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Five Spring Services That Boost Lawn Growth

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Aeration is one of several spring services that help boost lawn growth.

As temperatures moderate and our days last longer, we know spring is coming and your landscape is ready to leave its dormant state and launch into the growing season. The start of spring is the time to assess your landscape’s needs and provide the essential spring services that help boost lawn growth. Evaluate your lawn this March to see what services are needed, and contact Scientific Plant Service for guidance or assistance in providing your lawn with these essential treatments. 

Overseeding Bare Patches 

After winter, you may notice some bare or thin patches of grass throughout your lawn. Overseeding these spaces in early spring can help fill in bare spots and grow lush new grass by summertime. As the seeds germinate, pay close attention to the new growth and keep the soil moist. 

Assessing Soil Acidity for Optimal Growth 

You can boost lawn growth by ensuring an optimal soil environment. Your lawn does best with a soil pH  between 6.5 and 6.9. You can trust Scientific Plant Service technicians to conduct a soil test that determines your soil’s pH level or acidity. Based on the test results, we can recommend the soil amendments that may be required to return the pH to the ideal level for new growth. 

Fertilizing Your Lawn for Spring

Fertilizer is always recommended when you want to boost lawn growth. Your soil test will indicate any nutrient deficiencies, which will help you find the ideal fertilizer mixture for your landscape. If you applied fertilizer in the fall, you may only need a light application in the spring. 

Spring Aeration If Necessary 

You may see soil compaction if your lawn receives heavy traffic. Your soil may be compacted if you notice water pooling in certain areas, or you cannot pierce the soil with a shovel. If this is the case, aeration from skilled Scientific Plant Service professionals can be arranged to break up the soil by pulling out cores and creating space for air and water to reach the roots. Aeration can boost lawn growth by making it much easier for the roots to receive necessary nutrients, water and air. 

Preventing Spring Weed Growth 

When your lawn returns to life, so do weeds. If you leave emergent spring weeds unchecked, they compete with your grass for essential nutrients and water. This is why encouraging lawn growth goes hand in hand with preventing weed growth. Pre-emergent weed treatments stop weeds before they germinate. However, some weed controls may conflict with your aeration or seeding plans, so it is best to discuss your goals with Scientific Plant Service so we may recommend the best plan of action

Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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