Getting Your Yard Ready For Spring

Getting Your Yard Ready For Spring
February 12, 2021 handsomelawn
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Can you hear that? The sounds of nature coming awake for another season. The wildflowers beginning to bloom in pockets along the highway. The warmth from the sun becoming more and more powerful during the day. Spring will be officially upon us sooner than expected which means it’s about that time to start your yard preparations. Getting your yard ready for spring is not a huge undertaking by any means, and in fact, with just a few easy steps, you can prepare your yard for new growth and greenery.

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It all starts with a rake…

You may have some leaves and debris scattered throughout your yard from fall and winter that will end up being detrimental to new lawn growth. Grab your rake and start clearing away that debris! Bag it up and take it out so it doesn’t suffocate your lawn this spring.

Using the compost you’ve been tending to…

If you’ve read our article about how to start composting in your yard, then you may have some compost churned and ready to go! If not, don’t worry, you can still find organic compost at your local hardware store. Use the compost to spread a quarter-inch layer throughout your yard in order to give your lawn a little bit of a nutrient boost.

Try re-seeding the bare parts…

If winter was a bit harsh to your lawn, causing some unsightly bare patches, that’s okay. You’ll want to loosen the surface of those patches about 2-4 inches in depth.  Level the soil out then add a combination of seed and fertilizer or seed and compost over the bare spot. Water as needed.

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Start adding the mulch…

Not only does adding mulch around the trees, bushes, and shrubs in your yard look nice, but it also serves a purpose. Adding mulch around the base of these plants will help to moderate soil temperatures, prevent weeds, and maintain proper soil moisture. So, it looks good AND helps your yard!

Aerate your lawn properly…

You likely know the phrase “April showers bring May flowers” right? So, you already know that rainstorms are very common in spring, and if your yard isn’t aerated properly, the lawn won’t be able to absorb the necessary nutrients it needs. Aerate your lawn in preparation to allow oxygen, water, and other nutrients to reach the roots.

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Get started with pre-emergent weeds…

Start by familiarizing yourself with the most common weeds you’ll find in North Texas. You’ll want to use a pre-emergent weed herbicide before weeds begin to infiltrate your yard, not during or after. The term “pre-emergent” means that weed seeds will be prevented from germinating in the yard.

If getting your yard ready for spring seems like a big undertaking, don’t get overwhelmed. Here at Handsome Lawn Service, we are professionals at prepping yards for spring in order for you to have a flourishing, vibrant lawn for seasons to come.