Now that winter is over, it’s time to get to work with making your spring lawn look its best. To get started, first take an inventory in your garage or shed and see if you have the tools you’ll need that will save you time and sweat. For smaller lawns, you can get away with manual or lighter-duty tools, but for larger lawns, you want to go with additional powered tools to get the job done.
Your spring lawn is going to need feeding now and throughout the year. For this, you will need a spreader to evenly distribute fertilizer and lime when needed. There are two types of spreaders available:
- Rotary, which broadcasts material in a circular pattern
- Drop, which distributes material in more precise rows
To keep your spring lawn looking neat, you will want to create a neat border where your lawn meets the pavement. A hand edger is appropriate for smaller lawns, while using an electric-powered edger is more efficient for larger lawns.
An old-fashioned manual or reel mower is all you need for a smaller lawn and gives you the benefit of being quiet and pollution free. A walk-behind electric or gas-powered mower is good for medium-sized lawns over 4,000 square feet and can turn grass clippings into nutritious mulch for your lawn. For larger lawns, a riding mower can save you a lot of time with mowing and may offer options for adding attachments, including aerators to keep your spring lawn healthy and looking great.
If you’re not sure how to care for a newly sodded or hydroseeded lawn, contact us for expert advice.