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Tips To Prep Your Lawn For Spring

It’s finally springtime! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming. This is also the time of year when many homeowners start getting their lawn in shape for the summer. If you’re one of them, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. This blog post will discuss everything you need to know about preparing your lawn for spring. This article will cover topics such as fertilizing, mowing, and weed control. So read on to learn more!

Rake Thoroughly

One of the most important things for your lawn to look its best this spring is raking. This task can seem tedious, but it’s pretty simple – just grab some leaves and rake them up! You’ll want to make sure that you remove all debris from underneath each blade and any dead plants that might attract unwanted pests. The only real challenge comes when you have a lot of trees on your property because then there will be more than enough work for two people (or even three). 

Aeration If Needed

Lawn aeration is another process that might be necessary this time of year, depending on your lawn and the climate you live in. Aerating helps to improve water drainage and air circulation, both of which are important for a healthy lawn. It also helps break up any compacted soil, which can become an issue if your lawn is left unused for an extended time. If you’re not sure whether or not you need to aerate your lawn, there are a few telltale signs. One is that the grass will start growing in clumps and will be less healthy-looking than the rest of the lawn. Another sign is if you see water standing on the surface after it rains – this means that the soil is too compacted and isn’t allowing the water to drain correctly.

Weed Control

Weed control is another critical aspect of lawn care, and it’s something that you should do regularly. Weeds can not only take away from the appearance of your lawn, but they can also be harmful to its health. There are various weed control methods, some of which are more effective than others. One popular option is using herbicides, either selective or non-selective. Selective herbicides kill only certain types of weeds, while non-selective ones kill all plants that they come into contact with. Another method is using manual removal – this involves pulling the weeds out by hand (or with a tool like a hoe). If you’re going to use this method, make sure to get the root of the weed and the stem.

Fertilize The Soil

Fertilizing the soil is one of the final steps in preparing your lawn for spring. It’s also an important part of maintaining a healthy garden because it helps plants grow strong and healthy roots, which means they’ll be less susceptible to diseases like root rot or powdery mildew. You can apply fertilizer by hand using granular fertilizer spreaders that are available at most hardware stores. However, if you have access to liquid fertilizers, this works just as well but requires less time to spread them across large areas. 

Mowing Your Lawn

The last step in preparing your lawn for spring is to mow it. You don’t have to do this right away, but you’ll want to make sure you do it before the grass starts growing too long. The height at which you should mow your lawn will depend on the type of grass that you have, so it’s best to check with your local hardware store or garden center for specific instructions. Generally speaking, most people prefer to keep their lawn at the height of two and a half inches.

Conclusion

Preparing your lawn for spring is a time-consuming process, but it can help you maintain a healthy and attractive yard all year long. This article has provided some basic information on what to do and helpful tips that will be sure to make this process easier. You may also want to consider hiring an expert landscaper if the task of preparing your lawn if it overwhelms you with too many decisions. They’ll have more knowledge about how best to deal with different types of weeds, pests, and other challenges faced by gardeners in various climates around the world, so they should be able to give you advice tailored specifically for your situation!