⦁ Clean Debris and Dethatch: Rake leaves, pinecones, twigs, fallen branches, and thatch to let your grass breathe and access sunlight.
⦁ Aeration: Aerate your soil to allow your lawn’s root system to access the sun, water, air, and nutrients from fertilizer.
⦁ Perform a Soil Test: Test your soil’s acidity and nutrient levels to determine the kind of fertilizer and care your lawn needs.
⦁ Fertilize: It depends on your fertilizing schedule and grass type, but this might be the time to apply a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer once your grass starts actively growing.
⦁ Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicide: Prevent crabgrass from growing in your lawn by treating it with a preventative weed killer.
⦁ Overseed Bare Patches: Plant grass seed as soon as the soil warms up to allow new grass time to establish itself before summer. Water twice a day on a regular basis until the grass has become well established.
⦁ Perform Lawn Mower Maintenance: Inspect your mower and sharpen the blades, change the oil, filter, and spark plug. You should also replace any necessary parts.
⦁ Mow Wisely: Start out mowing at a height of 3″ high in spring. Mowing low early in the spring chops off the dead tops of grass blades. Gradually raise the mower setting as the weather gets warmer. 3.5” in heat of summer.