Steps to Take to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

It is never too early to start thinking about getting your lawn ready for spring. One of the most invigorating senses is when the lush green grass returns after a long, slushy winter. Make your lawn the absolute best this year by trying some of these steps to ensure your grass is healthy!

Prepare Dead Spots for Seeding

The winter conditions can damage parts of your lawn from severe freezing, being scrapped by plows, or being killed by road salt. Remove dead grass and rake compost into the affected area to create nutrient-rich soil that will be ready to grow new grass. According to This Old House, spring grass seeding can begin as early as March in warmer climates and April in colder climates.

Distribute Pre-Emergent Weed Control

Spring is the best time for preventing weeds in your lawn. Administering weed killer that is specially designed to stop weeds before they germinate can be done in early spring. You can learn more about pre-emergent herbicide here.

Rake Dead Foliage

Your lawn will likely be littered with dead leaves after a long winter. Reader's Digest explains, “Last year’s leaves will make great compost, but not if they keep the grass from absorbing sunlight.” Raking your lawn or using a dethatcher on your mower will remove the built up foliage and allow new growth to sprout. But be careful, Today's Homeowner warns, “Avoid heavy yard work in the spring until the soil dries out – foot traffic and hard raking can compact or disturb soggy soil and damage tender, new grass shoots.” Once the soil is dry, give your lawn a thorough cleaning and encourage growth!

 

Whenever you need help with your lawn, you can count on Supreme Lawn and Landscaping to save the day. We want your lawn to look its absolute best this year! By reseeding dead spots, removing deteriorating foliage, and distributing weed control, you can prepare your lawn for new spring growth!