Tips for Spring Lawn Care at the Palm House

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m in “nesting mode” in anticipation of Baby Palm or because it’s finally 75 and sunny in Kansas City, but these days I’m for all things spring. In fact, I’m writing this on our back patio with my feet up listening to music and watching the neighborhood kids ride their bikes and scooters.

We had a long and tough winter so now that it’s sunny and things are starting to turn green, Eric and I are excited to start projects around the house. I have a good eye for interior décor, and Eric has the green thumb in our family.

We’ve been in our new home for six months and because the weather turned cold pretty fast last year, we haven’t been able to do much outside yet. Eric is all about having an awesome yard, so here are his tips for a healthy and green lawn:

  1. Mow low. In the spring, cut your grass at 2.5 inches.
  2. Next, fertilize the lawn with crabgrass control, try Prevent by Grass Pad.
  3. Eric’s secret. Put down a heavy amount of Milorganite which slowly releases nitrogen into your lawn. This will NOT burn the grass.
  4. Usually spring months bring enough rain to support the lawn, so wait to water if the weather calls for rain in the next 24 hours.
  5. In a couple of weeks, put down grass seed in bare spots, try Estate Mix by Grass Pad.

Stay tuned, landscaping is next on Eric’s outdoor project list.

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