Get a head start on your lawn and landscaping this Spring.  

Find lawn care and housekeeping tips to prepare your lawn for the spring season.


Is a layer of organic buildup - old, dead grass and leaves - on your lawn that can prevent new grass from getting nutrients and water.


In early spring when grass is actively growing, or in early fall

Pick Your Tool

Dethatch Your Lawn

Clean Up


  • Common grassy weed; annual with seeds sprouting in spring
  • Core aeration in spring can bring seeds to the surface, enhancing germination


  • Perennial weed in moist, compact soils in full sun to part shade
  • Shades and crowds out desirable grasses and garden plants


  • Very common weed in turfgrass, gardens and containers
  • Deep taproot makes hand removal very difficult
  • Flowers in late spring and again in fall; produces viable seeds without pollination

FERTILIZE grass in early spring, when soil warms up to 55 degrees (in most parts of the U.S. this happens around mid-April).

FEED again every four to six weeks through October

The three numbers on your fertilizer product represent the percentages of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium, respectively. Choose a fertilizer with a higher nitrogen content for bright spring greening.

WATER the lawn thoroughly one to two days before treating.

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  • Mowing during the heat of the day can cause your lawn stress
  • Cut grass mid-morning to give grass time to recover before nightfall
  • Use clippings to fertilize
  • Mix up your mowing direction
  • Avoid cutting more than 1/3 of your grass height during any one mowing
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