Spring Tips For Brunswick, Georgia Lawns
March 23, 2017
In fall, there are a lot of things you probably did to get ready for winter. Well, now that winter is over, there are a bunch of things you need to do to get ready for summer. That is how lawn care works. You have to make sure the tracks are in place before the train comes through. Here are a few things that will help you give your Brunswick lawn the best chance for success.
Mow often. Whether you have Bermudagrass or St. Augustine grass, mowing often is key to making that turf grass do its thing. The only difference between these two kinds of grass is how high to cut it. Bermudagrass will do better if you cut it low, between 1 and 2 inches. St. Augustine grass will do better if you cut it higher, about 3 inches.
Remove Debris. If you have sticks, leaves, or other organic debris in your yard, it is a good idea to pick these up. This will allow your turfgrass to breathe, and give it a better chance to spread out and grow thick.
Rake. If you have any spot on your lawn where the grass is matted down, it is important to run a rake over them.
Check your soil. If you plan to do any fertilization, it is vital to check the PH balance of your soil. You want to make sure the fertilizer you're using is going to have the right mix. St. Augustine grass, in particular, is probably going to do better with more nitrogen. But too much of a good thing can be bad.
Know your grass. Understanding what type of grasses you have in your lawn is key to giving your lawn what it needs. Most lawns have a mix of grasses. Some turfgrass is good, like Bermuda, St. Augustine, and Zoysia. Some grass is not so good, like crabgrass. This is the time of year when you want to make sure you give your wanted grasses what they need to thrive, and prevent unwanted grass from growing.
Pre-emergent products. There is a good chance that you've already applied a pre-emergent product to your lawn, but if you haven't, it is a good idea to do it in early March. What these products do is put a chemical barrier on your soil that prevents new seed from germinating, specifically crab grass seed. This will help to control unwanted patches of crab grass.
Water. This is a balance. You can give your lawn too much water, and invite diseases to take root, or you can give your lawn too little water and end up with dead areas.
Aeration. March is a great time to aerate your lawn and give your soil room to breath.
If you need help making your Brunswick lawn beautiful, Allgood Pest Solutions can help. We don't just specialize in controlling the bugs that will attack your lawn. We have lawn care specialists on staff to give your lawn all the loving care it needs to out compete the weeds and unwanted vegetation.