A beautiful lawn starts in early spring and by following a few simple tips you can have a jump start on it. And with spring is right around the corner it’s time to start thinking lawn care. Here are five fool-proof ways to help get your grass off to a great start this year. Your soft, green summer dream lawn starts right now!
Spring Into Action
Spring Clean Up Spring cleaning – And it’s not just for your house! In the early spring, rake up the lawn to remove any leftover dead leaves, fallen branches or general winter debris. These kinds of things can harbor fungus, disease and over-wintering insects.
Aeration Early spring is also a great time to aerate your lawn. Aeration helps reduce soil compaction and improve air, water and nutrient movement throughout the soil. It also helps reduce thatch, the spongy layer of dead leaves and debris that builds up between the soil and the grass leaves. Some thatch is healthy, but when the thatch gets deeper than ½” it starts to block water and nutrients from the grassroots. A good rule of thumb is to aerate twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
Weed Prevention We have saying around here, “An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.” If you’ve had weed troubles in the past, now is the time to start thinking prevention. Weed preventers – sometimes called “pre-emergents” by wonky garden center types – will stop the dormant weed seeds that are already in your lawn from sprouting. Applied during this early season, weed preventers can greatly reduce the amount of time spent pulling and spraying in the summer.
Re-Seeding If you’ve noticed some thinning or bald patches, early spring is also a great time to re-seed or over-seed. Think of it as Rogaine for your lawn! Just grab a handful of seed and sprinkle it on the bald spots like you’re feeding the chickens. Keep the areas nice and moist and you’ll have a full, thick lawn again in now time!
Fertilize As your lawn wakes up from its winter nap, it might need a little snack to get going. It’s an important time to fertilize your lawn and will bring a lawn back to life.
Beautiful Lawn Done Right
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