What to do, or not do, to have a lawn perfect ? What are errors of lawn maintenance in the spring to avoid ?

You’re impatient to get out the garden furniture to enjoy the cuddle of the first rays of the sun. Even if you have no doubt that in order to have a lawn perfect, proper care is necessary, mistakes are made. It is necessary to know which to avoid for the lawn maintenance spring.

The maintenance of the lawn in spring is a guarantee to spend a nice season to the outside

A condition to have a beautiful lawn in front of the house is to destroy the foam, by adopting a few practical rules and simple to follow. This task is done, your green carpet will be cleaned and you will realize the measures to be taken to ensure that the problem does not reiterate.

Some homeowners do more damage than they think when they try the lawn maintenance spring. Not to do too much, to avoid committing some mistakes in preparing the garden for the summer.

Properly maintain your lawn in the spring means do not walk too soon

This can be difficult for most people and really, how can we refrain from it after such a long winter and a few confinements in a row ? But even if it can be tempting to launch directly into a routine spring, it is best to let the grass breath. Wait until the soil is a little dry after thawing. Otherwise, you will harm not only the grass, but also to your health.

If your soil is already dry and very compact, the aeration is important. A roll of ventilation bores holes in the ground, which allows moisture and oxygen to penetrate and make the grass more healthy.

Do not rake over the lawn maintenance autumn is a double-edged sword

Perhaps, you have not composted leaves and this mixture of plant material is located between the green and the ground. The melting snow is finished, the «green needles» start to break through. Then, you notice a brownish spots clear in and around the grass. These organic debris may not decompose as quickly as they are produced, which leads to the formation of thatch.

On the one hand, this thin layer is important because it can protect the lawn from winter damage. For this reason, the owners simply choose to leave the stubble biodegradation alone.

On the other hand, they do not realize that a thick layer of thatch can choke the court or incubate insects and organisms to be infested with diseases.

Do not hurry to fertilize

Well, lovers of the lawn, you know well that the purpose of the fertilizer to help your grass to become green, thick and healthy. Before the fertilizer is applied in the court, you want the grass to be awakened the dormant season and has verdi a little. This is happening in a different time, depending on the region. If you fertilize earlier, you will waste can be fertilizer or worse, you’ll enhance the weeds grow faster than the grass itself.

The time to fertilize come, it is important to apply the right amount, not enough and too much, can have an impact on the appearance of your lawn. Make sure you read the instructions on the label of the fertilizer that you buy and apply them correctly. Before you begin, it is important to have a general idea of the size of your lawn.

In the spring, it is very important to remember that the temperature of the soil is what makes getting out of the turf dormancy, and not the application of fertilizer. Be careful not to over fertilize.

Leave things to the last minute is not part of a good lawn maintenance spring

A good maintenance of the lawn, as with everything in life, usually comes to the preparation. Until the weather improves, you can enjoy one last turn of the screw » to examine the mower, which will be greatly exploited and the revision of the tools in the garden shed.

Inspecting your lawn mower, you will be able to see the damaged parts, and address prior to the summer season : install a new spark plug, changing the oil, empty the fuel tank and remove the blades dulled for the sharpening. The sharp blades of the mower to allow a clean cut of the top of the plant, while the blades blunt can rip, shred and bruising the ends of the grass, which weakens the vitality of the grass. This type of injury can also be a place where the disease enters the plant. To check the engine and the rotation is also essential to protect your lawn. If the rotation rotates too slowly, this will result in injury to the leaves during mowing.

For those of you who do not have the hand handyman, take your mower to a small engine repair establishment or at your local hardware store for assistance.

Mowing the grass too short can weaken the lawn


This can be difficult for most people and really, how can we refrain from it after such a long winter and a few confinements in a row ? But even if it can be tempting to launch directly into a routine spring, it is best to let the grass breath. Wait until the soil is a little dry after thawing. Otherwise, you will harm not only the grass, but also to your health.

If your soil is already dry and very compact, the aeration is important. A roll of ventilation bores holes in the ground, which allows moisture and oxygen to penetrate and make the grass more healthy.

Seeding in the spring is not a good idea

The seeding in the spring often leads to adverse outcomes for the owner. The factors to take into account is that there are a lot of weeds active to compete with the new seed and their control can not be applied to the areas that you have seeded. In addition, the time of year is the most stressful for your grass is a cool-season fast approaching : the summer heat.

Many broadleaf weeds actively growing in the spring and any new seed of grass that you deposit will be directly in competition with them for the space of germination.

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