Time to get the yard ready for Spring!

Posted on April 9, 2013

Your lawn may look a little sad right now but it certainly doesn't need to stay that way!  Give your grass some attention now and you will see the benefits all summer long.

STEP ONE:  Aerate your soil

Compacted soil is hard for water, air, and roots to penetrate, and that makes it harder on the grass.  You can either go to your local equipment rental store and get a core aerator or call a local lawn company to come and do it for you.

STEP TWO: Mow the old grass low

You need to be sure and mow that old, brown grass low to remove thatch, an accumulation of dead stems and leavess.

Heavy thatch prevents water and nutrients from reaching the roots and promotes disease.

STEP THREE: Stop Weeds

As the temperature begins to reach 70, lawn weeds begin to spout.  Stop them by applying a pre-emergence lawn weed preventer.  Once it is watered in , it forms a barrier atop the soil to keep weeds from sprouting.  Be sure and do this after you aerate.

These are just a few of our tips.  We try to use them for all of our model homes in Carrington Lakes, Valencia, Belleau Wood and The Ranches. What are some of yours?

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