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Reviving Your Lawn in April: Tips & Tricks

As spring unfolds, garden enthusiasts and homeowners alike turn their attention to the revival of their lawns after the long winter months. April, with its mix of sunny days and April showers, provides the perfect backdrop for lawn rejuvenation. At Nunan’s Garden Center, we’re dedicated to helping you transform your lawn into a lush, vibrant outdoor space. Here are professional tips and tricks to ensure your lawn thrives this April.

Assess Your Lawn

  • Inspect for Damage: Begin with a thorough inspection of your lawn for signs of winter damage, such as areas of compaction, snow mold, or patches where grass has died.
  • Soil Test: Conduct a soil test to determine the pH level and nutrient content. This will guide your fertilization and treatment plan.

Aerate and Detach

  • Aeration: Aerating your lawn allows air, water, and nutrients to penetrate built-up grass or lawn thatch, encouraging deeper root growth.
  • Dethatching: If your lawn has more than a half-inch of thatch, dethatching can remove this layer, promoting healthier grass growth.


  • Choose the Right Seed: Select a grass seed that matches your existing lawn and local climate conditions.
  • Application: Overseed sparse or bare patches to encourage thick, lush growth. Early April is an ideal time before the full force of summer heat.

Fertilize and Water

  • Fertilize Smartly: Use a slow-release, nitrogen-rich fertilizer to nourish your lawn. Timing is crucial; aim for when your grass starts actively growing.
  • Watering Wisdom: Water your lawn deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root development. Early morning is the best time to water to reduce evaporation and fungal growth.

Weed Management

  • Pre-Emergent Herbicides: Apply pre-emergent herbicides to prevent weed seeds from germinating. This is critical before the temperature consistently exceeds 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spot Treatment: Deal with weeds as they appear with targeted treatments, avoiding harm to surrounding grass.

Mowing Practices

  • Blade Height: Keep mower blades high (about 3 inches) to promote grass health and prevent weeds by shading the soil.
  • Regular Maintenance: Mow regularly, but never remove more than one-third of the grass blade length at a time to avoid stress on the grass.

Pest and Disease Control

  • Monitor Regularly: Keep an eye out for signs of pest infestation or disease. Early detection is key to effective treatment.
  • Choose Treatments Wisely: Use eco-friendly or targeted treatments to address any issues without harming the environment or beneficial organisms in your garden.

Reviving your lawn in April sets the foundation for a vibrant, healthy garden throughout the spring and summer months. By following these professional tips and tricks from Nunan’s Garden Center, you can enjoy a beautiful outdoor space that not only enhances your home’s curb appeal but also provides a serene retreat for family and friends. Remember, a little effort in early spring can yield lush, rewarding results all season long. Happy gardening!

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