Lush green grass in summer starts with careful preparation in spring.

Division of labor is the most efficient way to care for your lawn. Persuade your partner that you will do the research and he/she can do the physical hard work.

Research is the Foundation of Good Lawn Care

Take a good look at your lawn and try to identify the type of grass and the types of weeds and other problems that affect it. Then use the Internet and your local library or lawn care service to find out what the experts recommend. Otherwise, your partner could waste a great deal of energy fighting the wrong kind of weeds or applying the wrong kind of fertilizer.

Spring Lawn Care in Easy Steps

Whatever kind of lawn you have, don’t let your partner start any lawn care until the frosts have finished and the grass is not too wet.

The first task then is to roll the lawn with a light- or medium-weight roller to “re-lay” any grass that may have lifted over winter. Otherwise the grass may die, which results in brown patches.

The next task is to cut the grass, which could be quite long if the winter has been mild. The first cut shouldn’t be too short because the grass needs to keep enough of its green leaf to produce nutrients through photosynthesis. Longer grass also inhibits the growth of shorter weeds. Make sure you already have a lawn mower and your partner sharpens the mower blades so they don’t rip the grass. But if you don’t have one then consider these lawn mowers for your garden activities.

Aerating the lawn is useful in spring because it allows oxygen and water to get to the grass roots.

Over-sowing, feeding, and lawn treatment should be done around April, or when the weather really starts to warm up and all things green start growing in earnest–things like new grass, weeds, and moss.

These tasks can be physically demanding. Your partner may require some light refreshments to keep him or her working efficiently.