Spring lawns can be so unpredictable; once the snow has melted and the weather flips back and forth from cold to warm, our lawns might be silently whispering “help me”. Help your lawn – she needs you. So where do we begin? We have a few tips and tricks to share with you, along with our top 6 picks from Home Hardware to get you started on your lawn care journey. “Lawn care is self-care” – Noelle
Tip: Hold off on over-mowing in the Spring season, this can lead to the spreading of weeds (such as clover) which thrive in the Spring season in low cut conditions.
Now, let’s countdown our top 6 picks to get you started!
Our top 6 picks from Home Hardware can be used in so many ways for a variety of lawn care options! For us, this Spring we are focusing on fixing “bald spots” in the lawn due to backyard projects we had taking place earlier this year. Once we achieve a base layer of even turf, we can continue to use the grass seed and lawn food as needed to thicken the lawn in mid-Summer, and then again in the Fall.
A healthy lawn can take a few seasons to achieve, and once you’ve hit that level of golf-green status, you’ll want to continue to maintain your healthy lawn. There are so many benefits to working on your lawn, not only will you have a lush, soft space for the kids and pets to play on, but the actual process of working on your lawn can be very therapeutic and enjoyable!
Tip: Use a spreader to spread your grass seed on even turf areas. We’ll be using our spreader in the front yard, where there are no bald spots, to help thicken the overall lawn. Spreaders can be used for both fertilizer and grass seed.
If you’re focusing on “bald spots”, like in our backyard, you can use this process:
Tip: If you ever have any questions about your lawn care projects, the team at Home Hardware are experts and ready to help. For example, one year I tried to purchase a lawn food fertilizer and a weed killer product at the same time. The helpful staff pointed out to me that these two products shouldn’t be used at the same time. One helps to germinate the grass, and the other eliminates germination. They helped me navigate the correct lawn care items I needed for our front yard! If you need help, just ask; they’ve got the answers!
Stay tuned in the next few weeks while we keep an eye on the lawn and share our progress with you in IG Stories here.