Spring is here! But winter can be rough on your lawn. As such, you may have to follow certain steps to help prepare it for spring. This helps to ensure that your yard thrives and turns green and lush when the temperatures increase. Here are the steps you will want to follow to help prepare your lawn.
1. Picking Up Debris
After the winter months, your lawn may be cluttered with debris. Sticks may have fallen down from nearby trees or trash may have blown into your yard when it was windy. Take the time to pick up any debris that is lying in your yard.
Another step that you may have to take after winter is raking. Most people think that leaves only fall on their yards in the fall. However, during the winter months, ice, snow and wind can all cause leaves to fall from bushes and plants onto your yard. When possible, allow your yard to dry out before you rake it. If your yard is wet and damp and you rake too hard, you can damage your grass. Letting the grass and soil dry out makes it easier to rake and also helps to prevent damage.
Weeds can grow in your lawn and flower beds even in the cold. As such, you may need to take the time to weed around your trees, in your flower beds and in your yard. This helps to ensure that you can plant flowers and other plants when the weather warms up without worrying about weeds getting in the way. It also improves the appearance of your yard.
4. Tree Trimming
Trimming away dead growth on a tree makes way for new growth in the spring. If you have large trees that need to be trimmed, it is recommended that you hire a tree trimmer to help you with this process as improperly trimming and pruning can cause more harm than good.
Lastly, take the time to fertilize your lawn and your flower beds. Fertilizing helps enrich the soil, allowing it to provide the nutrients to plants, bushes, grass and trees that they need to survive and thrive.
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