Spring Lawn Care: Mower Maintenance

The best time to perform lawn mower maintenance is at the end of the season in late autumn, but not everyone has the time. If you missed your chance then, be sure to perform this maintenance in early spring before your first mowing. Doing so will ensure your mower runs well and reliably, and that your lawn gets cut the right way.Fuel in the Fuel TankThe only thing you should never leave until...
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Spring Lawn Care: Mowing Taller

Mowing taller is the best thing you can do for the health of your lawn.Many people choose to mow their grass short, thinking they can save some time by delaying their lawn’s next mowing. Not only are they wrong, they’re ruining their lawn’s health and assuring that any lawn care program will be significantly less effective.Why Tall?Think of a blade of grass like a tree; the taller it is,...
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Spring Lawn Care: Preventing Weeds

Spring is the best time for preventing weeds before they begin growing in earnest. This is called Pre-Emergent Weed Control, and there are two types of products available: chemical pre-emergents and corn gluten meal. Chemical Pre-emergentsChemical pre-emergent weed control products are powerful stuff. Usually applied in late fall or early spring, these chemical herbicides prevent the germination...
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Spring Lawn Care: Spot Seeding

Bare spots on your lawn should be addressed immediately, regardless of the season. With spring here, April is a great time to look for areas of your lawn that could benefit from spot seeding.These areas can often be found along the edges of your lawn by a driveway or sidewalk; a winter’s season of shoveling, snow blowing and plowing can sometimes damage nearby grass. Thin areas, however, can...
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Spring Lawn Care: Snow Mold

Snow mold is a type of fungus that affects lawns over winter, appearing as patches of light brown grass after the snow melts. Fortunately, the grass isn’t dead, but only looks that way after a long, hard winter. It will recover with some proper care, and there are ways to help prevent or minimize its occurrence in the future.Snow Mold RecoveryTo help your lawn recover, use a rake to lift and...
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