Prep Your Lawn for the Spring

Spring is right around the corner. While homeowners have not had to worry about their lawn the past few months, the time is come to get ready for the new season. The ground is about to defrost, potentially causing a muddy mess. Make sure to take these steps to insure you are ahead of the game and not dealing with a swampy disaster area in the weeks to come.

The first step when preparing your lawn for the spring is to assess the situation. Inspect your property for dead branches, leaves and other debris so you can take a proper look at the soil, grass trees and shrubs. Determine what grass is dead and what is alive so you can plan accordingly. Now that you have assessed your grass situation, make sure to rake out any areas of dried or dead grass to prevent thatch from blocking oxygen and sunlight to your plants and grass. To prevent crabgrass, you must address the issue before it becomes a problem and get rid of it before the seeds start germinating. The best course of action is to use a pre-emergent herbicide during late winter or early spring to prevent any crabgrass seeds left behind before they have an opportunity to spread.

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