There are a lot of things people miss during the cooler weather — like warm sunshine. But one of the things homeowners miss the most is the sight of green grass. Once the temperature starts to rise and the days start getting longer, many are eager to get outside and work on their lawns.

But in order to get a lush green lawn that is the envy of your block, it’s crucial to get to work at the beginning of spring. The lawn experts at Lowe’s have shared five key steps you can take right now to ensure you have a beautiful and healthy yard all year long.

Tune up equipment


Before you start work on your lawn, you want to make sure your mower is ready for the season. This means changing out the oil, tightening up any loose bolts or fasteners and starting the season with fresh spark plugs. You also should make sure the air filter is clean, and don’t forget to have your blade sharpened. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Evaluate your lawn

Set aside some time to walk over your lawn. Take note of any dead spots, mold or raw patches of earth that need reseeding. Bring a rake with you to clean up leaves or break up any thatched areas that may have formed.

Reseed where needed

For the bare spots as well as areas of your lawn that are looking a little thin, overseeding is a great way to return it to its full, lush state. Spread grass seed over the area you want to patch, add some fertilizer and about a half inch of topsoil and gently rake the mixture in with the grass and soil. Thoroughly water these patches every day until the seeds begin to germinate.

Plant while it’s still cool


The cooler temperatures in spring are ideal for roots to take hold before the hot summer weather arrives. This is why spring is the best time to seed your lawn. Also, if you’ve been thinking of planting any shrubs or trees, you should do it before it gets too warm.

The smell of fresh-cut grass is almost upon us! Lowe’s has all of the products and services you need to get your lawn ready for spring.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.