Spring Lawn Care:
- Vigorously rake your lawn and remove any debris. This wakes up the top surface of the lawn allowing new grass to grow.
- Dethatch your lawn if needed.
- Apply grass seed to bare patches or thin grass spots. Warming temperatures will allow new seed to germinate and grow.
- Time to test your lawn and garden soil. Bring in a bag of your soil to Bedford Fields for free pH analysis. Take 2-3 samples from various locations in your lawn from 3″ below the surface. For comprehensive testing, visit UNH Soil Testing website.
- Apply weed pre-emergent fertilizer to your lawn when the forsythia begin to bloom for maximum weed control. We recommend Jonathan Green’s Green-Up with Crabgrass Preventer. If you plan on seeding, we recommend Jonathan Green’s Green-Up for Seeding.
- Look for snow mold spots in your lawn and rake patches thoroughly to aerate. Snow mold fungus occurs in the early spring after the snow melts. Although unsightly, snow mold typically will resolve itself in time and new grass growth will return. Large patches of lawn affected by snow mold can be overseeded.
- Sharpen your gardening tools and mower blades. Clean cuts will encourage healthy growth of your lawn, trees and plants. We offer this service at Bedford Fields. Drop off your tools and they will be sharpened within a week.
- Apply Preen to gardens to prevent weeds.
- Look for signs of mole or vole presence and apply deterrents.
- Apply Deer Scram around borders of gardens to prevent deer eating your precious plants.
New American Lawn video by Jonathan Green