8 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

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Make sure the grass seed you use for your lawn is the proper type this spring when you scatter it. It might surprise you to learn that a lot of grass seeds also contain weed seeds.

You Buy the Wrong Grass Seed

It pays to test because soil matters. The ideal pH range for grass is 6 to 6.5, so submit a sample of your soil for analysis to your local extension office.

You Don t Test the Soil

Make sure you fight weeds at the proper time of year since they must be destroyed while they are still growing. To allow the herbicide to be absorbed, wait for the weather to warm up a little.

You Attack Weeds at the Wrong Time

Because the strengths and weaknesses of different seed varieties balance each other out, using a variety of seed types can aid in the establishment of your lawn.

You Plant Only One Kind of Grass Seed

Pre-emergence treatments, often known as crabgrass preventers, have one purpose to stop crabgrass (and other seeds) from sprouting. It's too late once crabgrass starts to grow.

You Apply Preventers at the Wrong Time

When you water too frequently, it hinders the grass from forming the deep root system it needs to take the water deeper in the soil and become less dependent on supplemental watering.

You Water Too Frequently

Tree pruning occurs in the spring. When using a chainsaw, it's important to prioritize safety. A moving chain can frequently be stopped and your thigh saved by special chaps.

You Forget Safety Gear

If your shrubs were damaged over the winter, don't just cut where the damage is; instead, trim or saw off any broken branches or stems all the way back to the trunk or main stem.

You Don t Trim Shrubs and Bushes Properly