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  • Writer's pictureTammy Andreakos

Spring Cleaning Check List

As the warm weather rolls in, it’s important to get ahead of lawn maintenance (and any summer-specific landscaping and hardscaping projects). Without a proper foundation, it’ll be a June-September of dead, sparse-looking grass... The opposite of what a new puppy is looking to roll around in.


Below are seven to-do’s for ensuring things start (and continue) strong:


Rake away the winter blues: Start by gently raking your lawn to remove any debris, fallen leaves, or dead grass that have accumulated over the winter months. This allows fresh air and sunlight to reach the soil, promoting healthy growth.


Aerate for airflow: Give your lawn a breath of fresh air by aerating it. Aerating involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow water, air, and nutrients to penetrate deeply, encouraging strong root growth and better nutrient absorption.


Seed and feed: Spring is the perfect time to over-seed any bare patches in your lawn and apply a high-quality fertilizer. Choose a fertilizer with a balanced blend of nutrients to promote lush, green growth without excessive shoot growth.


Mow like a pro: Adjust your lawnmower blade to a higher setting for the first few mows of the season. Cutting the grass too short can stress it out and make it more susceptible to weeds and disease. Aim to remove no more than one-third of the grass blade length at each mowing.


Hydrate wisely: Proper watering is crucial for a healthy lawn. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance. Early morning is the best time to water, as it allows the grass to dry before evening, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.


Weed out unwanted guests: Stay vigilant against weeds by pulling them out as soon as you spot them. Consider using natural weed control methods or spot-treating with herbicides for more stubborn sources.


Don't forget the edges: Define the borders of your lawn by trimming the edges with a sharp edging tool or a string trimmer. Crisp, clean edges give your lawn a polished look and prevent grass from encroaching into flower beds or walkways.


Once done, put out the patio furniture, grab a cold drink, and bask in the glory. Sweater will need to be on for the time being – but we’re oh-so-close!

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