In the Northeast, spring seems to have come early. From New York City down to Pennsylvania, warm weather is here. Besides spring cleaning, this time of year is when homeowners need to start getting the lawn in shape.
If you don't have the money to call up a Philadelphia landscaper (or New York City gardener to tend to your tiny backyard), be sure to check out This Old House's guide to creating a lush lawn.
But where to start?
The first thing to do, which will determine all of the next steps in your lawn care program, is to do a soil test. The simple test (which only costs around $20) will tell you the pH level of the soil, as well as the amount of the nutrients in the soil. The results will tell you what kind of fertilizer, nutrients and compost to add. View original post