and snow can damage new grass growth in spring.
- Reduce Melting Time, so the Grass Gets the Sunlight it Needs to Turn Green
- Lastly, reduce melting time at the end of winter by breaking up ice mounds and dispersing snow. Snow heaps take longer to melt and impede the early spring sun from reaching the grass — this delays grass growth.
- Give the Grass Some Fresh Air
- To help the grass recover, aerate and seed it right before spring begins. Aerators make shallow holes in the ground. Breaking up dense soil helps grass grow and gives roots better access to air and nutrients. Aerating the grass in early spring gives it more room to grow and keeps it from getting too tight in the spring and summer. Finally, aerating your lawn will help it recover after an atypical winter when temperatures change and the ground freezes and thaws many times.
Contacting Southern Landscape Supply for More Lawn Revival Techniques
The lawn is the most prominent part of your garden because it occupies most of the space. Furthermore, you likely take great care in maintaining its lush, beautiful appearance, from planting seeds and cutting the grass to removing weeds and gathering fallen leaves in the fall.
If winter has taken its toll on your efforts and you still need a touchup on your lawn even after following winter care guidelines, Southern Landscape Supply has premium topsoil for your lawn mending needs. Contact us if you want more advice on how to make your grass look better before spring or if you want to order high-quality landscaping materials.