5 Lawn Care Tips for Spring
Raking your yard to remove winter debris and dead grass is key. This will expose any dead, thin or bare patches needing attention. Raking also preps the earth for better seed to soil contact when reseeding.
When you use a core aerator, its metal tines will pull out small plugs of soil. This is a way to promote more drainage for the soil, which also increases water movement, bringing valuable nutrients and oxygen to the ground. All these benefit new growth..
Putting seed down now will repair winter-damaged areas to establish better growth before summer. The longer new seed has to take root, the healthier and stronger your lawn will be for summer when it gets the heaviest use.
After you’ve reseeded, you’ll want to water lightly on a regular basis, keeping the soil damp. If you live in the Pacific NW as I do, you’ll want to avoid reseeding before one of our heavy rainstorms. This will only wash your seed away.
Can you Plant Grass in the Spring?
Lawns should be mowed for the first time in the spring when the grass reaches 3 inches in height.
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