Discover the four easy steps to a healthy, beautiful lawn.
Step 1: Prepare
- After the long winter, get your lawn ready for the summer.
- In early spring, once the ground has dried and is firm to walk on, rake the lawn to remove debris and loosen soil.
- If the thatch layer is thick, use a manual or electric dethatcher instead of a garden rake. Then, aerate the lawn to encourage deep roots.
- Apply corn gluten based weed prevention products to ensure new weed seeds do not germinate in early spring (March – April).
Step 2: Repair
- Damaged areas need special attention.
- Repair lawn damage in early to mid-spring, when the soil temperature reaches 15°C (60°F).
- To repair salt or pet damage, use an all-in-one patch repair product containing grass seed and fertilizer with soil conditioner to reverse soil damage.
- For other bare patches, use a 3-in-1 patch repair product containing seed, mulch and fertilizer.
Step 3: Strengthen
- Add new life to your soil and lawn to maintain a thick, healthy lawn and prevent weeds.
- Overseed the entire lawn in early to mid-spring for a thicker, healthier lawn.
- First apply a layer of lawn soil and starter fertilizer, and rake lightly. Then apply grass seed and rake lightly again.
- You can also apply all 3 steps in one using 3-in-1 lawn thickening mix and a spreader.
- Be sure to keep the newly seeded area moist for the first few weeks to ensure germination.
Step 4: Maintain
- Keep your lawn looking thick, green and healthy all summer long and make it less susceptible to damage from weeds, insects and grubs.
- In late spring and throughout the summer, regular mowing, watering, weeding and fertilizing are important to maintain the health of your lawn.
- The optimal height setting for your mower is 3" or higher.
- Water your lawn early in the morning, once a week.
- Remove weeds as they appear.
- Remember to fertilize every 2 months
Featured Products from Canadian Tire
CIL Golfgreen 3-in-1 Lawn Thickening Mix
Scotts Pure Premium Sun or Shade Grass Seed