Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips to Get You Started

Getting started with lawn maintenance can be difficult to do on your own if you’re not sure where to start. But with the right knowledge, it’s easier than you might think. If you are eager to get started but don’t know how, keep reading for some helpful tips that will help get your lawn off to a great start this season.

Mow at the Right Height

If you don’t mow at a height that’s right for your lawn, you’re missing out on some of your lawnmower’s full potential. Think about it like investing in a new work wardrobe—sure, if you wore something every day and never changed it, your clothes would look better over time. But they wouldn’t look as good as they could! The same is true with your lawn: You want to be sure to maintain a perfect height so it can continue looking its best. It also reduces wear and tear on both the mower blades and your grass—keeping you spending less on maintenance down the road. So how do you know what height is right for your lawn?

Know What You’re Dealing With

If you’re new to lawn care, or want a refresher, it’s important that you know what you’re dealing with. The tips below can help even seasoned gardeners get their yards looking sharp. If you don’t know where to start, start with these four maintenance tips: check your mower blades (and sharpen if necessary), fertilize your lawn (timing is key), rake and collect yard debris (leaves and other plants) so they don’t clog your lawn and finally, spread topsoil on thin patches of ground.

Learn How Much Water Your Yard Needs

Before you buy new mower blades or make other big-ticket lawn maintenance purchases, it’s a good idea to learn about how much water your lawn needs in order to stay healthy and green. For example, if you’ve had problems with your current mower or have decided that you’d like a new model, be sure it has either mulching or bagging features; many homeowners opt for both depending on what they need their mowers for. If you live in an area where leaves fall during certain times of year, mulching is great way to keep them from taking over your yard and smothering plants and grasses. And because it also chops up clippings into smaller pieces, mulching is actually better for your lawn than traditional bagging.

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