The Ultimate Guide to Spring Lawn Care: Conquer Weeds and Pests!

by | October 2, 2023

Spring is the season of rebirth, but it can also bring challenges to your lawn. As the world awakens from its winter slumber, your lawn needs careful attention to ensure it emerges as vibrant as ever. In this blog, we’ll dive into the common issues that can plague your lawn during the spring, turning your once-green paradise into a battlefield. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with effective solutions to these problems, so you can enjoy a lush and thriving lawn all season long.


  1. Weed InvasionOne of the most prevalent problems during spring is the invasion of weeds. Weeds can quickly take over your lawn, robbing your grass of essential nutrients and space to grow. It’s a common woe for many lawn enthusiasts.How to solve weed invasion –  
    • Pre-emergent Herbicides: Apply pre-emergent herbicides early in spring to prevent weed seeds from germinating. This proactive approach can save you from a weedy nightmare.
    • Post-emergent Herbicides: For existing weeds, use post-emergent herbicides or remove them manually. It’s crucial to tackle these invaders head-on.
    • Regular Weeding: Make a habit of regularly inspecting your lawn for emerging weeds and remove them promptly. Consistency is key to keeping your lawn weed-free. Grounds care experts like Clean Planet can offer regular weed maintenance, so talk to experts. 
  2. Thinning GrassAfter a long winter, you may notice thinning or bare patches in your lawn, making it look less appealing. These patches can feel like an eyesore in an otherwise beautiful landscape.How to solve the thinning of grass –  
    • Overseeding: Spring is an ideal time to seed your lawn. Choose the appropriate grass seed for your region and follow the seeding instructions on the bag. 
    • Proper Watering: Ensure these newly seeded areas receive adequate moisture for germination and growth. Don’t let your efforts go to waste due to insufficient hydration. This simple step can breathe new life into your lawn. 



  3. Lawn Pests
    Lawn pests like grubs and bugs can wreak havoc on your grass, causing brown patches and weak growth. These tiny invaders can be a big headache.
    Clean Plant Lawn Care - mowing and pest control. Now in Auckland and ChristchurchHow to remove pests –  

    • Identify the Pest: Determine the specific pest affecting your lawn, as different pests require different control measures. Knowledge is your first line of defence.
    • Insecticides: Apply appropriate insecticides as needed, following label instructions. It’s crucial to act swiftly to prevent further damage.
    • Consider Organic Alternatives: If possible, explore organic pest control options for a more eco-friendly approach. Sometimes, nature has its own solutions.
  4. Fungal DiseasesSpring showers and fluctuating temperatures can create a favourable environment for fungal diseases in your lawn. These diseases can turn your grass into a patchy, sickly mess. Remove fungal diseases – 
    • Proper Watering: Avoid overwatering, as excessively wet conditions can encourage fungal growth. Water your early in the morning to allow it to dry during the day. Balance is key.
    • Good Air Circulation: Promote air circulation by regularly pruning overhanging vegetation and thinning dense areas of grass. 
    • Fungicides: If fungal diseases persist, consider using fungicides as a last resort. Sometimes, it’s necessary to call in reinforcements.
  5. Poor DrainageInadequate drainage can lead to waterlogged areas, causing your grass to turn yellow or brown. It’s frustrating to see your hard work go to waste because of poor drainage.
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    Improve poor drainage for better care  – 

    • Improve Soil Drainage: Address poor drainage by amending the soil with organic matter to enhance water infiltration. Think of it as giving your lawn a better plumbing system.
    • Install Drainage Systems: In severe cases, consider installing drainage systems like French drains to redirect excess water away from your lawn. Sometimes, a little engineering can go a long way.


    A thriving lawn in spring requires proactive measures to combat common problems. As the world outside your window bursts with life, your lawn needs attention and care to match the season’s vitality. By identifying these issues and applying the appropriate solutions, you can ensure it remains vibrant and healthy throughout the season, providing a lush and inviting backdrop for your springtime adventures.

    So, roll up your sleeves, grab your gardening gloves, and let’s make this spring the best your lawn has ever seen.

    If you need assistance in mowing and maintenance, get in touch with Clean Planet experts. Talk to us today.