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Prepping For Lawn Care This Spring

Posted by: Nick DiBenedetto on January 23, 2024

Spring in the North Shore is just around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about your spring lawn care services. It is important to prepare for your spring lawn care needs so you don't fall behind!.

After the snow has melted away and the ground has thawed, your lawn will need some TLC! Your grass may look a little matted and have a few bare spots, so giving your lawn a little love will do a lot for its health and beauty. This winter (as most are) is looking like it's going to be a little harsh, with a lot of heavy snow and bitter temperatures, so it may take some effort this spring to nurse your lawn back to health.


After being frozen and covered in snow, secluded from the sun, your grass is going to be hungry in the early spring. Your lawn is a living thing so like people, it needs food to survive. Fertilizer provides your lawn with vital nutrients that are often not naturally in your soil.

Early spring fertilizing is vital for our cool season grasses here in the North Shore. When the outside temperature reaches 55 degrees fahrenheit, your lawn should be awake and no longer dormant. Once the grass is no longer dormant, it is growing season and it will be time for a spring feeding!

Weed Control

Some weeds may be pretty like dandelions or white clovers, but they are also very invasive. Weeds take up nutrients and water that your grass needs to stay healthy. They are like parasites in your lawn.

So though they may look pretty and harmless, it is important that you get rid of them. Preventing weeds and crabgrass in the spring is vital to your lawn's health and makes it a lot easier to maintain your lawn over the course of the season. Use a pre-emergent in the spring and then treat with a curative herbicide throughout the season to control weeds from occupying space in your lawn and taking away nutrients that your grass needs to be green and healthy.

Spot Seeding

The long winter may have left your lawn with some bare spots in your lawn from salt or snow mold, or maybe they appeared last summer and you did not take care of them. The spring time is a great time to take care of those dead patches of grass or bare spots in your lawn.

Filling in those bare spots in your lawn will make it appear beautiful and lush again! It is important to let the seeds grow without harsh treatments, so avoid putting any herbicides in those spots for about 60 days after seeding. If you need to seed areas where pre-emergent has already been applied, lightly rake up the soil to break the pre-emergent barrier before seeding. Be sure to keep the seeded area moist while it is beginning to grow. It is a good idea to watch the rain forecast too. Avoid drowning the seeds by skipping watering on days when it is going to rain.

Mowing Practices

Believe it or not, mowing your lawn at the proper height helps its overall health too! Having a longer lawn is actually better for the health of your grass. Longer grass will allow for more water retention as the longer blades of grass will create more shade for the roots of the grass. Lawn mowing can begin in the spring as soon as you notice growth in your lawn. If you are scheduling professional mowing services, ask to see if they can keep your lawn a little bit longer to keep your lawn healthier especially during the hot, dry months of summer.

If you're looking for more information on lawn care in the North Shore or are simply ready to speak with someone about your lawn care needs, visit or call 978-769-3595 today!