March is over and April is here and that means that the Winnipeg heat will be upon us soon. However, for now we’ve had a stretch of really gorgeous weather. Now’s an excellent time to take on any of your outside projects such as putting in a raised bed veggie garden or adding some annual flowers to the flowerbeds.
As it is going to come to grass, spring is a critical time of year, too. What you do in the springtime actually sets your grass up for the remainder of the year. Here are a few steps to an outstanding yard this year provided by the Winnipeg lawn care experts at Cleanr Mow.
Step One: Fertilize
The minimum suggested fertilizer use on all our Winnipeg turf grasses is two times a year, one time in the spring and one time in the fall. The most critical thing to the health of the grass is the biological life inside the soil. Because of that we suggest a high-quality organic fertilizer which is going to feed the grass while additionally encouraging the worms and microorganisms inside the soil.
Step Two: Water
The grass wants to vigorously begin to grow as the days start to lengthen and temperatures rise. However, like all living things it’ll require water, as well as food to grow. Winnipeg has the advantage of pretty steady rainfall; however, that does not mean that we do not still receive stretches of dry weather. The grass requires at least one inch of water a week to keep it growing healthy. That means now’s the time to be certain that your sprinkler system is correctly working if you own one, and if you don’t, that means being aware when it has not rained in a weeks’ time and you have to go out and manually water it to keep it growing.
Step Three: Mow
It tends to be counter intuitive that continuously cutting something could help it grow better. However, that’s precisely how grass works. Grass has to be mowed frequently, no more than seven days between cuts as the grass is green. It’ll encourage the grass to spread out, fill bare patches in, as well as choke weeds out. Be certain that you mow at least one time per week, and we suggest at least 3.5-inches tall for St. Augustine.
Bonus: Compost and Aerate Top Dress
For the ones who really want healthy grass, it also is an excellent time to spread, as well as aerate a top dressing of high-quality compost. It’ll help the roots receive nutrients, as well as water more easily. In addition, it’ll add much needed organic matter inside the soil in order to assist in building the soil biology required for fantastic grass.
If all this seems like too much for you, leave it up to the pros of Cleanr Mow. We offer commercial and residential lawn care. For more information please feel free to get in touch with us at (204) 960-0246 right away!