Kicking off your shoes and going barefoot in your lawn is a favorite for many during spring and summer. With the soft grass beneath your feet, the sun shining from above and friendly neighbors passing on the street, you can’t help but feel happy this time of year.

But what if your grass is less than perfect? When you’re feeling like your lawn has gotten away from you it’s easy to just give up or think you have to start over—even going to the extreme of tearing out the lawn and trucking in "good" soil to make a fresh start. Before a last ditch effort to start over, you owe it to your lawn to invest in the right treatment to turn it around. Here are a couple of great tips to help restore your lawn without starting from scratch:

Aerate your lawn

Soil compaction is a common cause of an unhealthy, struggling lawn. Aerating can help relieve soil compaction and spring is an excellent time to do it. If your grass receives heavy traffic, it will best survive that use if aerated once or twice a year. A heavy clay soil also needs more frequent aerating. Lawns receiving light traffic or established on a sandy soil can be aerated once a year or every other year. Check with your local hardware store to rent equipment that can help make this an easy job.

Turf Nurture Lawn Restoration Formula

Pay attention to soil nutrition

Optimal soil nutrients maximize grass growth, helping it to fill in quicker so don’t give up on your tired lawn just yet. Test your soil to see what it needs or give Turf Nurture Lawn Restoration Formula a try to help bring it back to life. This special formula is made primarily from natural and organic compounds and provides quick acting repair and renewal for stressed lawns. Think of Turf Nurture as prescription lawn therapy for any lawn that needs a second chance or more than just the basic TLC. With a natural base, Turf Nurture is pet and children friendly. This specialized formula delivers 15-0-7 strength lawn restoration that will reduce lawn stress caused by drought, heat and cold. It promotes increased root growth and vigor after just two weeks, and will show marked visual improvement within four to six weeks. Slow release nitrogen is a key ingredient which releases slowly as it biodegrades into the soil—making it effective over a much longer period of time. There are no surge growth problems with Turf Nurture. It boasts 70% slow release nitrogen makeup and can be applied in spring, summer or fall.

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