Keep your lawn, green, plush and weed free with this easy to follow guide. Usually if you live in a seasonal climate, every spring you need to remove all leaves and debris left over from previous fall and winter.
Make sure if you live in a seasonal climate, that every spring you remove all leaves and debris left over from previous fall and winter.
Sharpen or replace worn lawn mower blades, at least every other year.
Let your lawn grow 3-4" high prior to the first cut of the season. Only cut the top 1/3 of your grass ( cutting to low is unhealthy and will cause burn out ) Also, cutting your lawn in different directions each time will help with thickening of lawn. Do not bag your clippings each time. The cut-offs break down quickly and add needed Nitrogen into your soil.
Apply a fertilizer with a broadcast spreader twice a year, buy a good brand fertilizer its a little extra cost but you'll notice the difference. (I like to use Scotts brand, weed and feed) apply in early Spring and Late Summer. the best time are around Mothers Day and Labor Day this makes it easy to remember.
In Late Fall, especially if you live in a colder climate, its best to add lime to your lawn. This will help with early greening and keep the weeds to a minimum in the Spring. Follow these steps and you will surely be the envy of all your neighbors.