TOM: Are you ready to green up your yard after a long winter and make some luscious lawns ? Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute. For luscious lawns all summer, start with a few simple steps right now.
TOM: First, get a soil test to learn the lawn’s pH level and the quantity of nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen. With this info, you or your lawn care pro will know exactly what nutrients to adjust.
LESLIE: Early in the season, grass benefits from added compost. So apply a half-inch layer over your lawn and rake it onto the surface.
TOM: And have you ever noticed that weeds pop up right after a spring rain? That’s your cue to pull them. All together, taking these simple steps will give your lawn the boost it needs to grow in full and green. I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit MoneyPit.com.