Pre-Spring Lawn Care Tips
Spring is almost upon us and if you’re like most gardeners, you can’t wait for the warmer weather to return. This is a good time to get stuck into the garden if you’re not still covered in snow. There are one or two jobs that you should be considering now if you want to have a great lawn this summer. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Hard rake your lawn – Get hold of a good old-fashioned hard rake and give your lawn a good hard raking. This will help to lift some of the old thatch so the air can get in the soil.
Re-sow thin patches – After giving your lawn a good raking, check for any thin patches in your lawn. If there are thin patches, use a lawn seeding tool to prepare the soil and oversow with summer lawn seed.
Remove all weeds – Check your lawn carefully for any weeds. If any are present, they will most likely be in their early stages of growth and easy to pull out roots and all. Do it now before they suddenly take off and spread across your lawn.
Control border invasions – If you don’t have lawn border barriers in place, check to see if any garden plants are invading your lawn, or whether your lawn is invading your garden. Cut through the invasions and remove them now.
These are simple tasks which, apart from hard raking, shouldn’t take too long. Get it done now and you’ll have far less to do when spring does arrive.