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Spring lawn maintenance

Updated Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Finally!! Spring has sprung, the grass is turning green and early spring flowers are starting to bloom. This was a long cold winter and I am looking forward to spending more time outdoors.

There is always one that home that has the lawn that is the envy of the entire neighbourhood. Have you ever wondered how they make it look so good? Here are a few suggestions to help you get your lawn looking it's best and ready for summer.


You can de-thatch by using a heavy rake to pull out old grass clippings that have been matted down into the grass. This will help water and air get to the roots of your grass helping it to grow strong and healthy.


Aerating your lawn can be done a few different ways. A machine can be used to poke holes into the grass to allow water and fertilizer and air into the roots of the grass helping it to grow strong and healthy.

If you live in an area with clay you should consider aerating every year because the ground tends to compact easily. If you are on sand you can aerate less often.

After you aerate add grass seed to help your lawn grow lush and thick. The holes that you added will allow the grass seed to go deep into the sole and grow great roots.

Lawn Rolling

Spring when the ground is wet is the ideal time to roll your lawn. The heavy roller runs over the bumps in your yard squeezing the water out of the ground and leveling it off. This is best done very early in the spring soon after the snow melts while the ground is nice and wet. Having a nice flat lawn will make it easier to cut and maintain during the summer.


Now is the time to add a spring fertilizer to your grass. The fertilizer will help to nourish your lawn so that it grows thick and green. Use a spreader to ensure even distribution to your lawn. If you don’t use a spreader you could end up with too much fertilizer in one spot causing burned spots or not enough in other areas causing your lawn to be uneven.


Spend the time now and you will be able to enjoy a beautiful lawn during the summer months. Go ahead, make your lawn the envy of the neighbourhood.


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