Spring Clean Up
Be it a small suburban backyard, or a massive yard in the country, everyone’s lawn is going to need a little work to prepare it for spring. If you ignore it you’re going to end up paying for it for the rest of the year.
Here are some tips you can use to make the most out of your spring clean up!
Yep, spring raking. You might have raked away all your leaves in the fall but that doesn’t mean you’re done for the year! Spring raking is about fixing matted patches of grass and getting rid of thatch.
“Lawn thatch is the layer of mainly dead turfgrass tissue lying between the green vegetation of the grass above and the root system and soil below. This layer, if it becomes too thick (1/2 inch or more), can be bad for your grass and must be removed to maintain lawn health.” - The Spruce
Overseeding your yard is recommended in the fall when the frost can kill off any crabgrass but if you didn’t do it in the fall, you definitely need to for spring!
“Unlike spot seeding, which focuses only on bare or thin grass, overseeding can elevate the look of your entire lawn.” - Dash Lawn Care
If you take good care of your lawn, it’s going to thrive. Fertilizer is what makes it keep thriving all spring and summer.
“Every eight weeks, use an eco-friendly fertilizer — not only do these products promote strong root development and eliminate weeds, but they are also safe to use around children and pets.” - Home Depot
Tune-up your Lawnmower
After all that work on your lawn, you want to make sure you have a lawnmower that works. Fixing your lawn after it’s already begun to get overgrown is far more work than just fixing up your lawnmower early in the spring.
“Change the oil, air filter and spark plug. Clean the top and undercarriage, removing dirt and grass clippings-just be sure to detach the spark plug wire before working around the cutting blade.” - Scotts
Water, Water, Water
Everyone knows to water their gardens and potted plants but watering your lawn is just as important. Spring is naturally rainy but you can’t ignore those sunny days when your lawn is going to need some watering, especially if you seeded your lawn.
“Grass seeds need direct sunlight and regular moisture to begin to sprout, which can take up to three weeks. Be vigilant and water the seed daily, ensuring it stays moist but not wet.” - Home Depot
Be careful not to over-water as well. It helps if you avoid watering your lawn at night. At night your lawn will probably stay pretty wet instead of the water getting soaked up or evaporated. You don’t want your lawn sitting in water for hours!
Everyone needs to take care of their lawn just like they’d take care of their gardens. Your lawn is the biggest thing in your yard. People are going to see it, so you want it looking great!
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