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Kick off your springtime gardening with these easy tips for a lush-looking lawn.
Get Ready for Spring
Your lawn may look sadder than a termite at a concrete festival, but it certainly doesn’t have to stay that way. Giving your grass a bit of attention toward the end of winter will pay off big-time this spring and summer.
Step 1: Aerate your soil.
Compacted soil is hard for water, air, and roots to penetrate, and that makes it hard on grass. So go to your local equipment rental store, and get a core aerator. A half-day’s rental should cost you around $40.
This machine, which resembles a large rotary tiller, uses steel tubes to take plugs of soil from the lawn and deposit them on the ground. Aerating once a year reduces compaction and increases the vigor of your lawn.
Step 2: Mow the old grass low.
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