Many homeowners want their lawns lush and green all year long. But keeping your lawn healthy can be challenging, especially during the springtime.

Here are some tips to help you keep your lawn looking great this season.

Water Your Lawn Regularly (But Don't Over Water It)

As the weather warms up and days grow longer, your lawn should start to green up and comes back to life after a long winter. During the spring season, it's important to water your lawn regularly to help it stay healthy and strong.

When temperatures start to rise, the grass begins to grow more quickly. The roots also start growing deeper into the ground in search of moisture. If you don't water regularly, the grass can become stressed, which makes it more susceptible to disease and pests.

Watering in the spring helps prevent drought stress later in the season. If you wait until the summer to start watering regularly, your lawn may already be suffering from drought stress by the time you turn on the sprinklers.

In general, you should water your lawn about once a week. But if it's been particularly hot or dry, you may need to water it more frequently. However, don't make the mistake of over-watering your lawn. If you water your lawn too much, it can actually kill the grass.

In fact, light watering helps the grass develop a deep, extensive root system. A strong root system is key to a healthy lawn because it allows the grass to withstand drought conditions and survive heavy foot traffic.

To be sure you're not over-watering your lawn, check the soil before you water. If the soil is dry, it's time to water. If the soil is moist, wait a few days before watering again. Your grass will thank you for it.

Aerate Your Lawn

Aeration helps improve airflow and drainage, and also allows water and nutrients to penetrate the soil more effectively. The aeration process is actually quite simple. You just need to make small holes in the soil so that air and water can get down to the roots of the grass.

You can do this with a hand-held aerator or a gas-powered one. If you have a small lawn, you can probably get away with aerating it by hand. But with a larger lawn, you'll definitely want to invest in a gas-powered aerator.

While you can technically aerate your lawn at any time of year, spring is a great season for aeration. The soil is generally softer and more malleable because of the spring rains, making it easier for the aeration machine to penetrate the ground.

So if you're looking to give your lawn a boost, be sure to add aeration to your springtime maintenance routine. For more information, contact a lawn care service such as Green Oasis.