A long, harsh winter can leave your grass looking weary and worn out. In fact, after months of snow and ice, your grass may look more like hay. If you need some inspiration for getting started on your spring gardening project, this post is just what you’ve been looking for! We’ve collected some of our best advice for restoring your lawn by creating an environment that will keep it green, healthy, and looking its best throughout the coming season.
Here are 5 quick suggestions to help you revitalize your lawn this Spring and get it looking as green and healthy as possible:
- To begin, rake your grass lightly. By fluffing matted grass and allowing air and light to reach the soil, you can assist remove snow mold by lifting it up.
- Prepare early for any bare and thin locations. You should try to get those areas seeded as soon as possible since bare spots are where weeds like to emerge.
- Get your soil tested. Your lawn’s overall health and appearance may be affected by deficiencies in essential minerals or an acidic pH level. Look for nurseries or lawn care firms in your region that will provide samples for you to analyze. You might also DIY as an alternative option.
- Fertilize as soon as possible. Your lawn will be seeking food if you didn’t fertilize in the middle to late fall. Fertilizing now will encourage above and below ground activity to assist with early spring growth.
- Make your first cut short, only a few centimeters. This will remove some of the dead grass that accumulated over the winter. It will also allow for quicker soil heating, which will encourage development and allow sunlight to reach emerging grass blades.
You’ll be able to spend more time outside with your family this summer if you make a few small investments now and keep some simple repairs later.