Spring Lawn Care Maintenance Tips

When it comes time to selling your home first impressions and curb appeal are very important. When a potential buyer see’s a well landscaped and cared for yard it sets the stage for the rest of the home and entices buyer’s to want to also see more.


April in Whistler and Pemberton is the time to start thinking about getting your lawn back to it’s pre-snow potential.  Use the following spring lawn care schedule to help ensure a greener, weed-free lawn that looks great faster. 

Remove debris

Once the snow has melted you may find your lawn covered with fallen branches, dead leaves, animal droppings and other rubbish that has accumulated over the winter season. The first step in your spring lawn care schedule is to remove any unsightly debris.



Check the depth of the thatch layer in your yard by cutting out a small piece of sod with a shovel. If the thatch is deeper than a half-inch, rent a power rake from your local home improvement store, and de-thatch your lawn.



Check to see if your lawn needs aerating by pushing a screwdriver down into the soil. If it is difficult to get the screwdriver into the soil, it is too compact and is most likely to benefit from aeration.


Test the pH of 

You can either take a sample of your soil into your local garden centre or you can do your own testing click here.  Based on the results, amend the soil as needed to balance the pH for optimal lawn growth.


Reseed or over-seeding

Reseeding or over-seeding your lawn in spring makes it harder for weeds to compete in the same space. In contrast, a yard with thinning or bare spots doesn't just look tired, it is also vulnerable to encroaching weeds that make their appearance in spring. 


The spring is one of my favorite season’s, not only are the day’s longer and warmer but it’s also a great time to sell your Whistler or Pemberton home.  If you’ve been considering selling and want a free market analysis please contact me your Sutton Whistler Realtor.

Tracy Collingridge
Sutton West Coast Realty

No comments

Post Your Comment: