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Preparing Your Lawn for Warmer Weather

Spring is coming early this winter, is your lawn ready for a warmer winter?

It’s only January and your lawn already thinks that this warmer winter is the beginning of spring! You’ll need to start feeding and watering it according to the weather and not the calendar. An important key to caring for your lawn in warmer weather, however, is knowing what kind of lawn you have.

For those who have Bermuda lawns, there’s no need for preparing it for warmer weather. Bermuda lawns are dormant and it’s not warm enough for them to come back yet, so there is no need to fertilize or reseed them, all they need is to be watered once a month. As the weather warms up, your lawn will begin growing back to its green self. When the weather gets scorching, it would be best to aerate the lawn to increase water penetration and nutrient uptake.

If you planted winter ryegrass,  the best way to keep it healthy in the growing heat is to increase the water and fertilize again. Fertilizer is the best way to build a stronger root system and ensure that your lawn is protected from extreme heat, cold, and other stress factors.

Here is a general rule of thumb for fertilizing ryegrass after the winter season:

As the weather begins to warm up, your lawn begins to “wake up” from winter dormancy. To strengthen the roots and get it ready for a heavy growing season, you must fertilize it and make sure you are using the correct fertilizer for your yard. Choosing a fertilizer with a pre-emergent is essential to keeping a healthy, nice looking yard for the rest of this warmer winter.

If you have any questions or need help with preparing your lawn for spring, contact Greenkeeper today.

 

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