Tips for keeping your grass green

CALEB NICKERSON
Now that lawns around the region are seeing the light of day after being smothered for a winter, it’s prime time for some preventative maintenance for your patch of grass. The Equity caught up with Jared Hamilton of Mountainview Turf in Quyon to get an expert’s advice on spring lawn care.
“It’s always good to give it a light raking, just a scratch, you don’t have to be too aggressive,” Hamilton said. “Go over it lightly with a garden rake to try to get some air into that root zone.”
“If I were to put them in order of importance, fertilizer is number one and overseeding is number two, aeration is number three and top-dressing is number four,” he continued.
Hamilton advised holding off until the weather is consistently warm before fertilizing.

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