Whenever a new year rolls around, people start making resolutions or goals they want to achieve during the year. At RZ Sports Turf, we encourage you to make lawn care resolutions for your yard. Spring is right around the corner in Grand Rapids, so it’s time to start thinking about how we want our yard to look this year. Lawn Care can be overwhelming when you don’t know where to start, but allow the pros at RZ Sports Turf to help you. Here are some lawn care goals you should have in mind for 2022.
If you are trying to make a pristine yard, you will have to declare war on weeds. In Grand Rapids, the battle starts in early spring before the grass begins to green up with an application of pre-emergent weed control. Most weeds that appear in your yard emerge in the spring from seeds deposited last fall. The idea is to kill the weeds before they have a chance to germinate, and that’s just what pre-emergent weed control does. With these weeds out of the way, you are on your way to taking back control of your yard.
The next step of proper spring lawn care is making sure your lawn is free of pests that can damage it. One of the most common pests that can cause damage to your Michigan lawns is grubs. Grub costs Grand Rapid homeowners more in lawn restoration than any other pest or lawn disease. There are several signs to look out for to tell if you have a grub problem.
- Raccoons, skunks, and birds are digging up your yard.
- You can pull back your lawn like pieces of loose carpet.
- The lawn feels spongy when stepped on.
The key to controlling grubs is to kill them early before they hatch and begin to cause damage to your lawn. Grub control products can be purchased at any hardware or gardening store and should be applied in spring or early summer. After applying the product, thoroughly water it into the ground with at least a half-inch of water immediately.
Mow Your Grand Rapids Lawn
Some people like to put it off for as long as they can, but mowing your lawn is not just for appearances; it also has other benefits. One of the best ways to keep your lawn healthy is to mow your grass at the proper height. Cutting the grass too short can put stress on the root system and the grass blades. Longer grass holds more moisture, protects roots from the summer sun, and prevents new weeds from germinating.
What if a Full Lawn Renovation is Needed?
Do you need to lay down a new lawn or patch up parts of an existing one? Hydroseeding is a fast and economical way to have the yard of your dreams in a fraction of the time it takes to lay sod or spread seed by hand. Hydroseeding involves spraying a liquid mixture of grass seed, fertilizer, water, and mulch at high pressures across the top of your soil. Here are some of the benefits of restoring your yard with hydroseeding.
Seeds are evenly distributed, and the heavy mixture prevents the seeds from blowing away in the wind or being washed away by rain.
The hydroseeding process is 50% faster than traditional seeding methods because the seeds and fertilizer are applied at the same time. The mixture helps seeds stick to the ground and take root faster.
With hydroseeding, you can choose which seeds you want to use. You can mix different seeds together to create grass that is more resistant to drought, pests, and heat.
Hydroseeding costs about half the price of sod and is easier to care for.
Let The Pros at RZ Sports Turf Reinvent Your Lawn With a Lawn Renovation
Is your Grand Rapids residential or commercial property in dire need of a new lawn? RZ Sports Turf offers both commercial and residential lawn installations and lawn renovations. We offer hydroseeding, dry-seeding, and sod installation. Visit our website to learn more about each of these services, or call today us today at (574) 404-8873. You can also message us using our online contact form.