Michigan’s diverse climate, from summer’s fiery sun to winter’s icy grasp, demands thoughtful lawn care. To maintain a verdant haven throughout the year, consider a seasonal lawn treatment schedule tailored to our unique weather patterns.
Seasonal Lawn Treatments
There are multiple lawn treatments that you will want to use in your yard. Each treatment should be applied at various points of the year, enabling them to work seamlessly together to create a strong and great-looking lawn.
Each season you should expect to apply treatments that will help your lawn flourish despite potentially inclement weather. Different treatments are applied during the right seasons, ensuring the best chance of effectiveness.
Lawn Treatments During Spring
With spring comes birds, flowers, gardens, sunshine, butterflies, and more. It’s a time of new life and new beginnings. For most people, spring feels fresh and clean.
Your spring lawn is ready to sprout back to life after the cold, dark Michigan winter. Preparing it for the new weather and growth requires treatments and care that ensure it grows strong and powerful, without barriers.
Most of these essential spring treatments can be applied by AAA Lawn Care. Providing high-quality care for lawns in Michigan, AAA Lawn Care has the most effective lawn care treatments around, including:
● Pre-Emergent Weed Control Treatment for Crabgrass
When things start to grow again in the spring, the last thing you want to start growing is crabgrass. Once crabgrass and other broadleaf weeds begin to grow in a yard, they quickly take over and wreak havoc. Stop the weed growth before it begins with AAA Lawn Care’s pre-emergent weed control.
Aerating your lawn is essential. While not everyone gets aeration treatment done on their lawn in the spring, you may find it useful after the cold, snowy winter. AAA Lawn Care offers aeration services to remedy compaction of the soil that took place over the long winter.
● Slow-Release Fertilizer
When your lawn begins to grow again it needs many nutrients that it’s lacking after the winter. Slow-release fertilizer gives your lawn a strong and steady flow of nutrients that provides health to the recently dormant grass.
Lawn Care Treatments During Summer
Summertime in Michigan is amazing, but it’s important to be intentional about keeping your lawn healthy and alive. As things heat up outside, weeds and critters abound. There are many things happening in the summer that could damage your lawn. With summer lawn care from AAA Lawn Care, you can keep your lawn flourishing through the hot months.
● Slow-Release Fertilizer and Weed Control
Yes, you just had AAA apply slow-release fertilizer and weed control in the spring. Well, you want to do it again a couple of times when summer arrives. The sudden heat causes a burst of growth, which means you need to prevent weeds and give your grass the nutrients it needs.
● Preventative Grub Control
When the heat arrives, grub larva begins to multiply and feast on the roots of your grass. They are able to do a whole lot of damage very quickly, making it look like you have a drought-devastated lawn. AAA Lawn Care is able to prevent grubs with a preventative pesticide that nips the grub problem in the bud.
● Curative Grub Treatment (if necessary)
AAA Lawn Care will ensure that no grubs have hatched after the preventative treatment. If any did make it, your lawn will receive a curative grub treatment to get rid of them and keep your lawn healthy.
Lawn Care Treatment During Fall
After the heat of the summer, temperatures begin to drop a bit. The wind picks up, the leaves start to fall, and all around the state, 20 year old women pull out their cardigans and start drinking pumpkin spice lattes.
Treating your lawn in the fall is important. It needs specific care in order to ready it for the cooler temperatures and the coming winter.
While it only needs to be done once a year, aeration is an important treatment for your lawn. Aeration helps to ensure that your grass will get the nutrients it needs for proper growth and health throughout the year. If you did not have your lawn aerated in the spring, the fall is your time. AAA Lawn Care will aerate your lawn in early fall to keep it healthy through the year.
Overseeding when the lawn is aerated is important. The holes made by aeration are perfect for seeding and allowing deep roots to be established, readying the lawn for new growth come spring.
● Slow-Release Fertilizer and Weed Control
Once again, your lawn will need another round of fertilizer and weed control. This combination keeps the lawn happy and healthy through the fall.
Your Lawn in the Michigan Winter
While snow blankets your yard and whispers of dormancy fill the air, remember this isn’t just a time for your lawn to lie fallow. The foundation for a healthy spring revival is actually laid throughout the year with proper seasonal lawn treatments. This includes the comprehensive Michigan lawn care schedule provided by AAA Lawn Care.
While direct treatments pause during winter, the efforts from previous seasons like targeted fertilization, weed control, and aeration ensure your lawn enters this period with the best defenses against harsh weather. But that doesn’t mean you completely forget about it!
Here are some winter lawn care tips to complement your existing AAA Lawn Care program:
- Clear heavy snowfall: Excessive snow accumulation can smother grass and trap harmful mold. Gently remove excess snow, especially from areas near structures.
- Avoid walking on frozen grass: Foot traffic damages frozen blades, making them susceptible to disease and breakage in spring. Use designated pathways or wait for a thaw.
- Address animal damage: Rodents like voles may burrow under the snow, damaging roots. Look for signs of tunneling and consult a professional if needed.
By following these simple steps and adhering to the comprehensive AAA Lawn Care program, you can ensure your Michigan lawn emerges from winter vibrant and ready to thrive in the coming spring.