Spring is the time to build or rebuild your
lawn into a healthy, thick ground cover.
Spring Lawn Care Tips:
Spring is the time
to get out and apply some springtime lawn care tips to your grass. Your lawn has had a long
winter and will require some basic lawn care in order for it to grow strong
and healthy through the summer months.
season starts there are a few things you can do
to get your lawn off to a healthy start.
When your lawn has dried
sufficiently from it's thaw and is firm enough to walk on, it's time to get
your favorite rake and get out for a little sunshine. Vigorously raking your
lawn in the spring is one of the best things you can do for your lawn.
dead grass and debris
and fluffs up the grass that has been compacted by snow load over the past
winter months. Caution: raking too soon in the season can remove healthy
grass as well as dead, wait for the grass to start growing before raking too
Spring is a
great time for over seeding
Overseeding is essentially sprinkling grass
clover seed by hand, adding new
seed to your current lawn so that it grows to be a thicker, more weed
resistant lawn. Grass seeds will have a much better chance at germination if
the temperatures are cool and the weather is wet, making spring and
ideal times for over seeding. Some insist on covering their grass over-seed with
topsoil, while others maintain that applying the grass seed after lightly raking to get soil contact is sufficient for spring
Consider rolling the lawn
if you feel extensive frost bumps or heaves. Roll the lawn in a side to side
pattern then again in an X pattern to get the most even coverage.
your lawn if your lawn has been compacted
by heavy traffic and you’ve noticed that it doesn’t drain as easily as it
once did, or if it has suffered heavy use or compaction in
Spring is also the time
to apply a slow release spring fertilizer.
See this page for more info.
With this minimal amount of care, your lawn will be off to a
great start this spring. The healthier we grow our grass in the
spring, the thicker it will be to shade-out weed germination and
provide a beautiful setting for family members to enjoy.