As part of your lawn care plan for the year, you may want to lay turf on your lawn or sow seeds. If so, you should do so at the beginning of the spring season. It’s the perfect time, because we’re not as likely to experience frost then, the soil is easier to work with, and you will be more successful at laying down turf than you would be at any other time of the year. Since soil is warmer in the early spring, now is the ideal time to sow seeds. We also usually get enough rain this time of year to ensure the seeds are able to grow.
Another great idea for taking care of your yard is to get rid of the dead grass on your lawn. This will make it more visually appealing and healthier as well. Make sure you use either a mechanical scarifier or a spring-tined rake.
Lawn care during the summer months should involve fertilizing your grass only if your local weather forecast calls for a significant amount of rain or you’re prepared to water your yard sufficiently. If you are experiencing a drought, or getting rain but not enough rain, consider using kelp tonics to feed your grass, because regular fertilizer will kill your grass if the weather does not cooperate.
Following these tips will help you to have a beautiful looking lawn to come home to every night. You will be proud of your lawn, and your neighbors will wonder how you did it.
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