Even if your lawn was not under a lot of snow most of the winter it will still need some tender loving care to start the spring with. This will ensure your lawn stays lush and green for you throughout the summer months. Keep reading for two tips on what you can incorporate into your lawn care routine.
Fill in Bare Patches
If there are bare patches on your lawn you need to fill them in. If you do not, weeds will fill up these areas. Purchase grass seed to plant in these areas. If you are not sure what kind of grass you have take a sample of it with you to a garden center. You could also purchase a sod patch to have instant grass in these areas.
No matter if you choose grass seed or sod you need to make sure the soil is ready first. First, remove all weeds and then loosen the soil with a rake or another tool. If you are planting grass seeds, you first need to sow the seeds and then cover the seeds lightly with fresh topsoil. Once the topsoil is laid tamp it down to keep it secure. If you purchase sod, cut the patch so that it fits properly into the area and then press the patch firmly into the soil. This is important as the sod needs to have good contact with the soil to start growing well.
If your lawn has a lot of weeds they will compete with your grass when it comes to water and nutrients. If you only see a small number of dandelions or other weeds you can pull them out by hand. If you see a lot of weeds on the lawn purchase organic herbicide to put on the lawn. What you purchase will come with instructions on how to use it. You can purchase this herbicide at garden centers or online.
Make sure you take care of the weeds in the early spring so your grass will not have to compete with them when it starts growing. You also need to keep an eye on the lawn throughout the growing season and remove weeds when you see them. It can be easy for weeds to get out of control on a lawn, which makes them much harder to remove.
There are many more things you can do to keep your lawn healthy, such as fertilizing the lawn and knowing how to properly mow.Share