Rake and Bag
To begin, we recommend creating a spring lawn care checklist. The first step in spring lawn preparation is cleaning up the remains of winter. Time to roll up the sleeves and start getting rid of unwanted foliage and debris like litter, dog feces, dead grass, and old leaves.
Over the long winter season, oftentimes litter can blow into your yard. This is your opportunity to pick up trash, sticks, and other garbage. Be sure to wear heavy gloves for this process.
It isn’t pleasant, but this is also the time to pick up and discard any dog waste. Here’s a helpful hint: Do not compost dog waste. A dog’s feces contain pathogens. It’s best to let an expert do that composting. Lawn care experts of Kansas City, Summit Turf Services, are happy to help and give early spring lawn care tips as well.
Time to turn your attention to the actual lawn. If you thoroughly raked all the leaves in late fall, you will probably avoid any snow mold. But there still might be a few leaves to rake up in the month of April. The good news is that raking in early spring can also pull up thatch and clean the lawn down deep – this is one of many of our early spring lawn care tips.
If you have pine cone-bearing trees, this is a chance to remove them as well, as they don’t break down easily in a compost pile. Perhaps you even want to save them for arts and crafts.
Next, move on to your perennial beds. Remove all of the overgrown grass and dead leaves. Good gardening scissors work great for pruning this area.
If you have to do some spring cleaning, you may as well enjoy yourself and anticipate how wonderful it’s going to look when you’re finished. You’ll soon be able to reward yourself with a beautiful yard and transplanted flower beds. Spring lawn preparation may be time consuming, but we promise it is worth all the hard work.