April 7th, 2017 1:54 PM by Jodie Ford
5 Tips for Spring Lawn Prep
Time for spring cleaning and that includes the yard. Here are some tips on how to start your Joint Base Charleston yard off right this year.
Proper mowing, irrigation, and feeding practices are the best possible weed prevention, but established weed populations require drastic measures. If your lawn has bare spots, fill them in now with sod or seed so weeds don’t sprout and get a foothold.
If your existing lawn is an annual one, remove it with a sod cutter. Perennial grasses, like Bermuda or St. Augustine grass, are much tougher to remove, so you’ll likely have to either solarize with clear plastic sheets for several weeks or resort to an herbicide.
Once you’ve dug up the grass or otherwise eradicated it, replace it with soil and a grass variety appropriate to your region.
Amend the bare soil with topsoil or composted manure, and begin laying down the sod or planting seeds by following the label instructions. After planting, water it often until the new grass becomes established.
Start the season off right by mowing more often, on a higher setting, and in alternating directions.
*Information from Zillow Porchlight