5 Spring Lawn Care Tips to Revive Your Tired Lawn

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Winter is unreasonably gloomy and by the time it ends you’re quick to bask in the sun and take deep breaths of the fresh spring air, even if it’s still only 50 degrees. You aren’t the only one who welcomes spring with enthusiasm. Your grass has been patiently waiting to feel the warmth and breathe the same air you do. Just as you revive your weary self from the winter months, utilize these 5 spring lawn care tips to revive your tired lawn.

1. Let it breathe

If you love the smell of spring, imagine how the grass feels after being weighed down by snow and ice all winter. Take some time to poke a few holes in your yard to improve oxygen circulation. Some people use a tool designed to help grass breathe, but if you don’t want to go on the hunt for one, you can just walk around your yard wearing spiked shoes.

2. Eliminate weeds and test your lawn’s health

Before you go into full force lawn revitalizing mode, you need to examine the health of your soil and grass. Take the time to rake carefully to eliminate weeds and loosen up the soil. Avoid heavy raking and yard work until the soil dries out. If you’ll be planting new grass this spring, be sure to test the pH of the soil. Testing might seem like a hassle, but it’ll keep you from dumping money into your yard down the road.

3. Trim off just the top

Despite common belief, if you cut your lawn shorter you won’t necessarily have to mow less often. The shorter you mow your lawn the more stress it places on the roots. If you’re looking to have a luscious green lawn, try raising the mower to the top latch so you’re only clipping the top third of the grass.

4. Give it a drink

You need water to function efficiently and so does your lawn. You don’t need to water your lawn every day, but when you do give your grass a drink, make sure you water deep. If you test your soils’ pH you can also learn what type of soil it is. This information will tell you how much you need to water your grass.

If you’re watering newly seeded grass, water it every day. Your goal is to dampen the seeds without causing runoff.

5. Feed your grass

You can fertilize your lawn organically using compost and mulching mowers. However, you can also use chemical fertilizers if you prefer. Too much fertilizer in the spring can be potentially harmful to your grass depending on the type. Stick to a lighter feeding in the spring and a heavier one in the late fall.

Put the bounce back in your step…and your lawn

Spring is a rejuvenating experience for you and your lawn. While it may be tempting to get started right away, your lawn needs to wake up naturally like you do. If you delay starting and utilize these 5 tips your lawn will bounce back before you know it.

What other spring lawn care tips do you have?

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