As I mentioned in this post, making the yard and lawn look pretty is my job. You know, because it's like decorating outdoors! The mister helps with any heavy lifting and our oldest helps by cutting the grass on occassion. But the garden and lawn care is left to me.
Since we moved into our new house late last fall, I honestly haven't really thought too much about the yard or the lawn. I have no idea if it was prepped properly for winter. But I know I want it to look nice – especially since I' have put a lot of thought into the other elements of the house's curb appeal (which I'm excited to share more about soon). I figure given that the calendar now says it's Spring, I really needed to make the time come up with a plan. So here it is…
4 Tips to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring
1. Fertilize your lawn. Choose a fertilizer based on your lawn and location. Follow all the package instructions to prevent damaging your grass.
2. Remove any visible weeds or thatch. It's good to get a fresh start in the spring.
3. Aerate your lawn. If your lawn is new (sodded or fully seeded within the last year) don't aerate. Otherwise aerating is very good for lawn health.
4. Overseed to fill in any gaps and thicken your lawn.
Here's a little visual I found to help too:
If you aren't sure what you're doing (and don't think you can learn) or you don't have time for DIY lawn care, consider hiring professionals like TruGreen to look after your lawn for you.
What do you do to get your yard ready for Spring? Any expert tips you've learned over the years? Do tell!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruGreen.ca. The opinions and text are all mine.
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