347 Ramapo Valley Road,
Oakland, NJ 07436
Minutes off Routes 287 & 208




Wake Up Your Lawn with These Tips for Spring

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Spring lawn care is a lot less time intensive than lawn care during autumn. If you properly prepared your grass in late fall, there should be very little for you to do in springtime.

Most importantly, your landscape should have plenty of opportunity to gently come back to life during the spring months. Properly done, the sun and soil will do most of the work for you.

The best time to prep your grass is in the late fall just before it goes dormant for the winter. If you treated your grass properly during the fall, it has had all winter to germinate and prepare itself to grow vigorously as soon as the temperatures begin to rise. If you didn’t take proper care of your lawn in the fall, however, you will have more work to do when spring arrives.

There are times you don’t have any control over how the grass was treated the previous fall. Therefore it is best to treat your lawn as if it received no winter preparation at all.

Sure you want to get out the garden tools and attack your yard just as soon as possible once the warm weather arrives. But be patient. Let your grass wake itself up gradually. If you spend too much time on your lawn before it is fully green, you run the risk of compacting the grass or killing new shoots before they have a chance to mature. Wait until your lawn has turned mostly green before you begin mowing or aerating in the spring.

Remember, at Oakland Hardware, our staff is quite knowledegable when it comes to caring for your landscape. Sure everyone wants to have the best grass on the block. Well, we can help you get there!

Getting Your Lawn Ready for Warmer Weather

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Yes springtime is here and that means get your lawn ready for some warmer temperatures.
Here are some things to get your lawn ready. First, take a soil test in the springtime. A soil test will let you know what nutrients your soil has now and what it needs going forward.
Secondly add a pre-emergent weed killer for crab grass. For other weeds, pick up some other weed killers that you would find in our store.
Finally, water less often in the spring. Let your grass wilt a little bit and then do infrequent, deep waterings. This will allow the roots to grow nice and deep into the soil and deeper roots will help sustain the grass through the stress of the summer months. Add an inch to two inches of water on your lawn a couple times a week in the spring.
Use these tips to get your lawn looking like a golf course! Stop into our well-stocked store and ask our staff for help with any questions you have.