The windy, colder days of winter have probably left leaves, limbs and bare spots on your lawn. Now is the time to prepare for the growing season. A healthy lawn starts with a good spring cleanup.
Start by evaluating your lawn. If it’s been well-maintained, a light raking will be enough for now. If you see trouble areas such as brown or bare spots, your lawn needs more attention.
Follow These Steps for a Lush, Green Lawn by Spring:
- Lightly rake leaves and dead grass and place in compost or lawn bags.
- Pick up broken limbs, trash and anything that may have accumulated over winter.
- Roughen up the soil surface with a rake and reseed brown or bare spots that winter may have killed.
- Water your lawn if it looks dry.
- If you have had a lot of water and warm temperatures, cut your grass now.
- Cut back ornamental grasses that didn’t get trimmed in the fall.