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Lawn Care tips for Spring

Spring Lawn Care Tips

Oh no! Spring has sprung and now you have to cut the grass. Yes, we agree that after what seemed like a never ending winter no one was prepared for the drastic change in temperatures before it was officially Spring. Regardless, it has arrived and now is time to get your lawn ready for what already looks like is going to be a long and hot Spring and Summer season. Of course maintaining a beautiful lawn takes work. Residents in Pittsburgh are not ones to shy away from working hard and that extends to caring for our homes and property. The right preparations can make lawn work a less daunting task. Take a look at our tips:

Mowing – Simple? Yes. Unfortunately, many fail to realize that mowing properly is the difference between a pristine lawn and one that looks average. Truly it has the power to produce a very green, healthy, and weed-free lawn. We highly recommend mowing at the highest height for your lawn type.

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  • Bermuda – 1 ½” to 2”
  • Centipede – 2”
  • St. Augustine – 2 ½”
  • Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass – 2 ½ “ to 3”
  • Tall Fescue – 3” to 4”

Once you set the level on your lawn mower leave it at this level for the rest of the Spring and Summer.

Fertilizing – Since plants start growing in the Spring this is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn. As the plants begin to bloom this Spring they are using food stored in the roots from last season. Hence the plants will need new food to restore nutrients that have been lost. Like with most things, too much is never good, so don’t overdo it. Heed our warning that too much fertilizer can potentially damage the lawn causing fertilizer burns. In addition, too much top growth can be pushed out inhibiting the roots to grow deeper.

Now, after reading this you may say to yourself, “This is too much work!” If that is the case you should consider hiring a professional lawn care service. Here at J. Birds Landscaping we have the knowledge and experience to answer your questions and provide superior service.