A layer of snow covers a lot of areas of the world this time of year. The cold has settled in, and winter can seem to last forever. Although it may not feel like it, there is a light at the end of this bitterly cold tunnel. While your lawn might seem mostly dead and dreary, eventually the snow will melt and unveil the area that used to be full of green grass.
Many people believe that lawn upkeep says a lot about the type of people who own the property. In a few months, your backyard can serve as a relaxing retreat and help you get outside to enjoy the weather. A few simple steps can lead the way to healthy lawn care.
Step 1 Rid the area of weeds. This could mean getting your hands a little dirty and digging up all the visible weeds or using pesticides to eliminate continued growth of unwanted plants.
"Even if you can't see weeds in early spring, they're in your lawn. The seeds or young sprouts are just waiting for optimum conditions for growth," said gardener Paul James to HGTV.
Step 2 The frigid temperatures and conditions during the winter months can take a toll on the soil. When soil is compact, plants cannot grow to their full potential. To evaluate the condition of your yard, HGTV suggests stabbing a garden fork into the ground and if the tines of the fork don't stick in the earth, then the soil is compacted.
Step 3 Spring is the time for homeowners to fertilize because it can give the grass the extra kick it has been missing all winter. Fertilizer can encourage growth and replenish the areas that lost nutrients throughout the colder months.
Step 4 If your lawn is plagued with dry patches and brown spots, it may have some diseased areas. Sometimes severe winters can cause diseases like snow mold and Bermuda dead spot, according to TLC. Fertilizer can remedy these problems and help you beautify your backyard.
By the time the temperature begins to rise and the snow begins to melt, you will be ready to have the most beautiful lawn on the block. A Backyard X-scapes promotion code can help you to obtain the yard you've always wanted.
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