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5 Spring Lawn Care Tips for your First Home

It's your first home, and your first spring after a long winter. Are you ready to put in the effort it takes to have a lush, green lawn? One that you can walk around in with your bare feet, throw a ball to the dog, or sit back and relax with friends? These 5 tips for spring lawn care will help get you on the right track and make your home the envy of the neighborhood.

 

 

 

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A long, cold winter can leave your lawn looking tired and worn out. Here's 5 quick tips you can do this Spring to get your lawn looking green, lush and vibrant:

 

  1. First, give your lawn a light raking. This will lift up matted grass and help remove snow mold by fluffing it up so air and sunlight can get to the soil.
  2. Seed bare and thin areas early. You want to get those spots seeded as soon as possible as bare spots are areas where weeds like to sprout first.
  3. Get your soil tested. Your soil might be missing basic nutrients or have a poor pH, which can affect your lawn's overall health and look. Check in your area for nurseries or lawn care companies that will send samples out for you. You can also shop for do-it-yourself kits as an alternative.
  4. Fertilize early. If you didn't fertilize in mid to late fall, your lawn will be looking for food.  Fertilizing now will stimulate both above and below ground to help with early spring grown.
  5. Make your first cut short, about 1 -1 ½ inches. This will cut away some of the dead grass left over from last fall. It will also allow sunlight to warm up the soil faster, stimulating grow and allowing sunlight to reach newly forming grass blades.

A little effort now, and some easy maintenance later will allow you and your family to enjoy your yard all summer long.

 

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Janet Veach
Janet Veach
Janet Veach is the Communications Specialist for Amerifirst Home Mortgage. As the former Communications Director with the Alzheimer’s Association in Central Illinois, she believes that building strong relationships leads to dynamic partnerships that can dramatically improve our neighborhoods and communities. The mother of three sons, she has heard many a good story, and specializes in creating content that educates, communicates our core values and promotes genuine relationships with our customers.

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