How to Prep Your Lawn for Spring
They’re the words every homeowner loves to hear: “How do you get your lawn so green?”
The pros know a lush lawn starts before the weather warms up. But you don’t have to be a pro to get that green. Follow our easy steps to prep your lawn now for beautiful results later.
Rake up dead grass, leaves and branches. Spending a little time cleaning up dead foliage will help expose fresh, green grass beneath the surface. Make sure to rake out rock landscaping and shrubs, too.
Take your mower for a spin. Not only will it clean up your yard; it gives you a chance to tune up your mower early in the season. Cut the grass a notch or two lower than you normally would to help clear dead debris and expose young grass, then raise it back up for mowing later.
If you have a dog, follow this simple formula to fix those pesky pet spots:
- Dilute the area with water to remove remaining waste.
- Remove any dead grass and loosen the soil a bit.
- Mix some grass seed with topsoil and apply. We recommend Scott’s EZ Seed for Pets.
- Keep the area moist.
Finally, spread crabgrass preventer over the entire lawn before weeds have a chance to appear.
Throughout the spring and summer, you’ll want to fertilize about four times per year, six weeks apart. If you can’t fertilize that often, remember: spring and fall are the most important times to apply.
Here’s a quick shopping list to make sure you have what you need:
- Grass seed for pet spots (we recommend Scott’s EZ Seed for Pets)
- Crabgrass preventer (we recommend Scott’s Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer)
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