As spring rolls into view, residents throughout Arizona get ready for the magic that comes along with it. Spring brings along comfortable daily highs and lows with temperatures not exceeding 83 degrees on most days. During this time, it is integral that homeowners begin to care for their dormant grass and forestation, prepping evergreen trees, Bermuda grass, and your favorite flowers for the summer.
An early start to your lawn care can lead to beautiful results as Summer hits full swing. Let’s look at a few key tips that you can apply to your lawn in Arizona this spring.
Clear Your Lawn and Prep Your Fertilizer
Preparation for spring requires a focus on properly cleaning up our neglected lawn. This means that we need to remove broken limbs from trees while removing any other debris or detritus that may have developed over the winter months.
As you clear away any debris from your lawn, take time to consider planting flowers for blooming later on in the year. Flowers like Dahlia, Scarlet Sage, and Floss Flowers all grow well within Arizona thanks to their hardy natures. This is also the ideal time to offer your first fertilizer dose to any fruit trees on your property.
Pro Tip: If you haven’t planted any trees or flowers, early spring is the perfect time to start.
Prepare to Mow Properly
Did you know that different grasses may require different cutting lengths to maintain overall health? It’s true! By adjusting our lawnmowers to meet the needs of our lawn, we can properly mow our grass while avoiding issues like scalping and yard overgrowth. Additionally, poorly cut grass can lead to dead spots when exposed at specific lengths.
- Bermuda Grass: 1 – 2 inches
- Hybrid Bermuda Grass: 0.5 – 1 inches
- Perennial/Rye: 1.5 – 2 inches
Most lawns in Arizona will have some combination of Rye/Perennial and Bermuda grass. Rye is an ideal winter grass, but it does not thrive during the hotter months. Bermuda grass, however, is an exceptional hot-weather grower which makes it the ideal choice for your spring and summer months.
Pro Tip: Understanding your lawn is integral to providing care for it.
Get Prepared For Spring With Think Green AZ!
Based out of Scottsdale, AZ, is Think Green AZ, a custom landscaping and building firm. Whether you are designing your outdoor living space or renovating the lawn you’ve always wanted to upgrade, the team at Think Green can guide you throughout the entire process.
A full-service landscaping and contracting firm, every great project begins with a free design consultation. After establishing a foundation for your design goals, the team at Think Green will use their years of experience in the field to round out your budget before developing a full design studio and 3D rendering of your project.
Contact Think Green today to begin your journey toward a better, healthier, and more personalized lawn!