With the arrival of the New Year comes the inevitable habit of making New Year’s resolutions. So often, these goals are too lofty to meet and they only breed resentment as people come to terms with the fat that they’ve set goals that are unattainable. Luckily, there are many simple New Year’s resolutions that make a major difference for your lawn come springtime and keep your lawn looking good all throughout the growing season.
- One of the easiest New Year’s Resolutions you can make is to always seed in the spring and feed your lawn every 6-8 weeks. You should also try and time your fertilizing so that you do it shortly before it rains. Also remember that not all fertilizers are created equal, and you should be fertilizing with the Scott’s fertilizer that matches the season.
- This may not be a New Year’s Resolution that is of much comfort to people in early January, but fertilizing for spring should be done no later than early November. Before it gets cold, you should also make sure to cut the grass short. In fact, if the grass is not cut short before the snow, it will have a more difficult time growing at a normal rate in the spring. You also don’t want the first spring mowing to be too abrupt, as mowing too much grass on the first mowing will disrupt the growth rate for the grass in the spring.
- During the winter months, make sure that you leave the lawn clean and free of any debris. Most importantly, never park cars, boats, etc. on the lawn. Make a clean lawn one of your New Year’s Resolutions!
- A New Year’s resolution for the spring is to mow higher, which gives the grass more shade and requires less watering. It also makes for thicker turf, which will in turn reduce the amount of weeds, and the grass will grow slower as well.
Implementing these New Year’s resolutions will keep your lawn in great shape for the spring and beyond, and they’re all easy enough that you have no excuse for not meeting them!