Learn about Spring Lawn care

Lawn Tips from our experts at Best Feeds Garden Centers.

The Basics 

1. How to Choose the best grass - How many hours of sun does my lawn receive?  Is it a high traffic area with kids and pets? How much grass seed do I need? 

2. Soil testing - Lawn grasses survive in soil that is slightly acidic to neutral pH. That range is 6.2 to 7.0.  Weeds enjoy a pH that is very acidic or very alkaline. 

3. Fertilize - Grass plants need 3 key macronutrients in order to thrive: nitrogen(N) , phosphorous (P) and potassium (K). These make up the N-P-K analysis found on all fertilizer bags. Nitrogen greens up the grass blades, phosphorus is important for strong root growth and potassium works for overall health. 

4. Weed Control - Most products control either grassy weeds or broad leaf weeds but not both.  Be sure to check the label before you buy.  Use pre-emergent for crabgrass and broad leaf weeds like dandelion or clover have to be controlled after they emerge. 

5. How to water - don't forget to water! How much?  On average 1 to 1 1/2 inches per week including rain fall.  A rain gauge is helpful to know how much rainfall your lawn is getting.  Water in the morning between 5 and 10 am.

Happy Lawn Care!