We have a lot of grass types here in Missouri. If you're in the northern part of the state, it is likely that you have cool season grass in your yard, such as ryegrass, fescue, bluegrass, or a mix of these. If you live in the southern portion of the state, you probably have a mix of warm season grasses, such as Bermudagrass and zoysiagrass. It is important to know what type of grass you have or what mix of these grasses, especially in spring. Different grass types need different lawn care strategies. Here are a few tips to help you get your Missouri lawn in shape for summer.
Lawn Care Tips For Missouri Lawns
Whether you have cool-season grasses or warm-season grasses, it is important to make sure you don't have any debris on your grass. Pick up all the sticks, leaves, and other organic matter and allow your lawn to breath.
Rake matted areas. If your lawn has areas that are wet or matted down, lightly rake these areas to get the grass standing up.
Aeration. The winter can cause the soil in your yard to compact. Aeration is great to loosen things up and allow your lawn to breath. Cold grasses grow in spring. Aeration allows water, air, and nutrients to get deep into the soil and help to generate a quality root mass.
Water is good for your lawn, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. If you have oversaturation, you could invite lawn diseases to take hold. Make sure to go light on the watering in oversaturated and shaded areas of your lawn. Water more in areas that are dry and sunny.
Pre-emergent products. Crabgrass is a frustrating problem in Missouri. Applying a product (or products) that stop seed germination in spring can help keep crabgrass patches from taking root in your lawn. Of course, you'll want to avoid pre-emergent products if you are seeding your lawn with wanted turfgrass to fill in thin areas.
It can be complicated keeping track of all the things your lawn needs to thrive. If you'd prefer to not have to worry about pre-emergent treatments, post-emergent treatments, spot weed control, grub control, when to overseed, when not to overseed, when to apply fertilizer, what mix to apply, how much fertilizer to apply, and on and on and on, we can help. The lawn care team here at Rottler Pest And Lawn Solutions knows what grasses you have and what those grasses need. Let's get your lawn in shape together. Give us a call and we can get started today.