Last Minute Spring Lawn Care

By Allyn Paul, filed under Lawn Tips.

Spring is quickly leaving us, but it is not too late to take my advice and get your lawn prepared for the long hot summer. In case this is your first time here, you will learn that I am a big proponent of hard work on the lawn in the spring. This early hard work can pay off way down the road in leisure time and enjoyment.

So here are your last minute spring lawn tips; do them! :)

Lawn Aeration

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: “lawn aeration is the most important cultural practice that any home owner can perform.”

Aerating the lawn is basically a process whereby cores of soil are removed from the turf. This “poking of holes” allows air, water and nutrients to get directly into the root zone. It also breaks down thatch and loosens compacted soil. That is VERY important.

Crab Grass Prevention

In many areas of the country, you are right at the bitter end of the time when you can effectively stop crab grass in the lawn this season. But if you live in the Midwest or points north, you can still get down a good application. Since we are a little late (month of May) I recommend you get a crab grass herbicide that is formulated with the brand name “Dimension” which is specially designed to hit crab grass at the first tiller stage. Long story short, this one is meant for you late comers!


Lastly, you must continue to mow tall and continue to mow consistently. You cannot afford to let the lawn grow for two weeks or more. At this time of year, you gotta get out and cut weekly if not more. You can do it!

That’s it you late risers! You still have time to make an impact on that little green patch of love you call your lawn!


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