Chris' Corner: Early Spring Lawn Care

Early Spring Lawn Care

Although the windchill was -15C this morning and there are a few inches of snow on the ground here in New Tecumseth, Spring is here for good!!! Here are some steps you can take now or in the very near future to ensure a healthy lawn 
lawn

  • Deeply and thoroughly rake your lawn
  • Check for grass compaction - aerate if necessary
  • Test soil for nutrient content and pH levels
  • Add fertilizer, top dressing or lime as necessary
  • Check and service your lawn mower - if you need to replace consider a more environmentally friendly model (two stroke gasoline engines are notorious polluters)
  • Ensure that your first cut is a very light one to reduce damage to existing ground cover

If your lawn is beyond redemption, and you feel that you need to replace it, why don't you consider re-seeding with an environmentally friendly lawn covering?

Here is a post on environmentally friendly lawn solutions

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Comment balloon 2 commentsChris Smith • March 24 2011 10:45AM

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Great advice for a healthy lawn Chris. I love the coolness that grass provides during the summer and the lushness under my bare feet!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Wanda, we re-seeded with eco-grass, a combination of ryes and fescues that do not need weeding, feeding or watering once established (their roots are more than a foot deep).  The blades are narrow compared to kentucky blue grass, but they are so soft on bare feet.  We keep the grass longer than normal.  It tends to grow about as quarter as fast as regular grass, so we have to cut it less often.

Valerie, I bought a push mower also, but our new home is on just over an acre, too much to do manually.  I do use the push mower for edging. I think the push mowers give a better cut, more like a scissors than shearing.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

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