While you may have just gotten your lawn all set up for the winter chill, it’s never too early to have a game plan for the spring. In fact, the fall months are the ideal time to get your lawn ready for the spring. The damp winter stimulates and activates new root growth during the colder season so that your lawn can start its revitalization after the snow melts and temperatures rise. Here’s how to prepare your lawn, now, for the upcoming spring and summer.

• Tune-up the lawnmower: Like any mechanical object, if it sits for a length of time, like over the winter, it’s going to need a little maintenance before the first use. Depending on the unit you have, you might need to do things like changing the oil, replace a spark plug, install a new air filter, charge the battery, and more. A quick tune-up before the first use will make mowing easier and extend the life of your lawnmower.

• Clean up the area: Despite the clean up you did during the fall, debris, leaves, acorns, twigs, and more will make themselves into your yard. Giving your lawn good raking will get rid of everything foreign in the yard.

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• Stop weed growth quickly: Weeds are incredibly persistent, especially if they get the chance to spread. The best way to prevent them is to apply a pre-emergent herbicide. This can help reduce the number of dandelions, crabgrass, and other weeks without damaging the grass.

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• Add fertilizer: Adding a slow-release fertilizer will provide even more nutrition your lawn might need after the cold winter. It will give your yard an extra boost to prepare it for the summer heat.

• Start small: With the first couple of mowings, only take a little off the top to prevent a shock to the root system, ultimately weakening it.

• Hire a professional: At RGreen Lawns, we understand that lives can get busy. If you’re looking for a dependable lawn care service to keep your grass looking beautiful, contact us today!