How to make sure your lawn grows beautifully this spring

Hampden County

It may be spring, but it doesn’t exactly look like it yet. Although, things will start changing here very soon. 

As soon as we start getting consistent temperatures during the day, especially in the 50s, then the–the grass will start greening up, G&H Landscaping in Holyoke told 22News

Western Massachusetts is still in a progressive stage between winter and spring. We still have to wait a little longer for more warmth before the landscape across the area transforms into a sea of green.

But what can you do for your lawn? 

Gary Courchesne, the owner of G&H landscaping, told 22News your first step is to not rake too aggressively to clean your yard. Doing so can disturb the soil, and create a breeding ground for weed seeds and crabgrass seeds. Second, grab some fertilizer.

Well, I always recommend a slow release in the spring. There’s no particular brand but you always want to get a slow release of nitrogen.

Use a fertilizer with a crabgrass preventative, and don’t overfeed. But you might want to wait a little longer, from early April anytime into early to mid-May. Fertilizing now can reduce its effectiveness in the middle of the season. And safety always comes first, make sure to properly read the label of any type of chemical you put on your lawn.

Even though we’re behind normal for rainfall this month, we had plenty this past fall, so there’s lots of moisture in the soil to help the grass grow. 

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