Checklist: How to Care for Your Lawn in Spring

Spring lawn cleanup

Spring is around the corner, meaning it’s time to wake your lawn from its winter dormancy and get a start on maintaining its health. There are a number of things every homeowner should do in early spring to ensure a flourishing lawn that lasts through the following fall. Read on to learn how to care for your lawn in spring.

Clean Debris and Dethatch

Rake leaves, pinecones, twigs, fallen branches, and thatch to let your grass breathe and access sunlight.


If your soil is compacted, aerate your soil to allow your lawn’s root system to access the sun, water, and nutrients from fertilizer.

Perform a Soil Test

Test your soil’s acidity and nutrient levels to determine the kind of fertilizer and care your lawn needs.


It depends on your fertilizing schedule and grass type, but this might be the time to apply a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer once your grass starts actively growing.

Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicide

Prevent weeds and crabgrass from growing in your lawn by treating it with a preventative weed killer.

Overseed Bare Patches

Plant grass seed as soon as the soil warms up to allow new grass time to establish itself before summer. Water well on a regular basis until the grass has become well established.

Perform Lawn Mower Maintenance

Inspect your mower and sharpen the blades, change the oil, filter, and spark plug. You should also replace any necessary parts.

Mow Wisely

Start out mowing at a height of 3″ high in spring. Mowing low early in the spring chops off the dead tops of grass blades. Gradually raise the mower setting as the weather gets warmer.

We Know How to Care for Your Lawn in Spring

Call us for your springtime lawn maintenance. The experts at Green Lawn Fertilizing are experienced in getting the best out of lawns every spring. Contact us today for a free consultation at 888-581-5296.