Spring Lawn Care Steps to Prepare For Summer

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Our yards explode with color and growth in spring. But summer is right around the corner and with it comes heat and drought. Take these three key steps in spring and your lawn will be thick and green all summer long.

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STEP 1 Remove Debris Fall and winter debris will impede your lawns growth while increasing the chance of insects and disease. Clearing cold weather debris will make your lawn instantly look better and reduce the threat of insects of disease.

STEP 2 Aerate Aeration opens your lawn to breath, allowing oxygen, water and nutrients to penetrate deep into the soil. Core aeration is preferable to solid tines because it removes plugs of soil and thatch instead of just punching holes which compacts the soil. Core aeration gives room for root growth while creating channels for water and nutrients to reach deep into the root system. Walk-behind, tow-behind and manual core aeration tools are available at your garden supply store or online.

STEP 2 Fertilize Even in the northwest, summer brings heat and dryer conditions. Preparing your lawn to withstand these stressors begins with spring fertilizing. It’s best to fertilize shortly after aeration. It allows the fertilizer to quickly reach deep into the soil. Fertilizing in spring will give your lawn the nutrients needed to grow thick and green while developing a deep, robust root system that will stand up to the heat and drought of the summer season. There are differences in fertilizer so ask you garden supply store for recommendations for the type of grass in your lawn.

Take these steps to ensure your lawn can flourish all summer long.

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