Have you ever wondered how you can tell if your lawn weathered winter okay? Here are 3 signs your spring lawn is healthy and thriving.
Well-watered grass has a bit of “spring” to it. So if you walk across your lawn and don’t see any footprints, your lawn is properly watered and healthy. Conversely, if the grass doesn’t spring up, you can take this as a sign your lawn is thirsty and needs to be watered.
Healthy pH numbers
Testing your soil’s pH is a good way to determine how healthy your spring lawn is. Soil that is too acidic or too alkaline can cause problems for your lawn. (For example, moss is a sign that your soil is too acidic.) If your plants are having a hard time this spring, a poorly balanced pH might be to blame. Consult a professional about what type of pH your plants need.
Earthworms & ladybugs
Did you know that earthworms and ladybugs are your lawn’s best friends? Worms eat things like fungi, bacteria, dead leaves, and algae, and in return, they deposit rich fertilizer into your soil! Ladybugs are helpful too, eating pests that pose a threat to your lawn like aphids, whiteflies, mites, cabbage moths, and mealybugs.