Get the perfect lawn with these five easy tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
With spring approaching, it’s time to start getting your lawn ready for warmer weather. If your lawn took a beating this winter, there are some simple ways you can get your grass looking greener and healthier. Trust your lawn & garden experts and get the perfect lawn with these five easy tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
1. Stop Weeds Before They Grow
Using a preventative weed fighter is the best way to a greener, healthier lawn. Treat your lawn with a pre-emergence herbicide. This will help prevent weeds from popping up around your lawn in the first place. Plus, you only have to use pre-emergent herbicide once a year. It’s best to treat your lawn early in the spring before flowers and plants start to grow.
If you already have lawn weeds, you can pull or dig them up. You can also use a post-emergence herbicide, which will kill the weeds you have. However, these herbicides can also kill your grass. It’s better to take preventative steps to get rid of weeds. Blain’s Farm & Fleet offers a wide selection of pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides to safely rid your lawn of weeds.
2. Maintain Your Lawn Mower
It’s also important to maintain your lawn mower. As spring rolls around, you should prepare your lawn mower for another season of work. This means cleaning the engine, changing the oil filter and fuel, cleaning the undercarriage and sharpening the lawn mower blade. You can read through our checklist on lawn mower maintenance for a more in-depth look.
3. Water Your Lawn in the Morning
The best time to water your lawn is between 6 and 10 a.m. because your lawn will have the entire day to dry. You can also water your lawn between 4 and 7 p.m. if you don’t have time in the morning. Avoid watering your lawn between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. because it’s the hottest part of the day and most of the water will just evaporate. Find four more tips for watering your lawn with our Lawn Care blog.
4. Fertilize Your Lawn
Using the right lawn fertilizer at the right time can help you achieve a lush and green lawn. You can create a lawn maintenance schedule for a year-round fertilizing program. For a complete guide, read through our “How to Fertilize Your Lawn,” article.
5. Eliminate Yellow Lawn Spots
If you have a dog, you know about yellow spots on your lawn. Animal urine contains high levels of nitrogen that can burn grass. Create an area of mulch or gravel for your dog to go to the bathroom so you don’t have yellow spots on your lawn. There are, however, other culprits of a yellow lawn. Read through our lawn problems article to find the cause of your yellow lawn.
Nothing says spring like a fresh green lawn. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we know how to help you take care of your lawn and garden. Trust your lawn and garden experts. For more tips on lawn fertilizer, lawn care plans and lawn equipment, visit our Lawn Care blog.