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Lawn Care Tips: Getting Your Lawn Ready For Summer

With winter finally behind us, it’s time to start thinking about getting our lawn ready to tackle whatever the summer months can throw at us. Your home’s lawn is a lot more susceptible to damage and wear and tear than you might think so it’s important to take steps each year before the summer heat kicks in to make sure that your lawn will be in the best shape possible. In today’s article, we’ve put together some handy tips to help you get your summer lawn care routine started off on the right foot. If you have any questions or want to share your lawn care tips and methods, please sound off in the comments. We’d love to hear from you. 

Dust Off Your Rakes And Give Your Lawn A Good Raking Before Your First Mow

That’s right, just when you thought you were safe from your rakes for a few more months, it’s actually a great time to rake your lawn right now in the springtime before your first mow. Raking your lawn in the spring is an excellent way to help prepare your lawn for the summer months. It helps to get all of the thatch and other debris that has settled down out of your lawn, among other things. Raking can help to clear any errant leaves that may still be piled up from the fall as well as serving to help bring more oxygen to your lawn’s root system, an essential nutrient for proper growth and development. 

Carefully Do Your First Mow

Before your first mow, you will want to do a quick inspection and check-up on your mower. Make sure that it has fresh gas and oil and that the air filter is cleaned and replaced if need be and that its spark plug(s) are clean and properly inserted. Also check to see if your mower blade is cleaned and sharpened prior to your first mow. Once that is all out of the way, then it’s time for your first mow of the season! You may be tempted to drop the mower to the lowest cutting height so that you don’t have to mow as often, but we definitely recommend against doing so. For the first mow of the season, you don’t want to overdo it. You want to keep your grass about 2.5 inches to 3 inches tall all season and especially for the first mow. If you cut your grass too short the first time, it can damage it and cause it to even die off or at least grow back in very patchy and yellow.

Apply Weed And Seed And Water Deeply 

After your first mow, it’s time to apply a multi-purpose weed and seed application mix. There are several out there and they all are typically going to give about the same results. We like to use a weed/seed combination at first and then after the next mow a turf builder lawn food combination. This is typically enough to ensure that your lawn is weed free and thick and healthy for the summer to come. 

In Conclusion

Getting your lawn ready for summer can be a bit of a daunting task but we hope that today’s list will help get you started. We want to make sure that every homeowner is prepared for the task ahead with the best news and information and quality products available. Shop our store online here or contact us to learn more about what FAMCO has to offer when it comes to high quality HVAC supplies and ventilation accessories.

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