It’s Lawn and Garden Month! | Ace Hardware NH

At long last, we have made it through winter and second winter and it’s finally spring. What’s more, April is Lawn and Garden Month! That means we are going to be talking lawn care and gardening needs that you can conveniently pick up at Aubin Ace Hardware in NH. Whether you’re looking to add some color to your gardens or keep a neat, well-manicured lawn, Aubin has what you need to keep your lawn and garden beautiful this month (and the rest of spring and summer).

Here are some lawn care and gardening tips to beautify your property this spring.

Spring is time to reseed.

Is your lawn looking patchy and bare after the winter? The best times to reseed your lawn are early spring and fall. So if you don’t want to look at those bare patches all summer, now is the time to reseed. The help the grass regrow lush and green, use a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer as you reseed. Springtime is also a good time to test the pH level of your soil to find out if it is too acidic to grow grass or other plants you want in your yard. Most grasses grow best in soil with a pH level between 5.8 and 7.2. Lime and specialized fertilizers can help balance your soil’s pH level and allow your grass and plants to thrive. If spending lots of time researching the best lawn care products for your lawn isn’t your thing, there are tools like Scott’s Lawn Care Plan that can make it easier.

Pick the best plants for your yard.

Not all plants thrive in all conditions. Some plants like acidic soil; some need direct sunlight while others grow best in shade. If you want to liven up your flower gardens this April, there are several beautiful varieties that do well when you plant them in the early New England spring. If your yard gets lots of sun, these flowers you can plant in early spring will thrive:

  • Lilies – Bulbs that can be planted as soon as the ground thaws, lilies come in many colors and the flowers are hardy and easy to grow.
  • Ranunculuses – Even if you didn’t know its name, you have probably seen this flower with its many layers of paper-thin petals before. They blossom in warm hues of orange, yellow, and red, and add some cheer to any flower bed.

  • Peonies – These low-maintenance plants can take a few years to yield flowers. However, once they do, a peony bush can thrive and continue to bloom for over 100 years. Even if they don’t flower the year you plant them, peonies are well worth the wait.
  • Geraniums – these flowers are common hanging plants and can bloom all spring and summer and even into the fall with sufficient water and sun. The most popular varieties of this flower native to South Africa come in red, pink, and white.

Lawn and Garden Care at Ace Hardware NH

Whether you’re perfecting your grass or sprucing up your flower beds, Aubin Ace Hardware in NH has everything you need. If you’re not sure what you need or what products will be best for your yard, our team will be happy to help.

Come visit us at 762 Mast Rd in Manchester today!