The heat is rising, birds are chirping, buds are forming, and the grass is waking up; spring has returned! With the return of spring comes the return of lawn care. Giving your North Carolina lawn the healthy spring it deserves sets it up for a healthier and more beautiful year. Here are a few of the best tips on spring lawn care in North Carolina so you can give your lawn the best start to the year.
 

Keep the Lawn Clean

Keeping the lawn clean is priority number one for your spring lawn care strategy. As the grass wakes up from its winter dormancy, anything on the lawn becomes an obstacle. Damp piles of leaves, broken branches from high winds, and anything else lying on the lawn become a magnet for pests, lawn diseases, and lawn fungi.
 
Pick up any lawn debris that you find in your lawn and properly dispose of it. This protects your lawn from an early infestation of pests or infection of diseases and fungi. Another way to clean up the yard and help it wake up is to rake the grass. Raking your grass helps lift the matted grass and loosens up the layer of thatch. This helps the lawn dry out from the wet spring weather and boosts its ability to grow. Trimming and pruning your trees is another great idea for spring lawn care, giving your trees that extra boost they need to have a healthy spring.
 

Spring Weed Control

 
Henbit is one of the common weeds affecting North Carolina lawns, making weed control an essential part of your spring lawn care.
 
With the temperature rising and the plants waking up, weeds aren’t too far behind. Hitting the weeds early is key to an effective spring lawn care strategy. Weeds drain the lawn of resources and cause stress to your growing grass. Stressed grass becomes unhealthy and doesn’t grow as well. The lawn becomes more prone to infestations of pests, weeds, fungi, and diseases.
 
With properly timed spring weed control, you can give your lawn a healthy, weed-free start to the year. Using a pre-emergent herbicide in the early spring, before any weeds have sprouted, is a great way to get a head start on the weeds. Pre-emergents work by preventing the seeds of grassy weeds, like crabgrass, from sprouting. With a well-timed application of pre-emergent herbicides, you can prevent most of the first wave of weeds from sprouting. To get the best results with your weed control, try investing in weed control services near you.
 

    North Carolina Weeds:

  • Yellow Nutsedge
  • Dandelion
  • White Clover
  • Henbit
  • Chickweed
  • Crabgrass

 

Spring Lawn Aeration

 
When it comes to spring lawn care, different types of grass need different types of care at different times of the year. If your lawn is made up of warm-season grass, like bermudagrass, St. Augustinegrass, or zoysiagrass, then late spring is the best time to aerate your lawn. Aeration helps break up the compacted soil in your lawn, allowing the roots to spread out to give the grass more access to valuable nutrients. Aerating your North Carolina lawn in the spring is a great way to set it up for healthy and consistent growth throughout the growing season. However, it’s important to remember that aeration is best in the spring from warm-season grasses. If you have cool-season grasses, like fine fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, or perennial ryegrass, then you’ll want to wait until the fall. When investing in aeration services near you, it’s best to call early so you can secure your spot on the schedule before it fills up.
 

Spring Mosquito Control

 
Part of your spring lawn care strategy should be dedicated to mosquito prevention by focusing on eliminating any standing water around your property.
 
Here in North Carolina, your spring lawn care isn’t finished until you address the mosquito problem. Mosquitoes are a constant threat throughout the spring, summer, and well into the fall. These annoying bugs transmit deadly diseases, like Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus. Spring mosquito prevention not only gives you more time to spend in your lawn, but it also helps keep you and your family safe from these dangerous pests.
 
The best way to prevent mosquitoes from taking over your lawn is by breaking or disrupting their lifecycle. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in pools of standing water. If your lawn is free of standing water, then mosquitoes will have fewer places to breed on your property. Take a minute to walk around your lawn, looking for any containers that have collected water and empty them out. Check in flowerpots, buckets, clogged gutters, and anywhere else that can hold water. Do this every week and after every rainstorm to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your lawn. For extra protection, invest in mosquito control services near you.
 

Keep Your Lawn Healthy With Services From Pine Valley Turf

 
With spring on our doorstep, it’s time to ensure your lawn has the best care possible for a healthy spring. By partnering with Pine Valley Turf, you give your lawn the care and services it needs in the spring, summer, and fall. With our lawn care program, core aeration services, and mosquito control, the pros at Pine Valley Turf have everything you need for your spring lawn care here in North Carolina.
 
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