It can be difficult for your lawn to bounce back from the harsh winters here in Virginia, especially if you leave it to its own devices. However, there are a few things that you can do to help your lawn successfully emerge from winter dormancy and green up beautifully in the spring. Fertilizing your lawn in the spring will provide your grass with the nutrients that it needs following the winter season. Pre-emergent weed control prevents new weeds from growing and stealing sunlight, water, and nutrients from your grass. Spring cleanups keep your landscape clear of branches, leaves, and other debris that could be suffocating your turf.
1. Fertilize Your Lawn
A great way to help your lawn successfully emerge from the winter cold is to schedule a fertilization treatment. Fertilizer treatments provide your turf with the ideal combination of vital nutrients that it needs to thrive. Because it strengthens your turf by replenishing vital nutrients, fertilization also helps to increase your lawn's resistance to stressors like diseases and pest infestations. By providing your lawn with the perfect blend of essential nutrients, you are giving it the strength it needs to successfully emerge after the winter season has ended.
Fertilizer primarily contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are crucial for reviving your lawn following the winter season.
2. Apply Pre-Emergent Weed Control
As the winter season comes to an end, there will most likely be plenty of weeds waiting to pop through the surface of your lawn in the spring. Once they start growing, these weeds will force your grass to compete with them for sunlight, water, and nutrients, which will make it much harder for your lawn to green up. To avoid this, you can apply pre-emergent weed control treatments. These treatments are different from post-emergent treatments that target weeds that have already popped up; pre-emergent weed control is designed to prevent any new weeds from growing on your lawn. Keeping your lawn free of weeds ensures that your dormant turf will have full access to all the things it needs to successfully green up in the spring.
3. Schedule a Spring Cleanup Service
Excess debris like dead branches and leftover piles of leaves can weaken your lawn and prevent it from greening up properly. The main reason for this is that this debris can suffocate your grass and block sunlight, water, and essential nutrients from being able to reach it. Debris can also be heavy and put pressure on your lawn, which can cause compaction and make it harder for your soil to absorb water and nutrients. Untouched debris can even attract pests and lawn diseases that will further weaken your lawn. You can prevent these things from happening by scheduling a spring cleanup service; spring cleanups will keep your landscape clear of potentially harmful debris, which encourages your turf to bounce back after the harsh winter season.
Call us today to sign up for these lawn care and maintenance services!
If you want to give your lawn and landscape the best chance to successfully emerge from winter dormancy, our team at Rimble Landscaping can help. We offer fertilization, weed control, and spring cleanups as well as other services that will help your lawn and landscape green up beautifully this spring. For the last 11 years, we have provided these services to homeowners in Arlington, Falls Church, Annandale, and nearby areas in Virginia. Give us a call at (703) 527-6950 today if you are interested in signing up for any of our helpful lawn care and maintenance services! We look forward to working with you to help your lawn and landscape flourish after winter has ended.