To get your yard ready for summer, you need to start doing some work around this time. The rough winter months can leave your grass and garden in need of some maintenance.
Here are six easy tasks to get your yard ready for summer fun:
Clear Leaves and Debris
If you were not able to do some leaf pick up in the fall, now is the time to do it. Remove any fallen branches and other tripping hazards that can cause bodily injury on your property.
Aerate Your Lawn
Aeration lets grass breathe and also lets water and nutrients reach the roots better to keep your grass healthy. Experts recommend aerating your lawn every 1 to 3 years but visiting high traffic areas more frequently.
Reseed Bare Spots
Ideally, reseeding bare patches should be done in the fall. However, you can still do this during the spring and summer seasons. To reseed bare, till the soil and spread the seed and finish by adding some fertilizer.
Fertilize Your Grass
Different grass types need to be fertilized in different ways. Research your grass type and fertilize it accordingly. Fertilizing should be done 30 days before the peak of summer.
Water Your Lawn
Most types of grass need about 1 inch of water a week. Ideally, you should water your lawn during the early morning or after the sun sets so the grass can absorb the most water without the sun drying it up.
Keep Your Grass Mowed
Mow your grass about once a week. Try to keep your grass 2.5 to 3 inches long.
If you are planning to list your home for sale, keeping up with your yard is very important. Nice landscaping has a lot of curb appeal for potential buyers. For other listing advice, click here.