As we begin to have warmer days, and leaves begin to form on the trees it is time to start to think about how we are going to prepare our lawn for the spring and summer season. These are some tips to help you to have a green and healthy lawn that will be the envy of all of your neighbors.
Grab Your Rake – Before you mow your lawn for the first time this year, taking the time to rake your yard with a spring tine lake will help to remove thatch and and loose grass. Raking will also remove any leftover leave from the fall that have remained throughout the winter. Removing thatch and excess material will allow the water and air to reach your grass easier.
Fertilize – Apply spring fertilizer approximately three weeks after your grass begins to green. Be certain to use the appropriate fertilizer for the type of grass that is in your lawn and follow the directions on the bag to insure that you don’t over fertilize or burn your lawn. You may also want to use a fertilizer that offers weed control if weeds are a problem for you.
Overseed – Now is the time to repair any bare spots you may have noticed at the end of the season last year. Use a high quality seed the matches the style of lawn that you currently have and follow directions on the package.
Mower Maintenance – Before the season begins, give your mower a tune-up and make sure that it is running its best. If you notice any issues, scheduling a repair appointment early in the season may be easier than after everyone is already mowing.
Water is the Key to Success – Monitor your lawn for signs of drying out. Most lawns need an inch of water per week, whether from rain or a spring lawn care routine with a garden hose, sprinkler or irrigation system.
Effective lawn care in the spring can save you time and effort later in the year. Follow these lawn care tips to help your lawn to stay green.
Susan Brewer Service First Real Estate (636)936-8600
Published on 2023-03-18 03:01:29