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I’M A GARDENING EXPERT – the simple tricks to help you prep your lawn before summer to ensure it’s perfectly green

AS the sun is making its first appearance, it might be time to venture into your garden.

Your lawn should be the first thing you should tackle, but there are a few rules to keep in mind.

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Before the big cut, there are still a few things to doPhoto credit: Getty

This garden professional from garden building direct have shared their top tips for making sure your lawn is the talk of the town, and with good reason.

After the harsh winter weather, your lawn may be looking a bit worn.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to revive it.

The garden genius shared: “Although your lawn can heal on its own, it’s helpful to support and speed up the process by helping it prepare for healthy growth.

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“With a few simple steps you can go a long way towards rejuvenating your lawn and now is the perfect time to get your garden back in shape.”

The first important step is to remove dead leaves and other debris that may have taken over your garden during the colder months.

“Cleaning gives you a clear picture of the condition of the lawn and the most problematic areas to focus on.

“You can do that with a lawn rake, because raking prepares the lawn for the next steps.”

After your lawn is cleaned, it’s time to remove any pesky weeds that may have grown.

Pulling weeds is important because the plants and flowers you want to thrive don’t have to compete for vital nutrients.

The pro shared, “It’s important to remember that you should clear the weeds before the fertilizing and watering steps to avoid letting the weeds get out of control.”

Once the grass area is completely clear and weed-free, it’s time to aerate the soil.

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Soil can become extremely waterlogged after months of storms and rain, meaning it can’t properly absorb the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

The pro recommends poking holes in the garden first, with either a plug or a spiked aerator.

“Improving the soil will make a huge difference in how healthy your grass and plants will look in the upcoming spring and summer season,” they shared.

Finally, if your grass is covered in brown spots, there is an easy fix.

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Overseeding the brown patches is the quickest way: “Depending on how bad the situation is, you can either overseed the entire lawn or fix the few bare patches.

“The easiest way is to spread the seeds evenly by hand with a seed spreader.”

Banish brown spots with the pro tip

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Banish brown spots with the pro tipPhoto credit: Getty

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Dais Johnston

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