It’s March and the weather in Southeast Texas doesn’t seem to know what it wants to do! In one day, we can experience warm temperatures in the morning, and then a 20-degree drop by mid-afternoon. All this leaves Texas homeowners wondering what to do about lawn care. Regardless, the Spring Solstice is on its way, and the weather will ultimately warm up. Slowly, but surely, temperatures are rising; and with daylight savings, the days are getting longer. Now is the time for Texas homeowners to start adhering to the lawn care laws of springtime. In doing so, you’ll help your lawn look fabulous and remain healthy throughout the year.
Although spring is an active time to garden, it’s also even more important to practice good lawn care. Fortunately, the professionals of One Source have provided insights on what you can do to help prepare your lawn. In fact, our second lawn care law may surprise you!
Law #1 – EVALUATE the Current State of Your Landscape
Once you know what’s happening with your lawn, you can begin applying relevant lawn care tips. So, instead of jumping right into fertilizing and treating your lawn, consider the following…
- Do we have Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zosia, or some other type of grass?
- Does our lawn look healthy, or is it infested with weeds?
- Are there any brown or yellow patches that we didn’t treat last winter?
- What kind of watering schedule should we incorporate with our spring lawn care regimen?
Once you know and understand your lawn care needs, begin your treatment regimen to give your lawn a healthy start. On the other hand, if you don’t have a green thumb or the time to evaluate your landscape, it won’t hurt to seek professional help. Our experienced team of lawn care professionals at One Source Residential Services is available to properly assess your lawn.
Law #2 – WHEN to Fertilize is Relevant to Your Lawn
Yes, not all Texas lawns are created equal, and just because it’s spring doesn’t mean you get out there and fertilize! Though the time will come when you should weed and feed this spring, it will be relevant to your type of grass and growth time. We’re sure that marketers are already bombarding you with commercials about spring weed and feed, but be patient and beware.
As a rule of thumb, apply spring fertilizer when you see that your grass is no longer dormant and is actively growing. Thus, it’s best to weed-feed when you notice that at least half of your grass is green and fresh-looking.
Law #3 – APPLY the Appropriate Lawn Care
If you don’t fully understand the general health of your lawn, you will want to seek professional help. Experienced lawn and landscape service providers know a lot about issues that can arise and threaten the overall health of your yard. They also have the know-how to help revive your lawn and bring it back to a healthy green and lush landscape.
For example, if your grass looks spotty or pale in color, One Source will recommend more regular fertilization times. On the other hand, if your grass is already healthy-looking this spring, you may not need to fertilize at all. Knowing when to water and weed are also important factors that help you care for your lawn appropriately. Lastly, you’ll want to ensure that you have the right kind of fertilizer for your particular type of grass. Be sure, however, to apply it at the ideal time.
Law #4 – KEEP Weeds Under Control
In general, the more you can get weeds under control, the healthier your lawn will be. You’ll want to use pre-emergent herbicides between February and March to eradicate the seeds that your current weeds produce. This way, you stop the weed seeds from sprouting up in the first place. Since most types of weeds grow, produce seed, and die in one season, killing the seeds means eliminating the weeds.
Like fertilizing, you’ll want to handle weeds in the springtime as well. Yet, weeding requires a different application. As a rule, if your lawn requires treatment for weeding, you’ll want to apply that first and pull up any sprouted weeds. Then, wait a little while before you apply any fertilizers. However, if you’re unsure of what to do, connect with a professional lawn care service provider like One Source.
Law #5 – CONSIDER Hassle-Free Lawn Service
This one is a no-brainer. Most Texas homeowners have neither the time nor the know-how to maintain a healthy-looking lawn. However, at One Source Residential Services, we help remove the burdens of trying to remember what to do and when to do it. If you live in the Woodlands, Conroe, or Southwest Montgomery County areas, we’re just a call away. Let us assess your lawn this spring and provide an appropriate care plan to get your yard healthy again. In fact, we can help keep your lawn and landscape looking great year-round. Call 281-363-4663, or (281) 363-HOME.