Tips to Prepare Your Lawn Before Spring

We’re finally shaking off the cooler winter weather and heading full force into spring, so it’s time to get your lawn ready for the season! By taking care of a few lawn maintenance tasks now, you can ensure that your grass will come back to life and look great until the end of fall. Our top five tasks to prepare your lawn for spring include:

  • Rake and Mulch

Rake up and mulch as many fallen leaves as your can at the end of winter. Leave the clippings on your lawn to give it a nutrient boost or use the mulch to make neat-looking flower beds.

Leaving dead leaves in your lawn doesn’t just look bad, it can also block sunlight from your lawn and delay it from turning back green. However, excessive taking can cause damage to your grass, especially with warm-weather grasses like St. Augustine. Don’t feel the need to take up every single leaf if you can help it.

  • Soil Analysis and Amendment

The end of winter is also a great time to test your soil and make any amendments that are necessary. You may be surprised at your soil’s chemistry! Base your fertilization program and schedule of your soil analysis results.

  • Weed Control

Get a jump on weeds by applying a pre-emergent herbicide (if appropriate for your grass variety) and pulling any breakthrough weeds you find by hand. Seal weeds in a bag to prevent the spread of their seeds and dispose of them with other yard waste.

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