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Quick Spring Lawn Care Checklist

Posted on March 21, 2018 in Garden, Garden Tips, Spring Gardening

Written by West Coast Gardens

Caring for your grass as a living plant (rather than an outdoor shag carpet) can take a bit of planning but it all pays off in the end with a lush and green lawn surrounding your home! To help you out we’ve divided your lawn care activities by month, below:

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March

This is the month to start thinking about your lawn and taking stock of what kind of condition it’s in after winter! 

Time to Lime!

Grab a bag of limestone (Dolopril or another favourite brand) and spread it over your lawn. This helps your lawn by creating a neutral PH and allowing it to absorb calcium and iron better.

TIP: We offer free spreaders you can borrow to make sure the lime is distributed evenly and more effectively as well as quicker! 

April

After 2-3 weeks you’ll notice your limestone has activated and your grass will be getting greener! Now it’s time to make sure it stays green and lush.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Your grass is getting hungry! Choose a fertilizer with a high nitrogen level to spark some serious growth in your lawn.

TIP: The first number on your fertilizer bag refers to the nitrogen level. Make sure it’s a larger number than the other two. 

Start the Moss Battle

If you know your yard is under constant attack from moss, then this is the month to start fighting the good fight. Use moss killer in  the affected areas as a warm-up during April. If you have a lot of moss, then you should dethatch your lawn as well, to completely get rid of it.

Overseeding

Add in some density and fill in the bare spots with overseeding! This is when you get to create an beautiful carpet of grass across your yard for everyone in the neighbourhood to envy. Borrow one of our grass spreaders to get an even coating of seeds.

TIP: Choose a grass seed that is right for your location. Shady, sunny, front yard and back yard…there’s many kinds to choose from to make sure it’s a success!

June

Everything is going great…or so you think.

Crab Grass

A common problem we see is crab grass, sneaking up on you and then suddenly taking over the lawn! The trick to crab grass prevention is not to cut your lawn too short. The longer stems of grass provide shade for your soil, and stop the sun from germinating all those crab grass seeds. (Plus it feels pretty good between those toes too!) 

TIP: Leaving that lawn a little longer can also help retain moisture, which means less watering during the hot months!

July

Relax and enjoy!! But never forget your lawn is a growing plant, and needs you to keep an eye on it!

Fertilize for Summer

We recommend giving your lawn a boost in the summer by fertilizing at the beginning of July. This helps your grass stay strong during the stressful hot months of the year. 

TIP: We also recommend fertilizing in the fall, to keep your lawn healthy until the spring pops up again! 

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Now it’s time to lay back, barbecue something delicious, and enjoy your healthy, lush, green grass. If you have more in-depth questions you can take a look at our full  Spring Lawn Care Bootcare Guide.

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