A clean and healthy lawn is always a worthwhile investment. Here are some easy steps you can take to make that goal attainable without having to spend every waking moment glued to your grass!

Photo: Flickr/Falk Lademann
Photo: Flickr/Falk Lademann

Treat Weeds as Needed.

Not all invasives can be tackled with the same approach. Applying a pre-emergent is helpful for certain weeds such as crabgrass, but to go after weeds later in the season a hands-on approach is necessary. If you are not looking for a long term or professional solution, there are many spray applications available at hardware stores.

Photo: Flickr/Gregory Garnich
Photo: Flickr/Gregory Garnich

Perform Regular Maintenance.

Once or twice a year, in either the Spring or Fall, it is important to reseed the lawn and aerate the soil. By doing so you will create a thick, even turf that is less susceptible to weeds and further damages.

Photo: Flickr/Danny Hahn
Photo: Flickr/Danny Hahn

Be Attentive.

The title’s “Spring” and “Summer” can be very misleading. Make sure that you pay attention to the weather and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. If there is an extended dry period, water at least once every couple of weeks. Vise versa, a week or so of rain means that you do not have to worry about your watering your lawn. If anything, turn your irrigations services off, there is nothing to gain from over-watering!

Photo: Flickr/John S. Quarterman
Photo: Flickr/John S. Quarterman

Don’t Over Fertilize!

Fertilization. Fertilization. Fertilization. The one-stop shop for all your lawn care needs as advertised by many providers. As helpful as these services can be, make sure that you do not over indulge. Too much of these services can lead to thatch or uneven buildup in your lawn, often causing you to mow more often.

Photo: Flickr/Troy Williams
Photo: Flickr/Troy Williams

No! Not the Worms!

Grub worms have become an increasingly bigger problem in the Richmond metro area. Specifically seeing a large growth in their size, the bigger they become, the more roots that they eat and further grass that they damage. Look into specific treatments for grub worms as they are not usually treated by a more general weed and feed application. If you have had them before, there is a good chance you will have them again, so be wary and take the necessary steps to make sure your lawn isn’t victimized this year as well!

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