Though it’s still cold and icy outside, it’s never too early to think about Spring. The flowers, green grass, and trees full of life are things we all look forward to when the weather starts warming up. Wouldn’t that sweet reunion with your lawn be even more satisfying if it came back looking better? It can if you prepare your winter lawn for Spring. Here are 3 tips to help you prepare your Winter lawn for Spring.
Top Tips to Prepare Your Winter Lawn for Spring
Here are our top 3 tips to help you prepare your Winter lawn for Spring.
#1 Get off the grass!
During Winter, when our lawns look brown and dead, it is easy to forget to keep foot traffic to a minimum. When your grass is green and full of life, it’s like a warning signal to keep off the grass. Remember that even during winter months, walking on grass can cause compaction.
Compaction is when the soil becomes tightly packed because it has a lot of continuous pressure and weight put on it. Compacted soil results in reduced pore space and reduced water infiltration and drainage. Simply put, your soil will be so tightly compacted that it cannot properly take in water, nutrients, and fertilizers.
#2 Keep a Tidy Lawn
Leaving items like kiddie pools, hoses, and toys can ruin the grass around this area. The grass will die under these items and not grow back the same during the Spring. Even though it is Winter, there is still time to move these items.
When the lawn is clear of debris, it can grow evenly. Leaving items out while the new grass is trying to grow underneath can cause a spotty and unsightly lawn. Keep it clean and keep it healthy!
#3 Start Early
One big mistake that lawn owners make is starting too late to prepare their lawns for Spring. Apply a pre-emergent and fertilizer to get that bright and beautiful green lawn this Spring. A pre-emergent can help to prevent weeds and should be applied in early March before the temperatures rise above the mid-fifties.
Fertilizer should be applied later in the Spring when it is warmer to help provide nutrients for your grass to last through the high-temperature months.
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