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10 Tips for a Lush Green Lawn in Spring

10 Tips for a Lush Green Lawn in Spring

Spring is a season of rejuvenation, and your lawn deserves its own revitalization after the harsh winter months. To ensure a vibrant and healthy carpet of green grass, follow these 10 essential tips for spring lawn care from Baker's Ace Hardware. Whether you're a seasoned lawn enthusiast or a beginner looking to elevate your outdoor space, these tips will guide you towards a lush and thriving lawn.

Grass seed spreader on lawn

Tune Up Your Mower

Give your trusty lawnmower the attention it deserves. A smooth start to the mowing season begins with a comprehensive tune-up. Beyond sharpening the blade, change the oil, spark plug, and filter, and ensure the fuel tank is filled. Baker's Ace Hardware can provide the supplies you need for a hassle-free mower tune-up.

Rake for a Clean Slate

Raking isn't just for fall—spring demands a clean slate too. Remove fallen leaves, debris, and any dead grass that may have accumulated over winter. Rake when the soil is dry to avoid unintentional damage to healthy grass. For your raking needs, Baker's Ace Hardware has a selection of quality rakes to make the job efficient and effective.

Dethatch When Necessary

If the thatch layer is more than ½ inch thick, it's time to dethatch. Thatch, a layer of dead grass between the soil and grass roots, hinders nutrient absorption. Consider a specialized dethatching rake or seek advice at Baker's Ace Hardware for the right tools and guidance.

Aerate for Healthy Roots

Compacted soil can impede the flow of essential elements to your grass roots. Aeration introduces tiny holes into the soil, allowing water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots. Baker's Ace Hardware recommends renting or purchasing aeration equipment to ensure your lawn thrives.

Test Your Soil's pH

The ideal soil pH for a healthy lawn ranges from 6.0 to 7.0. Confirm your soil's acidity with a test kit, available at Baker's Ace Hardware. If adjustments are needed, apply lime with a fertilizer spreader. Get professional advice from Baker's Ace Hardware to ensure the right balance for optimum growth.

Mow High for Strong Roots

Maintain your lawn at a height of 3 to 4 inches by adjusting your mower to the highest setting. Taller grass promotes deeper roots, making your lawn more resistant to drought and weed invasion. Baker's Ace Hardware has a variety of mowers to help you achieve the perfect cut.

Overseed for a Fuller Lawn

Revive your lawn by over seeding bare patches. Choose the right turf builder blend for your grass type, available at Baker's Ace Hardware. After overseeding, nurture your lawn with a slow-release fertilizer for robust growth.

Weed Control Strategies

Combat weeds with pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides, depending on your lawn's needs. For effective weed management, choose the right products available at Baker's Ace Hardware and follow proper application guidelines.

Nourish with Fertilizer

Select a slow-release, nitrogen-rich fertilizer to fortify your lawn against drought and heat. Baker's Ace Hardware offers a range of top-quality fertilizers with varying NPK values to suit your grass type.

Combat Grubs

Check for grubs, beetle larvae that can damage grass roots. Baker's Ace Hardware provides traditional insecticides and organic alternatives like milky spore powder and neem oil to keep your lawn grub-free.

For all your spring lawn care needs, visit Baker's Ace Hardware. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in achieving the greenest lawn on the block. Reach out with any questions or for supplies, and let's make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood!

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