Michigan Spring Lawn Care Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Lawn

When spring hits in Michigan, there’s a short period before summer comes where you have the time to care for your lawn and make it presentable!

This kind of spring lawn care usually includes ensuring your sprinklers are working properly to keep your lawn hydrated during the warmer months, taking care of your grass and soil with fertilizer, factoring in weed prevention, and of course, getting ready to do something about those pests and mosquitoes.

Everyone wants a bright, inviting lawn and garden, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Take a look through these tips and tricks to be sure you have the best lawn on the block.

Tips and Tricks

Ditch Your Weeds

Prevent chickweed and other weeds from invading your Michigan lawn with spring lawn care services from Grosse Ile Lawn Sprinkler & Fertilizer.
To keep your lawn looking clean and not overgrown, it’s always a good idea to start by taking care of your weeds. Weeds start to show up right when spring does. Michigan’s most common and most stubborn weeds can include Dame’s Rocket, Maple Seedlings, and Dandelion.

While not harmful to humans, besides the occasional allergy symptoms, weeds are essentially a death wish for your lawn. You’ll want to spray some weed killer or dig each one up from the root before it spreads. They can take over the lawn quicker than you think.

Use Fertilizer On Your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn in the spring gives it the nutrients it needs to grow back after the harsh Michigan winters. After the snow melts and the spring rain comes, the nutrients your lawn needs have long been washed away.

A properly fertilized lawn can thrive, just like the one you’ve always dreamed of. It can recreate the whole look of your home, without really changing anything at all.

For a bright green lawn, a fertilizer containing Nitrogen helps; and you’ll want something to ensure your roots are healthy as well, so one containing Phosphorus is a good idea as well.

Ward Off Pests and Mosquitoes

Eliminating standing water and preventing mosquitoes is essential to spring lawn care in Michigan.
Michigan’s warmer months can really pose an issue for those of us who prefer to not be swarmed with mosquitoes, Stink Bugs, Carpenter Ants, and Box Elder Bugs. These things can carry diseases (like West Nile and Zika Virus), but some are technically harmless to humans.

While that might be the case, no one necessarily wants to have these creatures surrounding their homes and invading the space they use to enjoy the sweet Michigan summer.

There are some things you can do to keep these away naturally, such as lemongrass and eucalyptus essential oils, eliminating freestanding water in your yard, or even having a bonfire to keep the pests away while you are entertaining.

Professional Spring Lawn Care Methods

While taking care of your own spring lawn care needs can be done, looking into getting a professional might be the way to go. It takes away the stress and exhaustion that comes with working on your own lawn. At Grosse Ile Lawn Sprinkler and Fertilizing, we have a service for every spring lawn care problem listed here.

You can feel free to look us up on Facebook, or give us a call at (734) 285-4470, or visit our contact page for more information.

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Grosse Ile Lawn Sprinkler & Fertilizer services several cities and towns in Wayne County and across several other local communities including:

Woodhaven, Michigan

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Brownstown, Michigan

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