Is Your Northern Virginia Lawn
Ready for Spring?
A 5-Point Punch List
Spring took its sweet time getting here; we’re ready to make sure you’re ready!
Check these 5 things off your list to have a Spring-Ready Northern Virginia lawn.
The ideal treatment for your lawn includes pre-emergent chemicals with a high nitrogen count, low phosphate count, and potash. A recommended formula would be 25-10-10. Remember to use weed control
√ KEEP IT FRESH!
Add a fresh, one-and-a-half-inch topcoat of mulch to your beds. Remove the stale, old mulch.
√ PLANT YOUR SEEDS
Plant your Spring Annuals such as impatiens, petunias, and pansies. For a controlled, healthy start in a predictable environment, start your seedlings indoors.
√ EXECUTE AN “IRRIGATION EVALUATION”
Start your sprinkler system and water your yard 1-2 times per week. Run a water hose on your rain sensor to make sure it is active. A rain sensor should deactivate sprinklers after 1/4″ of accumulated rainwater. Check the water coverage for beds and make sure to adequately water all your plants and shrubs.
√ PLAN YOUR WATERING SCHEDULE
Water your grass once per week until June. As the weather becomes warmer and rainy days more infrequent, add additional minutes to watering your lawn.