Tips for spring lawn care

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By early spring, grass is in need of main­te­nance to en­sure a healthy lawn all sum­mer long. The lawn is left un­til it is dry enough to walk upon with­out leav­ing foot­prints in the turf. Then: The grass is scar­i­fied and aer­ated A triple-ac­tion moss con­trol, weed­killer and lawn feed is used to treat the grass, re­peat­ing one month later on lawns in poor con­di­tion Iso­lated peren­nial weeds are dug out, the holes filled with com­post, and re-seeded Bro­ken edges are re­paired Bare patches are re-seeded Once frosts have passed, the first cut is made with 2¾in (7cm) high blades; there­after mow­ing is done weekly, set­ting blades to 1¼in (3cm) for fam­ily lawns, and ¾in (2cm) for fine lawns Once re-seeded ar­eas have taken, the lawn is wa­tered weekly, by thor­oughly soak­ing it

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