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Revitalize your lawn and maintain the care!

A lush and healthy lawn adds beauty to your home and provides a welcoming outdoor space. However, maintaining a vibrant lawn requires effort and proper care. In this blog post, we will discuss best practices to revitalize your lawn and provide tips for its ongoing maintenance. These practices are supported by reputable sources, ensuring the reliability of the information.

Before you start to any efforts, you will want to assess the current condition of your lawn. Identify problem areas, such as bare patches, weeds, or compacted soil. Understanding the specific issues will help you develop an effective plan for revitalization. Northwood Outdoor Services wrote an article on “Does Landscaping Add Value to Your Home in Minnesota?” They estimated that there could be added value of about 10-20% increase in your home’s value. A home with landscaping will be more than a home without.

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Core aeration is the process of removing small plugs of soil from the lawn to alleviate compaction and improve airflow and water absorption. This promotes healthier root growth and allows nutrients to reach the grass roots.


Overseeding involves spreading new grass seed over existing turf to fill in bare spots and improve density. Choose a grass seed variety suitable for your climate and soil conditions. Proper watering and regular mowing are essential for successful overseeding.


Proper fertilization is crucial for a healthy lawn. You will want to test your soil to determine its nutrient needs and apply a balanced fertilizer accordingly. Follow the recommended application rates and timing to avoid over-fertilization, which can harm the grass.

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Regular mowing helps maintain an even and attractive lawn. Set your mower at the appropriate height for your grass type and avoid cutting more than one-third of grass blade at a time. Mow in different directions with each cut to prevent soil compaction and promote upright growth.

Watering Practices: 

Proper watering is crucial or lawn health! Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Early morning is best time to water, as it allows the grass to dry before the evening, reducing the risk of disease.

Weed Control:

Weeds can compete with grass for nutrients and water. Implement effective weed control strategies, such as regular mowing, proper fertilization, and targeted herbicide application when necessary.

Pest and Disease Management: 

Monitor your lawn for pests and signs of disease. Identify and treat any issues promptly to prevent damage. Cultural practices such as proper watering and mowing, as well as regular aeration can help prevent pest and disease problems.

Revitalizing and maintain your lawn requires a combination of proactive measures and regular care. By following the best practices mentioned above, including core aeration, overseeding, proper fertilization, regular mowing, appropriate watering, weed control, and pest and disease management, you can achieve and sustain a vibrant and beautiful lawn. Remember to tailor your lawn care to your specific climate, grass type, and soil.

Anonymous. “Lawn Renovation & Overseeding.” Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, 10 Apr. 2013, Accessed 21 June 2023.

“Does Landscaping Add Value to Your Home in Minnesota?” Northwood Outdoor Services, 28 Feb. 2022, Accessed 21 June 2023.

“Proper Planting.” The Lawn Institute, Accessed 21 June 2023.

Minnesota Homebuyer’s connection (2022) Minnesota Homebuyer’s Connection. Available at: (Accessed: March 24, 2023).

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