With Spring officially upon us, it is once again time to get your yard back in pristine condition. However, lawn maintenance requires more work than simply mowing your yard. There are a variety of steps you will need to take in order to ensure that you have a beautiful, lush, green yard to enjoy with your family this summer. Here are a few of the steps you can take to prepare your lawn this spring.
Once your yard appears healthy enough for work to be done on it, the first thing you will want to do is clean it up. Dead grass, as well as leftover lawn clippings and leaves, can accumulate on your lawn and get matted down into thatch. Thatch is problematic as it can prevent lawn growth, and can also lead to pest infestations and fungus growth. It is then important to start your spring lawn maintenance by giving it a good going over with a lawn rake with stiff tines, or with a dethatching rake, to remove as much of this thatch as possible to help give your lawn the best chance of growing healthy.