9 Spring Lawn Care Tips for San Diego County

9 Spring Lawn Care Tips for San Diego County

April is National Lawn Care Month; spring’s arrival is the perfect time to think green to keep your lawn green. We have included some spring lawn care tips for San Diego to help you keep the greenery in your outdoor space thriving all year.



  1. Start pulling weeds: Get a head start on weeds before they take over your lawn.


Common San Diego County lawn weeds include:

            • Dandelions
            • Crabgrass
            • Spotted spurge


  1. Start mowing your lawn: When it grows in late spring, you can keep it looking fresh by beginning the mowing process. Make sure the mower blades are sharp. Helpful reminders: always push the mower in a forward direction and wear closed-toes shoes (never flip-flops or sandals).


  1. Remove thatch (a layer of dead grass stems): Thatch is terrible for lawns. A thick layer of thatch can prevent air and water from reaching your lawn’s root system.


  1. Watering: Water early in the morning or the evening. Monitor your water usage so there aren’t any surprises when it’s time to pay your water bill.


  1. Consider drought-tolerant grasses: While San Diego County received good rainfall, it’s always wise to be waterwise. Grass types like Bermudagrass, Tall Fescue, and St. Augustine grass need less water to thrive, so they’re a good choice if you’re considering installing new grass.


  1. Fertilize: Warm-season grasses such as Zoysia, Bermuda, and St. Augustine can be fertilized in spring. Do not overfertilize, as it can harm your lawn. Plus, over-fertilization is terrible for the environment.


  1. Overseed: Are you looking for a way to thicken your lawn or fill bare patches? Overseeding (spreading grass seeds over your lawn) is an excellent way to encourage grass growth. However, you should only be overseeding warm-season grasses in spring.


  1. Aerate the lawn: lawn aeration allows air, water, and nutrients deep into the root zone.


  1. Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM): An IPM (integrated pest management plan) is your best bet at keeping pests from ruining your yard. Plus, with the right plan, you can keep pests at bay and protect your pets.


Need a New HOA Landscaper? Look no further!

When it comes to HOA communities, appearances matter. Many HOA communities have neighborhood parks in addition to a clubhouse and recreation center because they add value to the community. Friends and families gather here, enjoying a grassy area. But it must look appealing. After all, well-maintained grass areas add curb appeal, which helps retain residents.


If you’re unhappy with your current HOA landscaper, do your community a favor and make the switch to a trustworthy HOA landscaper who keeps communication lines open and takes pride in enhancing landscapes, big or small.


Experience Quality Service. The Difference…Is Growing


Westturf Landscape Management has maintained lawns in HOA communities, city parks, retail spaces, and other commercial landscapes for over 50 years. We were waterwise before it was “cool” to be waterwise. If you’re ready to upgrade your HOA landscaping service, call us at 760-650-3120 or get a free quote online.


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If you have a creative project in mind or are looking to make your HOA job more manageable, get in contact with Westturf Landscape Management. When it comes to quality efficient landscaping services, we have you covered. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Westturf Landscape Management
701 Mercantile Street
Vista, CA 92083
Phone: 760-650-3120

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