Did you know that American homeowners spend about $6.4 billion a year on lawn care, according to the Professional Lawn Care Association of America. I know it might seem a little early to start thinking of lawn care but within the next couple weeks the snow should be gone and the grass will start getting greener! Spring is the time to start creating a healthy summer lawn.
The following are some things you can do now to get a beautiful lawn this summer:
1. Aeration: recommended after the ground thaws to help manage thatch levels and loosen hardened and compacted soil.
2. Spring Clean up: pick up limbs and leaves that have been scattered about by winter storms and winds.
3. Starter Fertilizer: One you’ve completed the above, it’s time to hit the lawn with a nice dose of fertilizer to start the growing process off right.
4. Seeding: A general overseeding directly after the aeration is recommended to help the overall thickness of the turf.
Check out a more complete Spring lawn care list here: Lawn Care Tips.