Prepare your lawn for spring on the Outer Banks with three simple steps! With some soil preparation, fertilizer application, carrying out regular maintenance, and using the right grass seed varieties, you’re sure to have a beautiful and healthy lawn to enjoy as the warm weather approaches.

Get rid of existing weeds or crabgrass with a pre-emergent application and regular maintenance.

When preparing your lawn for springtime on the Outer Banks, it’s important to get rid of weeds or crabgrass. The best way to do this is by using a pre-emergent application. This should be done in early spring before any new weed and crabgrass seeds begin to germinate. In addition, regular maintenance such as mowing and watering will help keep your lawn and garden free from these pests.

Add topsoil as needed, not forgetting the areas around trees, pathways and gardens for a super even look.

It is important to add topsoil as needed in order to create a consistent layer of soil that can easily absorb water and help your grass grow. Additionally, don’t forget the areas around trees, pathways and gardens when adding topsoil. Adding just one inch of topsoil will make a remarkable difference in the look and feel of your lawn and garden overall.


Reseeding is a great way to fill in bald spots or uneven lawn areas. To do this, break up the soil in the affected area and add grass seed according to the directions provided. Afterward, lightly cover the seeds with topsoil and water regularly until it has taken root. If necessary, you may have to add an organic fertilizer after about one month to improve germinant growth.