After the winter season has ended, your lawn is probably left looking unhealthy and damaged. Unless you took our advice from our previous posts about preparing your lawn for Winter in Canada, then you should be at a good starting point. Either way, our post will cover some easy lawn care tips to bring life back to your lawn.
Mulching, Composting & Clean-up
Spring is the season to start your lawn clean-up. Remove large debris and fallen branches from your lawn. Don’t worry about the fallen leaves from the Fall season, we have a plan for that too. Once you have your lawn cleared of any debris, we can begin with mulching. Set your lawnmower to the lowest height setting and begin to mow over the fallen leaves. Using the bag of your lawnmower, clean up can be much easier. After you’ve filled your lawnmower bag with mulched leaves, you can now use this for composting. With the warmer climate moving in and the Sun’s heat becoming stronger, it is the ideal time to begin composting. Drop your new mulch into your composting bin and let nature do its magic.
Aeration is a process where the soil is perforated with small holes to allow water, nutrients, and oxygen to be absorbed by the roots of your lawn. By aerating your lawn, you allow for the grass roots to grow deeper and help build a strong, lush lawn. Aeration also helps loosen compacted soils, which prevent nutrients from circulating freely.
Aeration can help with improved oxygen flow between the soil and air, as well as, strengthen your lawn against environmental factors such as drought or excessive heat. By aerating your lawn, you improve its chances of absorbing more nutrients from your fertilizer, which in turn gives your grass a lush, healthy & green look. Healthy grass also means improved cushioning, perfect if you have kids that play outside! Aeration is best performed during the growing season because it allows the grass to heal and fill-in any open areas. In Toronto & Markham, where cool-season grass is very common, early to mid-spring is the most ideal time to aerate your lawn, as the soil will be moist from all the rain.
Fertilizing & Overseeding
This is the process of planting new grass seeds over the existing turf to fill in bare or thinning spots of grass. This is sometimes called reseeding or just seeding your lawn. Overseeding is needed because over time or with the intense heat of summer, lawns can begin to become bare or overrun with weeds. Seeding your lawn with new grass, especially new varieties of grass, will help it be more resilient and more resistant to disease, drought, insects, and weeds. Planting these new grass seeds over existing turf can really help to improve the condition of your lawn, making it more vibrant and thicker.
If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve likely gone to your local gardening store and purchased the first bag of fertilizer on the shelf. Without knowing the individual needs of your lawn, you run the risk of potentially harming your lawn. Most common commercial fertilizers focus on only three nutrients ( Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium ) while ignoring all of your lawn’s other nutritional needs. With the lack of additional nutrients, your grass can become weaker, instead of stronger.
We use customized Organic lawn fertilization, instead of this one-fertilizer-fits-all approach. We take a closer look at your lawn’s individual nutritional needs, which in turn allows us to make your lawn look healthy, thick, and green. By choosing an organic fertilization solution instead of a chemical one, we’re not only helping your lawn but also helping to make the environment you live in, healthier.
The benefits of having a routine watering schedule are plenty. You allow your lawn to absorb much-needed H2O, especially when it gets hot in the summer months of Toronto. Having a routine schedule for watering your lawn will drastically improve the health of your lawn and give your grass a healthy, green look.
Question: How Often Should I Water My Lawn?
You never want to over-soak your soil, so the maximum number of times you should water your lawn is 3 times per week. We recommend watering every 4-6 days, but this varies depending on the soil. For new grass or new sodding installations, use an oscillating sprinkler which allows for the droplets to land softly on the new grass blades or seeds. Knowing how often to water your lawn puts you leaps ahead of most people when it comes to lawn care.
Professional Lawn Care Services
My Landscapers provide professional lawn care services across Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Newmarket, Richmond Hill and Mississauga. We have been providing lawn maintenance services both commercially and residentially for over 14 years. Take advantage of our expertise and request a FREE estimate today! We provide a no-obligation, complimentary estimate on available lawn care services. Read our customer testimonials or browse through some of our recent lawn care projects. We go through extra lengths to make our customers happy!