Early Spring Lawn Care Tips

As spring continues to arrive throughout Massachusetts, it’s most definitely time to start thinking about spring clean-ups and lawn care. We’ve put together some helpful tips for taking care of your lawn in the early spring:

Clear Debris

Start by raking up any leaves or debris left over from the winter. This allows sunlight and air to reach the grass, promoting healthy growth. Raking should be gentle to avoid ripping up the grass as it comes out of dormancy.


Aerating your lawn in the early spring can help to loosen compacted soil and allow for better absorption of water and nutrients. This can be done with a lawn aerator or by using a garden fork to poke holes in the ground.

Apply Fertilizer

Applying a slow-release fertilizer in early spring can help to promote healthy growth and green up your lawn. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and avoid over-fertilizing, which can damage your lawn. Working with a professional lawn care provider, like Natural Tree & Lawn, will assure the proper amount of nutrients are applied at the proper rate throughout the year.

Water Regularly

During the early spring, it’s important to water your lawn regularly to promote healthy growth. Water deeply once or twice a week, rather than shallowly every day. This helps to encourage deep-root growth and better drought resistance. Early spring is often when irrigation systems are also turned back on and a great time to check the irrigation heads and spray zones. Be sure to identify any areas of your lawn not being reached by the sprinkler and adjust accordingly.

Mow High

When mowing your lawn in the early spring, be sure to set your mower blade high. This allows the grass to grow taller, which promotes deeper root growth and helps to prevent weed growth. A good rule of thumb is to never cut off more than 1/3″ off the grass blade. It’s also good practice to alternate the direction in which you mow for each cut.

Control Weeds

Early spring is a good time to start controlling weeds before they have a chance to take hold. Use a control product or weed preventer to help keep your lawn weed-free. Working with a professional lawn care company, early spring is the most common time they will apply a crabgrass barrier to your lawn.

Check for Pests and Diseases

Inspect your lawn for signs of pests or diseases, such as brown patches or chewed grass blades. Early detection and treatment can help to prevent further damage.

By following these spring lawn care tips from Natural Tree and Lawn Care, you can help to promote healthy growth and maintain a beautiful lawn throughout the early spring in the northeast US. If you need further assistance, our lawn care experts are always available to provide personalized advice and services to help you achieve the lawn of your dreams. Contact us today at 781-297-3674 to learn more about our lawn care services.

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