March marks the start of the grass maintenance season!The air starts to warm, and fresh vegetation commences. As spring approaches, you will notice differences in your yard. However, March can be a muddled bag; while it’s a wonderful time for many spring grass care chores, it’s also a time to be cautious of some. Here’s our March grass care handbook, with tips for both novice and seasoned landscapers.
Caring for Your Lawn in March
When March comes, you’ll observe that vegetation development picks up. Keeping your grass orderly will require a lot more effort as temps climb, sunshine increases, and your lawn returns from dormancy. So, what are the most essential grass maintenance duties to complete this month?
What should I do to my lawn in March?
The first piece of advice in March is to keep an eye on the weather, but as soon as the sun shines and the temperature rises into the double digits, it’s time to start thinking about your spring grass care routine.
Similarly, March can be unusually balmy. Higher temps will promote development, and your grass may become unkempt.
Is it too early to mow the lawn in March?
No, it’s not too early; in fact, many landscapers will cut the grass on a dry February day if the chance presents itself. The month of March is ideal for your first haircut of the year. However, cutting frequency should remain modest in March. You may only trim the lawn once or twice this month, returning to normal cutting in April.
Although development should have improved, you should still be cautious when cutting your grass at this time of year. You’ll still need a lot of height, so leave the grass mower blades on the maximum level. This allows the grass stalks to take up sunshine and continue to develop vitality, which will enhance future growth.
Can you scarify a lawn in March?
In general, scarifying your grass in March is still too early. It may be enticing to contemplate this job if there is a buildup of detritus and vegetation, but it is best left until April when the lawn has a higher healing rate.
March is an excellent opportunity to inspect your soil and, if required, aerate it with a garden tool or a hollow tine aerator. Brush away any worm casts and fix vegetation as needed, but expect a light brushing and scarifying as the weather warms up in April.
Early Spring Lawn Care: Dos and Don’ts
- Plan tasks according to the weather
- Keep a close eye on the health of your lawn
- If the lawn is flourishing well, cut it and add spring fertilizer.
- If circumstances are favorable, prepare the earth and spread grass fertilizer.
- Aerate and try to reduce any sitting water
- Continue to remove debris and leaves
- Before cutting, brush away any worm deposits that have accumulated over the winter.
- Do not be worried if grass seed remains inactive; it may require slightly milder circumstances to develop, so be patient.
- If the temperature is extremely frigid and development is sluggish, mow the grass.
- Carry out intensive scarifcation
- Cut grass too short
What should you use to clean your grass in the spring?
Beginning in early March, apply a Spring grass fertilizer to your yard. This will have nitrogen (N), phosphate (P), and potassium (K) in it, which will help nourish the vegetation in the colder spring conditions. There are numerous grass fertilizers available, some with greater amounts of nitrogen to promote foliage and stem development and others with plant and lichen killers. Using the correct product at the right time of year will aid in the development of a robust and healthy grass.
Apply fertilizer when the earth is damp or rain is forecasted, as well as after a trim, but avoid excessively rainy conditions. We suggest a fertilizer sprayer for an excellent distribution. You’ll get a more even distribution across the lawn’s surface and more control over the pace and amount sprayed. Proper fertilization will result in a grass that is robust, healthy, verdant, and vibrant.
March Lawn Care Tips
Here are some more grass maintenance and landscaping ideas to consider as we enter the milder spring weather:
- If winter has left bare patches in your lawn, make sure you use lawn seed to make them good. Between March and April is the best period to spread grass seed for rapid development.
- Trim the grass to improve the look of your yard quickly. edges if you didn’t do this over the winter.
- If the wet weather has caused moss problems Consider your moss management strategy. Order a plant and moss-killing fertilizer and plan to scarify next month.
- March is also one of the greatest months for producing eggs. new lawn . Turf can be put now in anticipation for a mature yard by spring. As long as you irrigate it frequently, you can spread grass seed in late March or early April.
What fertilizer should I put down in March?
Early spring (late February to March): Use a low nitrogen weed and feed fertilizer during these months to avoid plant seed development. We suggest 0-0-7 with. 25% Barricade.
Should I fertilize my lawn in March?
When your grass begins to perk up and aggressively develop in the early spring, apply an early spring lawn fertilizer once between February and April. (around the time your lawn first needs to be mowed).
What can I spread on my lawn in March?
Spring melting and frost heaves create fissures in the earth that allow air and precipitation to enter. Because of these gaps, March is an excellent time to add seed, fertilizer, grass calcium, and lime.
When should I start preparing my lawn for spring?
Winter can leave your grass in disarray, so begin tidying up all of the detritus strewn throughout the yard in early spring, including sticks, nuts, stones, limbs, trash, thatch, and fallen leaves.