Winter has come already, and it’s nearly gone! It’s time for the Lawn Treatment Analysis Checklist needed before the spring comes.
You can’t just expect the lawn to need consistent watering once the spring comes and it’ll be as flourishing as you’d like it to be.
There are some standard procedures to follow up with, one by one, and once you’ve gone through them all, you will surely have that flourishing lawn back from its damaged state in the winter.
Starting this guide on Lawn Advisors, you’ll have a checklist to go through, that’ll help you decide what chores you’ll need to do for your lawn, and how much work you’ll have to carry out.
Moreover, you’ll be able to put an estimation for the money required for lawn treatment as well.
Generally speaking, you’ll either need low-level treatment, with simple chores and little cash to spend, medium-level treatment, or high-level treatment with more chores to carry out and more money to spend.
- Lawn Treatment Analysis Checklist
- Lawn Treatment Analysis Checklist FAQ
Lawn Treatment Analysis Checklist
With spring around the corner, it’s nearly time to take the winter coat off your back, and off your lawn as well.
Here is the Lawn Treatment Analysis Checklist you’ll need to move through once you decide it’s time to treat the lawn.
Measure the Lawn Size
If you haven’t measured the lawn area/size before, make sure to check the size of the area your lawn will cover.
This will enable your calculations to be more accurate, regarding how much time & effort you’ll spend on the lawn, how much you’ll need to fertilize, and what size the areas that need re-seeding.
You’re trying to measure the lawn size, but there are debris and fallen leaves everywhere, right? Happened to me too!
Now, clean up all types of debris, dead grass, fallen leaves, wooden sticks, and anything that’s literally waste to your lawn.
This step shall pave the way for other steps.
Carry Out Proper Lawn Mower Maintenance
Your lawn mower hasn’t moved since last season, and the engine hasn’t been kicked off at all since then.
This means that it’ll probably need some thorough check-ups before you use it to mow the lawn once spring comes.
Perform a Soil Test
Another type of testing is required, but this time it’s the soil test.
The soil test aims at determining the pH level of the soil, paving the way -literally- for determining which nutrients are required for the soil, and how much fertilizing shall be needed.
Dethatch & Aerate
Let’s start working on the soil after performing its test.
Dethatching means removing excess thatch consisting of dead grass and other debris you couldn’t pick up at first so that you open the way for the water & fertilizers & air to reach deep into the soil.
Aerating is a similar method that aims at alleviating compaction so the same components reach deep into the grassroots.
Both methods are important, and both methods shall be required at the time of late winter when doing a Lawn Treatment Analysis Checklist.
Fertilize Your Lawn
You’ve done the soil testing, and determined its pH level, now it’s time to choose what fertilizers are required for your lawn to flourish your grass and make your lawn a living paradise.
Choosing the right fertilizer means giving your grass the best treatment possible, and allowing them to grow as healthy as possible too.
If you live in the northern regions, you should know what nutrient types are required the most, which is different than southern and western areas.
This means that you need to choose a suitable fertilizer for your environment, with compatible nutrients.
Check The Irrigation System
During winter, you won’t need to do much watering, the clouds continue to do the job for you, however, in spring it’ll get back to being your job to do.
So, check your irrigation system, check the pipes well, the garden hose, how well the water is moving, and how well the system overall is responding to your commands.
Leaking pipes, leaking heads, and other problems are always expected after a long winter, keep an eye on that.
Overseed Bare Patches
Bare patches can most of the time be found once the winter ice has melted.
Those bare patches require extra care, so make sure to overseed those areas, and water/fertilize them accordingly.
Mow Lawn Properly
Now that you’ve already kicked off growing the lawn grass once again, you’ll need to keep an eye on how well the grass is growing.
This means that you should keep mowing the grass wisely whenever it grows up, so it continues to be healthy and pleasant for the eye at the same time.
Strategize Against Weeds & Pests
If it’s not your first time caring for the lawn, you’ll probably know what kind of weeds/pests are most likely to appear on your lawn.
You probably faced them last year and managed to get rid of them successfully.
This time, you need to strategize beforehand, so you don’t have to even deal with them this season.
Identify the weeds/pests you’ve encountered, and strategize against their presence/growth in the first place.
This shall protect your lawn against the predicted weeds/pests, saving you both time and effort in the future, as you won’t need to combat them anymore.
Using pre-emergents can be part of the plan. It’s a really over-seen step towards a healthy lawn, but trust me, it can work wonders.
Lawn Treatment Analysis Checklist FAQ
This concludes the Lawn Treatment Analysis Checklist, starting with measuring the lawn size and ending with putting a firm strategy against pests and weeds.
Creating a suitable plan for your lawn treatment is an integral part of maintaining a beautiful lawn.
Failing to plan is planning to fail, right? Let’s not do that!
Do you have any questions? Send them in the comments section below.