How to prepare your lawn for spring

How to achieve a great lawn this spring through proper scarification and aeration.

At TruGreen, we are already thinking about spring.

Spring is a vital time in the year for lawn renovations.

And we want you to be prepared.

Failure to prepare for the upcoming growing season can leave you with the perfect centrepiece for your garden when summer arrives.

Our experts have compiled some benefits of using the most vital springtime lawn care operations.


How to deal with lawn moss

Moss is something that every lawn will have to deal with at one time or another.

It will manifest and choke out healthy grasses and starve the grass plant of the all-important nutrients applied through fertiliser.

There are various reasons for the build-up of moss within a lawn.

But it’s vital to know that very damp and shaded areas are at the most risk.

Combined with limited hours of daylight and increased rainfall during the winter months, this will allow for the ideal conditions for moss to develop and take over your lawn.

Moss must be removed to have a perfect-looking lawn this summer.

To do so, contact the professionals.

At TruGreen, we professionally apply a quality commercial product made of iron sulphate, followed by a programme of scarification and aeration to keep the moss at bay and allow your grass to grow and thicken.


Dealing with Thatch

Organic matter, commonly known as thatch, will naturally build up within your lawn surface.

This will result in inferior grass quality and lawn appearance.

Furthermore, lawns heavily infested with organic matter will not wear well or cope with drought conditions.

Scarification is one of two mechanical operations allowing for excellent growth and a vibrantly healthy lawn.

Regular scarification will aid fresh grass growth and increase grass density.

However, do not scarify too early in the spring.

The grass must grow beforehand to allow the space created by the scarification to be filled by desirable grasses.

Instead, identify the need quickly and discuss optimal scarification times with your local lawn care expert.


Spring aeration

Alongside scarification, the second vital mechanical operation in the spring is aeration.

This essentially does what it says on the tin: allowing air into the lawn surface.

This is necessary to ensure a good air supply is available to the root structure.

Airflow will allow for an efficient uptake of water and nutrients applied through spring fertilisers.

Aeration also allows a good level of soil de-compaction and increased pore space by providing passageways through which water can pass.

This is especially important during the period when the plant is actively growing.

Therefore, aeration will improve drainage and increase benefits to the grass plant of water applied through irrigation.


Carrying out spring lawn care renovations with TruGreen

For the best results, these renovations should be carried out by professionals.

With over 30 years as one of the worldwide leaders in lawn care, our technicians are best placed to provide top-quality and expert spring treatments.


Contact Us

By finding your nearest TruGreen business today, you can contact your local team of TruGreen lawn care professionals to carry out a free 14-step lawn analysis.

This allows them to assess the condition of your lawn and draw up a lawn care plan that best suits you.

Start your spring right by calling us on 0800 021 3074 to learn more.