As the snow melts, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about revitalizing your lawn for summer! Spring is the perfect time to get to work on your lawn, because it will set it up for success for the rest of the year, so you can enjoy it as long as possible before it gets cold again later this year. If you’re tired of looking out your window at a dry and patchy lawn, here are our tips to bring your lawn back to life this spring!
Dethatch with a rake
Thatch is dead or drying grass. A small amount of it is good for your lawn, but too much of it can suffocate what’s left and keep it from growing. The easiest way to dethatch your lawn is to take a stiff yard rake, and rake over your grass, throwing away the thatch that comes up.
Compacted and hard soil won’t promote a beautifully lush lawn. If your lawn is small, you can use manual aeration shoes to poke holes into your lawn and promote growth. If your lawn is larger, you can rent a gas-powered aeration tool.
Fixing dead and bare spots
As your lawn begins to grow back, you may notice dead and dry spots. These are easy to fix! Flush the area with water, rake out the dead grass, and then level it with soil. You can now reseed this area, and it will grow back in line with the rest of your lawn.
Make sure it gets enough water
Every lawn needs water in order to grow and thrive. If you don’t have an in ground sprinkler system, you can purchase an inexpensive sprinkler, and attach it to your garden hose. Make sure you time your watering sessions, to avoid overwatering. You can also purchase a timer that will automatically turn your hose off for you, once your lawn is adequately watered.