But, before you get too happy, keep in mind there are a few spring lawn care tips you want to put into practice before it gets too late. These tips will help keep your lawn at it’s best and help your property really look great.
Follow a few of these, and you’re going to be able to enjoy a lush green yard all year...or at least until the snow returns!
This might not be the most fun of activities, but when it comes to lawn care much of it starts with taking a rake to the dead and dried out grass that has be hiding under the snow these last few months. Wait until the ground is dry and then spend a weekend getting as much up as you can.
With the ground clear of debris, you can start to tackle any brown or bald spots that have popped up on your lawn. This is where seeding comes into play. Be wary of the temperature first, though. While you may want to seed as soon as possible, wait until the threat of frost is over, when daytime temps are usually about 65 degrees.
While weeds can grow virtually all year round, they will typically start popping up in the springtime. Rather than wait until the summer to tackle them, start pulling weeds as soon as you can so they don’t take root. This could also be a good time to break out your weed killers and apply where needed.
Once your weeds are out and your seed is planted be sure to water your lawn to help the grass take root and grow. You don’t need to run your sprinkler system 24 hours a day but it never hurts to get your lawn watered once a week. If you’ve just planted seed in a few bald spots, give that area some extra water, especially on hot days.
You’re almost done! With all of the care you’ve put into your lawn now it’s time to get the grass to that perfect height. Did you know that if you cut your grass too short it can actually damage it and cause more weeds to grow? Avoid that by keeping your grass about 2 to 3 inches tall in the spring, summer, and fall.