While there’s still plenty of time left in the winter season, homeowners should begin preparing their lawn for the upcoming seasonal transition.
Once the last winter “cold snap” has passed, temperatures will begin to rise, offering the perfect opportunity for plants and trees to emerge from dormancy.
However, homeowners must prepare their lawn for this seasonal transition; otherwise, their grass and plants may suffer.
So, what steps can you take to prepare your landscape for spring?
When was the last time you checked your landscape’s runoff? Being that most regions experience minimal precipitation during winter, poor runoff typically causes little-to-no concern.
Once spring arrives, however, you’ll almost certainly experience more rain showers. And without proper runoff, these showers can leave pools of standing water throughout your lawn, saturating and even killing grass and plant life.
Prepare for Weeds
You should also prepare for battle with the upcoming weed growth, which is all but expected to occur during the seasonal transition from winter to spring.
Allowing weeds to take over your lawn will only sap valuable nutrients – nutrients that could be used by grass and plants.
There are many ways to deal with weeds, some of which include pulling the weeds up by their roots, using a chemical herbicide, or spraying the weed with a homemade solution of vinegar, water and dish soap.
Rake the Leaves
Of course, planning for the spring also means raking the leaves.
As winter creeps away, your lawn will probably be left with a layer (or several) of leaves and yard debris. It’s important to remove this debris before spring; otherwise, your grass may struggle to emerge from its dormant state.
You can either rake the leaves by hand, or run over your lawn with a mower using the mulch setting. Either way, you should handle the leaves and debris before the spring season arrives.
Prepare Your Mower
Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the last second to prepare your lawn mower. When lawn mowers sit in storage for several months, they may fail to start.
So, take your lawn mower out and test it to ensure it cranks and runs. You may also want to perform some basic maintenance on your lawn mower, such as changing the oil, replacing or sharpening the blade, cleaning the carburetor, etc.
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