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Necrotic Ring Spot in Lawns: A Primer

Lawns across Utah are under siege from a challenging disease that is spreading across the state. Known as necrotic ring spot, this fungus requires professional diagnosis and quick action in order to stem its growth. Learn more about necrotic ring spot and how to treat it.
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When to Fertilize Lawn in Utah

A lawn that is healthy will withstand the four climate seasons of Utah and continuously bring forth a dark green landscape that is beautiful and weed-free.
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Know the Enemy: Identify Weeds in Lawn

When it comes to having a beautiful lawn, weeds are the bane of every homeowner. Weeds detract from the appearance of your lawn. Weeds compete with your grass — robbing it of nutrients, water, and space. To have the lawn of your dreams and one that is the envy of the neighborhood, you need to determine the types of lawn weeds you have so that you can find the best strategy to wipe them out. 13 Types of Common Lawn Weeds Although some weeds have attractive foliage and beautiful blooms, and many are even edible, they don’t belong in your…
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Five Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

There are two kinds of homeowners: People with lush green lawns and those who envy them. Caring for lawns is both an art and a science. It takes time to understand how to properly maintain a perfectly manicured lawn. In addition, local conditions can create unique problems with weed and pest control. If you are frustrated by your lawn, here are five mistakes you could be making 1) Cutting Too Aggressively If the grass is growing quickly, it may be tempting to cut it very short. However, removing more than the top 1/3 of the grass can damage the plants.…
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Guide to a Lush Lawn

Wondering how you can grow and maintain a lush lawn? There are several steps that you can follow in order to keep your grass looking beautiful and healthy. Getting the lawn of your dreams will require that you adopt a routine to keep grass healthy and address any threats in good time. Here are a few tips to help you have the best lawn in your neighborhood. Aerate Your Soil Aerating the soil plays a crucial role in helping to keep your lawn looking great and healthy. By creating holes in the soil to loosen the particles, you will ensure…

Why Choose Big League Lawns

If you are ready to find out how we can make your lawn healthier and more beautiful, give us a call today. Also, be sure to ask about current special!  What Makes Big League Lawns Stand Above the Rest Reviews Many companies offer a Lower Price; but they may have Low Ratings that come with it!  In this business, you can't be the Best and be the Cheapest at the same time.   Every week we talk to people that went with the lowest price they could find in the past and are now looking for better results. Do your homework...…
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Eliminate Summertime Mosquitos in Utah

Ah, summertime. There is nothing like spending time outdoors, soaking up the sunshine in Utah. But, buzzing black flies and mosquitoes can quickly turn your picnic, BBQ or backyard playtime into a miserable experience. While there are a lot of old wive's tales for DIY mosquito defense methods, professional treatment will give you and your family a significant reduction of annoying summertime mosquitos. Don't let pesky summertime bugs and mosquitos bite into your backyard family time. Big League Lawns helps you rid your property of annoying and potentially harmful biting pests, so you can enjoy the great outdoors instead of…

Drought Stress in Lawns

Why does my grass look tired in the summer, even though I water it regularly? We hear this question frequently, and it’s a good one. The lawn needs a change from season to season, and what worked for the grass in spring might leave it starving for water in the summer – what we call a “drought-stressed lawn.” You'll see it in the brown grass that's greener in the shade and lack of bounce-back when you walk on your lawn. It’s not hard to fix and common in Utah. If your lawn is suffering from drought stress, here are some…
Lawn-care Tips for Spring in Utah - Big League Lawns Ogden

5 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring in Utah

Springtime in Utah is often dramatic with high winds, snow flurries and sunshine, and rainbows - sometimes all in one day! Utahans like to joke that the beginning of spring, March 20th or 21st, is actually called Sprinter. When we finally roll into true spring-like weather with melting snow and warmer temperatures, it is time to think about getting a head start on lawn care. Big League Lawns suggests keeping in mind the following 5 tips to prepare your lawn for spring in Utah.

Spring Lawn Care Tips

Remove Debris

Begin your lawn care regime by removing large debris like branches, then rake to clear away smaller debris like leaves. By removing debris that has accumulated over the long winter months, you are allowing vital sunlight needed for healthy growth to reach every area of your lawn. Raking also lifts up matted areas to allow air circulation to reverse snow mold and inhibit other disease or insect infestation. This will also encourage the growth of new grass blades.

Core Aeration

If you haven't aerated your lawn for a few years, core aeration in the spring season can revitalize your lawn and provide better water absorption and air circulation. Core aeration should be done when soil temperatures are between 55-60 degrees to fortify root development and stimulate new growth without attracting aggressive weed seeds.

First Mow of The Year

The first mow of the year shouldn't be about a specific date but should be determined by the height of your grass. As grass wakes up from it's long winter slumber in and starts to grow again in March or April, the first mow will trim off winter damage. Begin with a low cut, use the second lowest setting on your mower, this will allow sunshine to better absorb into the soil. After the first mow, move your setting to the second highest for the rest of the season.

Perennial Weeds

In March, broad-leaf weeds will need pre-emergent weed control. Common perennial weeds in the Beehive State include:
  • Dandelions
  • Thistle
  • Mallow
  • Morning Glory
While crabgrass can be misidentified as orchard grass, it can be hard to spot in springtime. If you noticed pesky crabgrass in the previous summer, it is almost certain that is will make another appearance this year. Treatment with a pre-emergent in April or May will prevent last year's seeds from germinating. If you have already dealt with crabgrass, you know, it is extremely difficult to eradicate once it has germinated.

Early and Late Spring Lawn Care

Fertilizer will jump start your lawn to provide strength against drought and heat stress with vital nutrient build-up. The warmer soil temperatures are ideal for the absorption of essential nutrients. Big League Lawns recommends 2 fertilization treatments between February and April. The first treatment will give an early boost of vital nutrients, even out landscaping and provide better-textured grass blades. A second fertilization treatment 4-6 weeks later to reinforce the vital nutrients.

Year-Round Lawn Care Near Weber and Davis Counties

At Big League Lawn Care, we believe year-round maintenance is necessary to achieve the best lawn on the block. With over 40 years of combined experience, we provide affordable lawn maintenance schedule plans for both homeowners and businesses throughout Utah. We are grateful for our wonderful customers and are proud to partner with Food For the Hungry to give back by feed starving children and building self-sustaining communities.
If you would like professional help preparing your lawn in spring for the rest of the year, give us a call at 801-876-1834 to learn more about our customized lawn care services and to schedule your free lawn evaluation. It is important to remember that proper lawn care in the harsh Utah conditions takes specialized experience and knowledge to achieve a full, thick, green lawn that you can be proud of.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lawn Care in the Spring

At Big League Lawns in Ogden, Utah, our experienced team of lawn care professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy and lush lawn that you can be proud of. We offer a wide range of lawn fertilization and maintenance services designed to meet the unique needs of each of our clients. Our proven lawn care program includes the use of high-quality fertilizers, lawn weed control, and lawn disease prevention to ensure your lawn looks its best year-round.

Don't let lawn disease or weeds take over your yard this spring. Contact Big League Lawns today to schedule a free lawn analysis and learn more about our lawn care services in Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah.

With our expertise and attention to detail, we are confident that we can help you achieve the healthy and vibrant lawn you've always wanted. Don't wait, call us now to get started with a free lawn care analysis in Weber, Davis or Salt Lake Counties!

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Lawn Care Aeration Infographic - Benefits of Lawn Aeration

Benefits of Lawn Aeration

If you have ever been on a golf course or lived near one, you may have noticed that once or twice per season, thousands of tiny holes and a thin layer of sand on the short grass surface of the putting greens. That's because each season golf course maintenance crews perform an important maintenance practice: core aeration. Let's take a look at how Lawn Aeration Service will benefit your yard. Core Aeration improves overall turf health Core aeration gives your yard's root zone greater access to air, water, and essential nutrients. This results in deeper and more extensive turfgrass roots. Stronger, healthier roots equal…
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