Local expert issues lawn care recommendations

By Angee Bolick, office manager at North County Lawn Care

Spring has arrived and lawns are waking from the winter slumber. Proper spring maintenance and a little TLC should help your lawn thrive throughout the growing season.

Got moss? Many factors promote lawn moss growth: compacted soil, poor drainage, low soil PH, shade and poor air circulation. Moss growth can be reduced by providing proper drainage, fertilizer, aeration and adding iron and lime. You may consider having a soil sample tested to identify your lawn’s condition.

Why aerate? If you have never aerated your lawn, you could be hindering its growth. Annual aeration is a must with any lawncare regimen. It is vital in helping to maintain a healthy, beautiful, green lawn. Aeration supports weed control, improves the soil structure, creates growth pockets for new root systems and helps to maximize water and fertilizer absorption.

Moles got you down? A single mole can construct 200 mounds over the course of a winter. The average city lot will rarely harbor more than one male or two female moles. Moles can be controlled any time, but it is best to concentrate the effort in early spring.

To learn more about North County Lawn Care, visit ncountylawncare.com.

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