It’s that time of year again, where the ground starts to soften up, the snow melts and you start wondering “What in the heck am I going to do with this muddy mess of a yard I’ve been left with.” Well I have “2 Simple Steps I Wish Someone Had Told Me About How to Care for My Lawn in Early Spring” And I am going to share those with you today and we will get that lawn looking like brand new, together.
Step One : Have a Plan
First step is to make sure you have a plan. Sit down with anyone helping you pull this together, even if its just your Wife and kids or you are flying solo. Take time to really visit what you need to have done this season. Do you need to get the leaves raked up? Do you need to mulch it with your mower before it starts growing? Raking sod back into place or even spreading some earth and grass seed to hide those unsightly holes the local wildlife dug up (Or even your cities sidewalk plowing services if it exists).
Also plan out what tools you are going to need or if you are going to need to buy anything new this season, it can be a real drag to get out there with your mower only to realize you need to go to the local hardware store and purchase a brand new one this season when you didn’t realize you needed it.
We have a great article about the “The 10 Best Tools to Make Your Garden Look Fantastic This Spring“, just full of some spring tools you might pick up incase you are just starting out. I personally like to group all my tools together in my garage by season, this allows us to ensure our tools are ready to go quickly when its time to look them over.
Step Two : Fight the Weeds Early and Hard
Just like the title above says, you need to fight the weeds growing in your yard early and hard. The best way to of course maintain a healthy yard is to maintain the turf to ensure its healthy and thick. When you have a thick healthy lawn, this is sometimes its own best defense against weeds. Weeds can be treated with some basic lawn care and even some herbicidal sprays that target just the weeds and not the grass itself, though this should really be a last resort. Taking care of your weed problem will allow you to maintain a healthy looking lawn and focus on the smaller details without worrying about patches of your yard looking dingy and chocked out.
With these two simple steps that I wish someone had told me when I started taking care of my lawn in the early spring, you should be able to knock out the yard work in no time and really get a solid base built up over time to ensure you have the coordination needed to master your lawn in no time.