How to Take Care of My Lawn in the Spring

Overview

Spring is the best season to maintain your lawn or plant grass seed. If cared for correctly, you can produce a healthy, green, lush lawn. It's important to understand though what type of care you need for your specific grass, such as mulching and fertilizing.

Step 1

Apply a layer of mulch to the lawn that's about 1/2-inch thick in early spring, which retains moisture and insulates from late frosts.

Step 2

Use a fertilizer that is low in nitrogen and high in phosphorous to fertilizer your lawn half way through spring season to maintain strength and health. Follow the fertilizer directions, because this varies for your type of grass and climate.

Step 3

Water your lawn deeply once a week (especially if it is newly planted or young) every night for around 20 minutes. Once-a-week watering promotes deeper roots, rather than frequent watering, which makes grass roots shallow and encourages weeds.

Step 4

Consider overseeding your lawn if it is thin or worn out from the winter season. Spread new seed over the lawn to thicken up the grass and make it look healthy.

Step 5

Fill in bare spots with a generous amount of grass seed. Bare spots can occur from traffic or animals.

Things You'll Need

  • Mulch
  • Fertilizer
  • Grass seed
  • Water

References

  • Caring For Lawns
  • Spring Lawn Care
  • Spring Overseeding
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About this Author

Lauren Wise is a journalism major from Arizona State University with over forty published magazine and media articles and over 400 Web site articles. Wise owns Midnight Publishing with over eight years experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food and wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in magazines including Runway, A2Z, Scottsdale Luxury Living and True West.