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The Top 5 Tips for Early Spring Lawn Care

In just a few short weeks, temperatures in the greater Minneapolis area will start to rise, and homeowners everywhere will start feeling the itch to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. You may be ready to trade in the couch for a soft patch of turf, but is your lawn? In all likelihood, your grass is going to need some major TLC to help it bounce back after months of snow and other seasonal stressors. 
If you’re ready to put your best foot forward and start spring off on a high note, then simply follow these five helpful tips from Weed Man Lawn Care:

1. Inspect Your Lawn.

Be sure to inspect your lawn after the last of the ice melts. Simply take a stroll around the perimeter of your property and make note of anything that looks strange. Whether it be fungal growth (often in the form of snow mold), trampled down grass, or bare spots – you’ll need to know what’s at play in your yard before you can take action.

2. Call Weed Man.

Once you’ve taken inventory of your lawn, give Weed Man a call. We’re always happy to inspect your lawn and pinpoint any areas of concern. Program customers will also benefit from early spring applications of weed control and fertilizer, helping the lawn flourish while keeping unwanted growth at bay.

3. Fertilize Your Lawn.

Your lawn requires nutrients for healthy, active growth. Proper fertilization in early spring will give your lawn the energy it needs to come in thick and green this year. Weed Man’s exclusive granular, slow-release fertilizer is recommended by golf course superintendents over our competitors’ fertilizer products and lasts for up to 8 weeks in the soil. 

4. Be Water Smart.

Monitor your grass carefully. As soon as night frost subsides (usually in April, although this is only a general guideline), your lawn will likely begin drying out. While you may be tempted to dust off your sprinkler system and give your lawn its first soak of the season, don’t be too quick to the punch. Assess rainfall levels in your area, keeping in mind that your grass only needs about 1 inch of water per week to remain in peak health. If your lawn has seen adequate precipitation, then you will not need to start watering until spring rains subside. 

5. Don’t Be Afraid to Mow.

Monitor the length of your grass once it begins growing. You’ll want to start mowing as soon as the “one-third” rule comes into effect, meaning that you can safely cut 1/3rd of the grass blades without scalping the lawn. 
Your lawn is such an important part of your home, and you want to make sure that it is at its best during the most active outdoor seasons. Weed Man would be happy to partner with you this coming season. Call us today at (651) 393-7817!