Most of us tend to put a lot of effort into our lawn during the spring, summer, and fall. This is because in the spring everything is blooming and turning green, in the summer it is growing too quickly so we have to cut it back, and in the fall leaves are falling constantly. Although these seasons are important and you should keep up with it to ensure your lawn looks great; you shouldn’t forget the other season. Winter is also important for your lawn and it is even more important that you not skip out on any of it. Do you know the importance of year-round lawn fertilization and treatment?

Spring Lawn Care

In the spring, fertilize your lawn. You may also want to get in the first cutting and trimming before you fertilize to get your lawn ready for growing and changing. It may be helpful if you choose a fertilizer with weed killer in it. If you have a dense lawn, a lot of dead grass laying on the soil, or tightly packed soil; now would also be a great time to aerate the soil as well. You can do this with a dethatcher if you want to save time because it allows you to skip manually raking. Some people find it helpful to aerate after a light rain or watering.

Summer Care

Mowing is great for your lawn and the way that it looks. However, you need to make sure that you are not cutting too much. Avoid cutting it more than 1/3 the height of the grass stalk, because it can increase your chances of having weeds rather than grass. You also need to pay attention to watering your lawn. As the temperatures increase, your watering times may have to as well, but you should not put more than an inch of water each week; unless it is hot and dry outside. Fertilizer with bug repellents can also be beneficial during the summer.

Winter Prep

Fall is the time when you should prepare for winter. Aerate if you haven’t yet done it, reseed if you need to, and try to eliminate piles of dead grass that may have been overlooked so far. Raking and removing dead grass will both ensure that your soil gets the sun that it needs before winter sets in. During the winter, you should prepare for the spring ahead and make sure that your lawn care equipment is winterized if necessary. You should also avoid using deicing chemicals that may cause damage to your lawn.

When most people think about lawn care, they think about applying fertilizer, mowing, weed eating, and watering. They feel that it is all that they need to do to keep their lawn healthy. Others, put more effort into it because they realize that there can be more done to help their lawn stay nice and green. Did you know that you have a lot of lawn fertilization treatment options?

Fertilizer

Fertilizer is more than just something to help your lawn grown in thick and green. There are fertilizers that can help you eliminate weeds or insects. They may be able to help you thicken your lawn and there may be types of it that are most useful for the type of grass that you have. It is important that you shop around and find out which types of fertilizer will work the best for you.

Mowing, Weed Eating, and More

It is a good thing if you have a mower that has a sharpened blade, but did you know that even setting it to a specific height can make or break your lawn? It is true. Less is not always better. Grass should never be cut too short. Ideally, you will leave your lawn at least two inches high, perhaps even higher if the temperatures in your area are extremely hot during the summer months. If you are in a dry season, you should consider aerating your lawn if it becomes tightly packed. It may also be a good idea to aerate if your grass went a while between cuts and now you have a lot of dead grass laying on the ground so that sun and water can still reach the soil.

To Water or Not to Water

During dry spells, it is important that your lawn get enough water. However, there is a fine line between too much and not enough. It is recommended that your lawn get about one inch of water per week, but during the hottest days; you may want to increase the amount slightly. The thing is, if you water too much or too often, your lawn could become a bad area. Diseases set in to overwatered lawns. Insects flourish in it. Moss can overtake it and eventually you will not have any grass left to care for. Basically, the same issues can happen if you fail to water your lawn. It is also a good idea to aerate or fertilize when the soil is damp. If it is dry, your fertilizer will not get into the ground as good and aeration will not be as beneficial.

Think about your lawn for a moment. It is the first thing that people see when they pull up near your home. They may even notice it before they see the home itself. Do you want them to see dirt patches, brown grass, and mud puddles? Most likely, your answer is, “No” if you love your lawn as much as most people. For that reason, you need to understand that healthy lawns begin with lawn fertilization and treatment.

Fertilizer is specifically designed to give your lawn the nutrients that it needs. It can help your grass become greener and help it to grow faster. It can also help you get rid of weeds and insects, both of which love dirt patches and other things. One single dirt patch will become a home for any number of weeds and they will end up growing faster than your grass if you are not careful. This means that it may also overtake your lawn and leave you with a green weed lawn instead of green and grassy.

Treating for insects and stuff is also a good choice. Ants can make dirt patches appear all over your lawn. They spread out quickly and before you know it; you could be staring at non-stop dirt. They are not the only type of bugs you will want to get rid of though. There are insects that feed on your lawn and if they are eating it; you will not be getting the chance to enjoy it.

Water and air are also important to the grass that you want to grow. Without water, nothing can survive, but your lawn needs only the right amount of water. Too much water will cause mud formation and this can lead to diseases, which may kill off the grass. Air is vital to your survival and the survival of all other things. Without it, grass cannot grow and thrive. Aeration is useful for waking up your lawn after a long winter’s nap. It is also good for heavy traffic areas around the exterior of your home, where people walking may pack the dirt. If you have a lot of dead grass and leaves, you will want to remove them as well since they can smother grass and make it impossible for the sun’s healing light to get to the soil.

Your lawn depends on you to keep it healthy. Without you, there would be more weeds than grass in most areas. The best thing you can do is fertilize and treat the problems that you see, and perhaps a few that you can’t.