Spring is a great time to get your lawn and mowing equipment ready for the warm spring and summer months ahead. Consider these spring lawncare preparation tips to help support, grow and maintain a healthy lawn all season long.
Spring Lawncare Preparation Tips
- MOWER MAINTENANCE
First things first, perform a basic mower maintenance check to ensure it’s in tip-top shape.
- WATER SYSTEM CHECK
Make sure hoses, sprinklers, or irrigation systems are in proper working condition to keep your lawn watered and looking its best.
- TIDY UP OUTSIDE
Spring cleaning doesn’t just happen indoors. Now’s the time to remove garbage, sticks, leaves, and other debris from your lawn.
- RAKE AND BREAK
Once free of debris, rake your lawn to break up its thatch layer and better direct oxygen and water to its root system.
- AERATE TO PROPOGATE
If your lawn has a tough, thick thatch layer, now’s a good time to aerate or dethatch it to help promote healthy root growth.
- ASSESS LAWN HEALTH
Closely inspect your lawn for mold, dead spots, or anything indicating fungal diseases. Also, address or repair any animal damage you may find.
- ‘SET’ TO MOW
When mowing the first time each year, set your blades about half an inch lower than normal. After that, raise them up to promote grass growth and weed control.
- HELP IT GROW
Overseed any thin or bare spots, fertilize to promote grass growth, and apply herbicide to fend off weeds.
Once you have your lawn prepped and ready to grow, check out Backyard Life‘s month-by-month lawn-care infographic for tips to keep your lawn green and looking great all season long.
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