We do spring cleaning for the inside of our homes and the same should apply to the lawn of our houses. Remember or yards need us to assist them in becoming beautiful.
What we want is to ensure good growth, fight off weeds and provide adequate watering so when it does get hot, our lawns stand a good chance of winning. Plus keeping all debris clear. All these things make up good spring cleaning for lawns.
Before we start to assist our yards we want to remove all debris from it. It will also help to gently rake through it to help separate the grass shoots. The grass stays pretty moist during the spring so we want to be gentle with it as we are caring for it. Avoid heavy traffic through it and using the rake roughly.
When we start cutting, make sure you have serviced your lawn mower so that the blades are nice and sharp. And this is also the time you want to cut high around 2 1/2 to 3 inches or the highest height for your type grass removing any dead tops. Be sure to follow the rule of no more than 1/3 off the top.
If you are planning to fix some bare spots by overseeding, you should avoid using any weed control prior to planting. Weed & Feed chemicals affect newly planted grass seed. But if not this the time to fight the weeds with fertilizers & weed killers.
If you are in a cool season area it is best to wait until the fall to plant but there is a chance to plant in the spring. Just catch the proper temperature for the soil which is around the 50 degrees mark.
If at all possible, aerate your soil because it will allow the seeds you might plant to get down in the soil for protection & will germinate better. Cool season areas should be done in the fall but spring is the next best time to do it.
Warm season grasses are late spring into early summer for aeration & planting.
This will also be a good time to top-dress with compost because all soils benefit from adding organic matter. Don.t forget to trim up your bushes and clean up around them.
Now you are ready for when the summer rolls in and your lawn should be pretty much ready as well. Keep it maintained properly and you should have a pretty decent looking yard.
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Thank you for visiting and I hope this was helpful in some kind of way.