Tips from Olle Garden Bed: When Should I Start Mowing The Lawn After Winter
With the arrival of spring, many homeowners are faced with a difficult task, that is, to restore their lawn to its original state after the damage caused by winter. Lawn care feels overwhelming, but it is not necessary! Knowing when is the right time and the best way to mow the lawn can turn a hard job into a productive project. More importantly, before summer comes, you will have beautiful results. Use these guidelines from Olle Garden Beds to find the best ways for your needs.
This is the time when you should start mowing the lawn to achieve maximum effect and long-term care.
When to cut grass
Before mowing, make sure the conditions are suitable. After all, you don't want to damage the lawn and undo all your hard work.
When is the best time to cut grass? It actually depends on where you live, because local weather patterns can have a significant impact. Generally speaking, it will be around March, but if you want the soil temperature to be higher than 43 degrees Fahrenheit or your grass to be at least 2 inches high, it should be safe to start mowing.
However, avoid cutting snow cover, frost or wet grass. Cutting grass under these conditions will damage your lawn and compact the soil below, making it more difficult for air and water to penetrate.
If possible, wait until the sun warms the soil and dries the lawn later in the day. This reduces the compaction of the soil and provides you with a good uniform cutting effect. If the temperature is still very low, but all the signs indicate that the weather is sunny, please wait for the grass to thaw before attempting to mow.
Finally, if the conditions are still not ideal, and you feel like mowing until another day, it is better to postpone your plan. In this way, you will know that your lawn is healthy.
It is difficult to determine whether the soil temperature is ready, so please purchase a digital thermometer or contact your local promotion office for help. This simple step will help you make sure your lawn looks the best.
How to properly trim and care the lawn after winter
In order to keep the lawn healthy and look the best, please trim and care the lawn properly after winter. With a few simple steps and some care, you can make sure that your yard looks great in spring. Here are some tips on how to mow the lawn properly after winter.
The key is to remove only a small amount of the top at a time. In fact, less than 1/3 of the total height of grass is the best. This will help to avoid causing stress on the grass, causing shallow roots and making your lawn vulnerable to disease, weeds, moss, drought and bare patches.
As you continue to mow in the next few weeks, you gradually begin to take off more.
When the temperature rises, the grass may wither slightly. This indicates that it is time to water. Instead of having your lawn sprinkled lightly and frequently, it is better to provide about an inch of water every week. This deep watering encourages grass roots to dig deeper into the soil, which enables them to better resist drought when the temperature rises.
Inflation is a good way to provide health promotion for your grass and prepare for success in the coming growing season. In order to make full use of aeration, the target is between March and June. This is usually the best window to help ensure that you get the best results through inflation.
You should also consider how often to inflate the lawn. Inflate once every one to three years. However, if your lawn is busy with traffic, please inflate it twice a year to take care of your lawn.
After inflation, it is time to over-sow and fertilize your turf. This can reduce runoff and generally improve the overall health of the lawn.
If you want your lawn to look lush and healthy in the coming growing season, please nourish it with fertilizer after winter. Fertilization in early spring (February to April) is the key to promote root health and provide energy for grass. In order to make full use of your fertilizer, please use fertilizer with balanced combination of essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
Late spring is also a good time to fertilize, because this is the time when grass growth really takes off. By feeding it another dose of fertilizer during this period (May to June), you will help keep the lawn look good all summer.
After aeration, you can proceed to the next step - over-seeding! Focus on the bare or thin parts of the lawn, and spread this new grass seed on the soil. If you are using a lawn spreader, please adjust it to the correct seed coverage. After sowing, gently rake to ensure that the seeds are in contact with the soil.
Ready, set up, mow!
Now that you have the information about when to start mowing the lawn after winter, it is time to go out and give your yard some much-needed tlcs. From the beginning of the season, ensure that there are healthy and vibrant lawns throughout the season. In addition, nothing is better than the feeling of just mowing. So don't delay! Go out today and start beautifying your yard for the beautiful time in the next few months!