How to Transform Your Lawn into a Spring Oasis: Essential Tips and Tricks

Ditch the snow shovel, Edmontonians, and get ready to embrace the much-awaited arrival of spring! Wave goodbye to the challenges of a harsh winter and prepare to jumpstart your grass for an upcoming extravaganza of vibrant, green lawns! It’s time to welcome the beauty of spring into your outdoor spaces.

Let’s dive into a step-by-step guide on transforming your lawn for the vibrant arrival of spring:

Step 1: RAKE.

To kick off the process of preparing your lawn for the vibrant spring season, begin by clearing away all the leaves from the previous fall and any dead grass that may have formed a thick layer, known as thatch. Grab a classic rake for the task or, for a more dynamic approach, opt for a power rake to aggressively remove thatch. Once the raking spectacle is complete, hydrate your lawn generously before moving on to the next step!

Step 2: AERATE

Now, let’s give your lawn the breath of fresh air it deserves. Aeration is the key to helping the soil absorb air, water, and fertilizer for robust and healthy root development. There are two ways to achieve this: puncturing the top layer of turf and soil using spikes or utilizing hollow tines of an aerator machine to extract small soil plugs, also known as cores. If you prefer a hassle-free option, lawn care service providers can assist with core aeration, or you can embrace a DIY spirit by renting an aerator!

Step 3: RESEED

The key to transforming bare patches and damaged areas into a vibrant, green paradise. Grab your grass seed, and with a seed spreader, follow the reseeding directions on the bag. Apply a 2-inch layer of topsoil over the seeds, sprinkle slow-release nitrogen fertilizer to aid germination, and water gently to prevent seed washout. Keep the soil consistently moist until you witness the emergence of fresh, light green grass sprouts.

Pro Tip: Give those new grass seeds a head start by trimming the existing grass shorter than usual right before reseeding.


Supercharge your lawn, kickstarting robust growth with the right dose of fertilizer. Recall the quantity employed during the Fall to prevent any excess during this Spring awakening. Fertilizer emerges as the unsung hero, orchestrating a revival for your lawn after enduring the challenges of harsh Edmonton Winters. It lays the groundwork for a resilient grass foundation, poised to flourish amidst the forthcoming warmer temperatures and the potential dryness of the Summer season.


Prevent those pesky weeds from taking over your lawn by using a pre-emergent weed control product. These preventative herbicides stop weeds from germinating in the soil. However, keep in mind that they also hinder new grass seeds from growing, so use them only on existing lawns that don’t need reseeding. These products stay in the soil for a few weeks, and you’ll need to reapply them throughout the season to maintain a weed-free lawn.

Get ready to embrace the rejuvenating spirit of spring and infuse your lawn with vibrant energy! Your commitment to nurturing your green haven will surely blossom into a lush and thriving oasis. Embrace the transformation, and let your lawn become a testament to the beauty of new beginnings!