Preparing your Lawn for Spring

There may be no better time to get your home in tip top shape than spring. This includes both the inside and outside of your home. Once you have tackled all of the interior spring cleaning jobs, it is time to get outside and get the outside of your home ready for the upcoming summer. As the premier real estate agent in the North Delta real estate market, I would like to offer you the following three spring lawn care tips to get your lawn ready to grow and bloom.

Preparing Your Lawn
Have a quick look at your lawn and see how it faired over the winter. What you are looking for is dead spots or areas that are covered with debris. These are considered trouble spots and will need some preparation before summer. Other areas of concern are high traffic areas where the grass may have been worn thin and uneven areas where water may pool and collect.

Once you have identified the problem areas in your lawn, you will want to correct them. If you have low areas, fill them in with top soil. Clean up any debris and give your lawn a much needed rake. This will help remove any dead grass and allow oxygen to get down into the roots of your lawn.

Even a healthy lawn can use a reseed every now and then. Once you have gotten all of the prep work out of the way, it is now time to reseed your lawn with grass. This will allow grass to grow on any high traffic area or areas that have top soil on them.
Before reseeding your lawn, do some research or talk to a landscaper to see what type of grass seed you should use for your lawn. Grass seed is weather and climate dependent, and is influenced by the amount of sunlight, temperature and precipitation levels. Find the grass seed that best suits your needs.

Once you have laid down a fresh layer of grass seed, it is important to properly fertilize your lawn. Look for an environmentally friendly fertilizer and read how to properly apply that brand of fertilizer to your lawn. A slow release nitrogen fertilizer is ideal. Make sure to properly water your lawn after you have applied the fertilizer and apply the fertilizer on a warm spring day because extreme cold or heat can affect the efficiency of the fertilizer.

So is all of this spring lawn care really worth it? Remember, a properly prepared, fertilized and seeded lawn will become a weed free lawn later in the summer. The healthier your lawn, the less work you will have to do in the summer months to maintain it, leaving you more time for summer fun! If you have any more questions about how to improve your beautiful North Delta Real Estate you can drop us a line any time.

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