Spring lawn care

Spring Lawn Care Steps

Spring lawn tips for homeowners 

Spring lawn care tips are important and here are several things you can do to help your lawn recover this spring. 


The first spring lawn care tip is to use a leaf rake to remove any dead grass or thatch.  Remember, your spring lawn has been dormant during the winter and it will welcome the help. New growth needs sunshine to flourish and, removing old dead grass will allow for more sun. Your new spring lawn will apreciate your extra effort.

Bare spots

Next, add a layer of topsoil to help promote new growth therefore, if needed, transplant healthy grass from other areas of your lawn to the areas that are bare. This can easily be done with a post hole digger. Just punch out a small grass plug from any area of the lawn that is healthy and tranplant it over to the bare area of the lawn. Remember your initial spring lawn tip and make sure the dead grass or thatch has been removed first.

Lawn Fertilizer

Suitable for spring lawns

The next spring lawn tip is to add fertilizer to the lawn to prepare for the green-up that is about to occur. Peninsular is currently providing Quantum Growth®, a fertilizer application which includes nitrogen and potassium which stimulates root growth. Water it in properly so the roots can absorb the nutrients but, don’t overwater because too much moisture will cause disease and encourages weed growth. 

Check mower blades

Next, be sure to check your mower blade to make sure they are sharp. Dull mower blades cause an uneven cut which can lead to disease issues like fungus.  An even cut allows the grass to heal more easily and your lawn will look better as a result.

pH levels

Finally, test the pH level of your lawn because it will tell you which nutrients are lacking. Not everyone has a pH soil meter so, calling on Peninsular Pest Control for that test is not uncommon.

Handheld pH soil tester
Use a handheld pH meter to check the pH level in your soil.

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