How to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

Winter can be harsh on all parts of your property, on the building that you live in as much as on the grass of your lawn that you watered and trimmed with so much loving care during the previous year.

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However, when the cold weather is over, your lawn can come back to life quickly, especially if you take the time to prepare it for the upcoming period of growth – here is what you need to do:

  • Cleaning – the first step of preparing your lawn is the removal of dry leaves, twigs, branches and other debris that have fallen on the ground. You can use a rake, but if you want to be not only thorough, but quick as well, use an air blower.
  • Use fertilizer and herbicide – choose a fertilizer that starts nourishing your grass before the first leaves emerge and apply a herbicide as well to prevent the growth of crabgrass. Repeat both procedures 6-8 weeks after the first treatment.
  • Start mowing early – mowing at least once a week from the beginning of spring until the grass is strong and thick is important because frequent mowing can strengthen the roots and make the lawn more resistant later, in summer.

Remember, that should you decide to do any digging and planting, to call underground wire location experts to make sure you do not displace or damage buried cables and plumbing.