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Lawn Care Tasks Needing to Be Done for Springtime Care

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Some lawn care tasks you should do for springtime care. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

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There are several things you should do to get ready for the best-looking lawn this season.  As temperatures warm and days lengthen, you should watch your watering. By going easier on the irrigation, you force the roots to dig for water. That’s a good thing, as a deeper root system promotes healthier grass.

You should also punch holes in the grass. Aeration is important especially if you’re dealing with compacted turf on a lawn that endures heavy use.

A soil test will help with understanding what’s happening underneath the surface and if nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus levels need to be adjusted. It’s also a good idea to take the soil’s temperature, influencing everything from how much you water and when you fertilize to how frequently you mow.

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If your lawn has bare patches, it might be the right time to over-seed those spots. Just check the soil temperature and the weather forecast before seeding.

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Lawn Care Tasks Needing to Be Done for Springtime Care