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How to Get Ready for Spring with Lawn Maintenance

Limit lawn damage - Get Ready Spring with Lawn Maintenance
  • To avoid long-term damage, stay off your lawn right after the spring thaw. 
  • Rake your lawn to remove thatch, a layer of dead material consisting of stems, leaf sheaths and roots found between green vegetation and the soil surface.
Fertilize - Get Ready Spring with Lawn Maintenance
  • Selecting the right fertilizer depends on your lawn’s needs and any persistent problems. 
  • Try a slow-release fertilizer with a crabgrass protector or an organic fertilizer. 
  • Use a seed-spreader cart to ensure the right amount of fertilizer and its even distribution across your grass.
Seeding and liming - Get Ready Spring with Lawn Maintenance
  • Use grass seed to isolate an area of your lawn where growth is sparse. 
  • Add lime to your fertilizer to add essential minerals and help increase the fertilizer’s efficiency.
Ongoing care - Get Ready Spring with Lawn Maintenance
  • Mow your lawn every 10 days during the growing season and keep the height between ½ - 3”, depending on the type of grass. 
  • In warmer months, let the grass grow longer to avoid a buildup of weeds and the ground from drying out. 
  • Sharpen your lawn mower blade and clean the engine at the start of the growing season to guarantee a clean cut. 
  • Step on and off your grass and then watch how fast the blades bounce back. If the blades take more than a moment to bounce back, are wilted or curled, or dull in color, it may be time to water.