Tip of the week: Spring lawn care

Prepare lawn mowers for the new season by replacing the blade. Grass should be cut when it reaches four inches high. Place the mower at its highest setting and be prepared to cut the grass every five days for the next month, especially if the spring is wet or the lawn fertilized.

Adrian Higgins has been writing about the intersection of gardening and life for more than 25 years, and joined the Post in 1994. He is the author of several books, including the "Washington Post Garden Book" and "Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden."
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