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Spring Into Green: Your Ultimate Guide to a Weed-Free, Lush Lawn by Summer!

By March 27, 2024No Comments

Creating a lush, green lawn in Alberta requires careful planning and maintenance, especially considering the unique climate and soil conditions in the region.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you achieve a beautiful and weed-free lawn by summer:

1. Clean Up:

Begin by cleaning up any debris, such as leaves, branches, and other clutter that may have accumulated over the winter. Rake the lawn to remove dead grass, thatch, and any other organic matter that could prevent healthy growth. Don’t have time to do a proper spring clean up this year? We can help, as long as you are in our service area. Learn more about our Spring Clean-Up here. It includes:

* Blowing out fence line, building perimeter, shrub beds and tree wells

* Power raking of lawn

* Power vacuuming of lawn (includes: mowing to pick up any remaining particles of debris not picked up after raking; trimming if necessary)

* Removal of lawn debris from property (clippings, leaves, etc.)

2. Aerate:

Aerating your lawn in the spring is crucial for improving soil drainage, reducing compaction, and promoting root growth. You can rent a core aerator or use a spike aerator to perforate the soil. Or our team can do it for you. You can learn more about this service here.

Not sure if your lawn could benefit from aerating? Then check out this blog, “Core Aeration: Signs Your Lawn Needs It!

3. Overseeding:

If your lawn has thin or bare patches, overseeding is essential for thickening the turf and filling in those areas. Choose a high-quality grass seed blend that is suitable for your climate and soil type. Spread the seed evenly over the lawn and lightly rake it into the soil. Learn more reasons why you should overseed in our blog, “Reasons to Overseed Your Grass“.

We also offer this service. Learn more here.

4. Fertilize:

Choose a lawn fertilizer and apply according to the manufacturer’s instructions, typically in early spring when the grass is actively growing but before the heat of summer arrives.

At Earth Smart Property Solutions we have been fertilizing lawns since 1994 and it is our specialty. Learn more about our fertilizer services here.

5. Weed Control:

Early spring is the ideal time to tackle weeds before they have a chance to take over your lawn. Consider applying a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent weed seeds from germinating, or spot-treat existing weeds with a post-emergent herbicide.

Contact us if you need help with your weed control, as we know a thing or two about this after helping thousands of homeowners over the years.

6. Watering:

Proper watering is essential for establishing healthy grass roots. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth, rather than frequent shallow watering which can lead to weak roots and increased weed growth. Aim for about 1 inch of water per week, including rainfall.

7. Mowing:

Set your mower blade to the appropriate height for your grass type and never remove more than one-third of the grass height in a single mowing. Regular mowing helps prevent weeds from taking hold and promotes healthy growth.

Learn about our weekly, bi-weekly and vacation mowing services here.

8. Monitor and Maintain:

Keep an eye on your lawn throughout the spring and address any issues promptly. This includes adjusting your watering schedule as needed, applying additional fertilizer if necessary, and continuing to mow regularly.

9. Consult a Professional

If you don’t have time to take care of your lawn, then consult a lawn care professional. Our Earth Smart Property Solutions team is here to help with anything that you may need.

By following these steps and maintaining a consistent lawn care routine throughout the spring, you can set your lawn up for success and enjoy a lush, green, and weed-free lawn by summer.