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Lawn Restoration: How To Plan Your Long-Term Restoration Goals

Some “experts” will lead you to believe that lawn restoration in Plainfield costs an arm and a leg. And aside from being expensive, these overpriced lawn care “experts” often suggest overly complicated and unnecessary solutions. 

Stop paying more than you need to for complex and confusing options for keeping your lawn looking good. Instead, you can implement a seasonal action plan to keep your lawn in pristine condition. 

In the following blog post, you’ll find a seasonal action plan for lawn restoration in Plainfield that’s easy to implement.

Planning Your Lawn Restoration in Plainfield  

Before we begin, keep in mind that lawn restoration, though simple to apply, can sometimes be hard to understand. While we have made this guide as simple as possible, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Tee Time Lawn Care if you need more details on each step.



Dethatching helps air circulate around the base of the grass and is best done during spring. You can do the dethatching yourself if you have:

  • Power dethatcher(s)
  • Tow-behind dethatcher(s)
  • Dethatching rake(s)

Applying Spring Pre-Emergent

Spring is the time when you need to be proactive about handling weed seeds. A pre-emergent should be sprayed on your lawn to prevent the growth of weeds.

Testing the Soil

Next, you need to determine what nutrients your lawn needs. This can be done by testing the soil. Depending on the test results, a fertilizer will need to be applied.

Applying the Fertilizer

Once you or your specialist for lawn restoration in Plainfield have tested the soil, you’ll know which fertilizer may be required. The best time to apply the fertilizer is in early/mid May. If you have experienced any grub problems before, this is also the right time to apply a grub control chemical.


Keeping the Weeds Away

You will need to stay on top of problematic weeds (which haven’t been prevented by the pre-emergent applied during spring) – from late May through early July.


Lawn aeration is necessary towards the end of summer to relieve soil compaction. Unless you have a core aerator machine, it’s recommended that you hire an expert in lawn restoration in Plainfield.


If you are not happy with how your lawn looks, you may want to overseed it. This is where you plant seeds where grass is already growing, without taking out the old roots and grass. Overseeding is an effective way to fill in the sparse areas and boost the density of the lawn. 

Fall And Winter

Applying Pre-Emergent

If you overseed your lawn, you need to wait for about 2 months before you apply a layer of pre-emergent. The goal of this application is to prevent the growth of winter weeds. The best time to do this is before the temperature starts dropping below 70 degrees.

Applying Fertilizer

The final step in your ‘lawn restoration in Plainfield’ process should be to apply a winterizer fertilizer. This will prep your lawn for the upcoming cold. Late September or early October is the perfect time to do this. 

Let Tee Time Lawn Care Transform Your Lawn this Summer

Tee Time Lawn Care can help your lawn become the envy of your neighborhood. We have helped thousands of homeowners in Plainfield restore and maintain their lawns and yards using organic, kid-and pet-friendly products. There is no better time to start your lawn restoration in Plainfield plan than now. Give us a call to schedule a FREE law inspection or complete the nearby quote form.

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