Quick Lawn Recovery: The Basics of Spring Lawn Maintenance

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, June 10, 2013

The simple way to lawn maintenance and recovery

Quick Lawn Recovery: The Basics of Spring Lawn Maintenance

Spring lawn maintenance doesn't have to be a dreaded chore. These simple steps will help your lawn recover from the winter's rigors and get you out on the grass to play and relax:

Clean -- Rake your lawn lightly and look for problem areas that have developed over the winter. Are there high and low spots? Get out that shovel and even them out so they don't get scalped when you mow or collect water when it rains. How about compacted areas or thatch? Now is the time to stop the problem before it gets worse.

Fertilize -- Spring is the time to give your grass a boost of nutrients for the first flush of growth in the season. You may also need to judiciously apply insecticides or herbicides as your situation warrants.

Mow -- Taller grass is healthier, with a strong root structure and greater resistance to disease and pests. It may seem like cutting the grass shorter keeps you from mowing frequently, but the reality is that cutting no more than a third of the blade is best, with the added benefit of smaller clippings improving the soil when you allow them to stay on the lawn. A mulching mower really is an asset here.

Of course, the easiest way to do spring lawn maintenance is to call the Turf Care division at Modern Turf and let the experts do it. They have the experience and equipment to make your lawn perfect.

Contact us today to find out more for advice and everything you need for top-notch lawn maintenance.

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