Spring Lawn Preparation

fertilizeQuestions many customers have is:

What do I have to do to prepare my lawn for spring?

  • The answer , in most cases, is very little. The exception being the areas of matted down leaves and debris that are smothering the grass. These areas should be raked up as soon as possible in the spring. A good tip we give our customers is to lower your mower deck setting one notch and bag the clippings for your first mowing of the year. Doing this will clean up all the small leaves, twigs and miscellaneous debris that have accumulated over the winter and will promote an earlier green up of the lawn. (After the first mowing, be sure to raise the mower deck setting back to 3 inches for the rest of the mowing season)

Should I seed my lawn this spring?

  • The answer, in most cases, is no. For various reasons fall (August 15th – September 15th) is the best time to seed. Lawns with thin turf or bare areas smaller than a foot in diameter will fill in with fertilization and normal spring rainfall. Due to the difficulties associated with spring seeding it is recommend that larger bare dirt areas be sodded for best results.

Should I have my mower blade sharpened

  • The answer is, yes. Mower blades should be kept sharp for best result. Spring is an excellent time to make sure your mower is performing properly. This includes oil and filter change, tires inflated properly, mower deck checked for even cut and blades sharpened.

For more lawn care questions, visit our lawn care services page or directly contact us via the form in this upper right site of this post.

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