Revitalize Your Lawn: Spring Lawn Care Tips for Long Island

Spring is a critical season for lawn care, providing an opportunity to address winter damage and promote growth. In this blog post, we'll explore tips to revive your lawn following the harsh winter months on Long Island. 

  • Timing is Key: Begin your spring lawn care routine when the grass has thawed and temperatures are consistently above freezing. More specifically, when the soil temperature reaches approximately 55°F (13°C). This signals the awakening of grass from its winter dormancy.
  • Clear Away Winter Debris: Start by removing any debris, fallen leaves, and twigs that may have accumulated over the winter. This allows sunlight to reach the grass and kick-start growth.
  • Raking and Dethatching: Raking helps remove dead grass and thatch, promoting better water absorption and nutrient penetration. Rake when the soil is hard to avoid soil compaction and prevent damage to healthy grass.
  • Overseeding for Density: In spring, elevate your lawn with spot seeding. Forget about covering the entire property—focus on bare or thin areas, spreading grass seed evenly to improve density and fill in those gaps.
  • Hydration: Watering needs vary by lawn, but one constant is maintaining a reliable sprinkler system. Open your system in early April (once temps are consistently above freezing) to ensure it's in top-notch condition for even and efficient hydration. Begin watering the first week of no rain, even if that means holding off until May. Water in the early morning to prevent evaporation and water before 8 am to help your lawn care specialists achieve optimal results!

Implementing a comprehensive lawn care routine now sets the stage for a resilient and green lawn throughout the hot summer months on Long Island. 

If you’re ready to take your lawn to the next level, we’re here to help. Our comprehensive lawn care program is expertly tailored to Long Island lawns in Suffolk and Nassau County. Reach out to us for guidance, expert advice, or for a free quote. Your dream lawn is just a step away!