Caring for Your Lawn in the Spring

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As Spring has now arrived, we notice that the sun is warmer and the evenings are lighter, as well as the fact that the plants that signal the start of the spring months are starting to re-emerge. Now is the time to get back out into the garden, and one of the first things that gardeners will be thinking about in the spring is showing their lawn some love.

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After the winter, a lawn needs plenty of care to make sure that it can be its best over the spring and the summer, and to ensure that you can enjoy a beautiful green flourishing lawn throughout this time. A well kept lawn is the pride and joy of many a gardener, as well as being a great place for enjoying the weather and for children to safely play on.

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First of all, you will need to make sure that you have what you need to take care of the lawn. A lawn mower is essential to keep your lawn well maintained, and if you have a large area of lawn, a ride on lawn mower will make cutting it much less of a chore.

After the winter make sure that your lawn mower is in good working order, and you should check it for any damage. You can order parts online, from  somewhere like this Briggs and Stratton parts supplier if you need to make any repairs to the lawnmower.

Regular mowing once the grass has started to grow is essential to both keep your grass healthy and to keep any weeds under control. You also need to make sure that you are cutting your grass to the correct height – starting short and as the weather becomes warmer, lengthening the height gradually.

In order to give your lawn a good boost after the winter and promote growth and health, using a lawn fertiliser is also a good idea. Feeding the lawn at this time of the year helps the roots of the grass to become much stronger, and provides it with the nutrients that it needs to get through the summer months.

You might also want to get rid of any weeds that have sprung up – using chemicals is bad for the wildlife, however, using a spray mix of water, salt and washing up liquid you can target weeds without having an impact on other wildlife.

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