When spring hits, the main thing about our lawn that comes to mind is mowing season! However, there is a lot more to having a great lawn each mowing season. Here are a few tips to help your lawn be renewed each year:
Spring Clean - When you think of Spring Cleaning you think of all the things in your home that needs a good cleaning, but, did you know your lawn needs it too? Sticks, leaves and other debris collected over the winter months needs to be removed from your lawn so it can breath. This gives it a chance to take in sun, water and food. If you leave matter behind, it can cause dead spots in your lawn and start mold issues as well. So, get out there and "sweep" that lawn free of debris! Other things that need to be cleaned is your lawn equipment. Dust off your mower, add some fresh fuel and make sure your other tools are good to go. That way you can work on your lawn at a moments notice and have it looking good from the get go.
Feed and Kill - It's also time to get rid of weeds and feed that lawn. As far as weeds go, I would consult an expert because you can kill a lot of good along with the bad if you aren't careful, however adding some fertilizer is a good thing! It's a great way to get a good start to your lawn loving season. Just remember a little goes a long way and the timing of it matters as well. Do some research before you buy that fertilizer.
Water is Life - Of course, having a good watering schedule will do wonders. Not everyone lives in an area that has consistent rain or dry spells so making up the difference with a good watering schedule will help a lot. Different types of grasses and what they need will vary in different regions, so be sure to do your research or get professional help so that you don't over or under water your lawn this spring and summer.
Your lawn may not need as much care as delicate landscaping, but, it does need some attention and care, so be sure to give it a bit of love as the mowing season starts and ends and you will have a lovely yard for your family to enjoy for a long time!