Winter Won't Last Much Longer: How To Make Sure Your Yard Is Ready For Spring

It may still be snowing right now, but the warm weather is just around the corner. It's time to start thinking about your yard. After the winter you've had this year, your yard is going to need all the help it can get to return to spring time beauty. If you're not sure where to start, here are three steps to help get you on your way.

Bring Your Lawn Back to Life

Once the snow has finally gone away, you'll need to get started bringing your lawn back to life. It's been lying dormant under piles of snow all winter long. It's going to need some tender loving care to get it back to where you want it to be.


When you get started on your lawn, the first thing you'll need to do is take a rake to it. Your lawn probably has a few inches of debris on top of it. Unfortunately, that debris is going to prevent your lawn from getting the air, nutrients, and water it's going to need to liven up again. Use your lawn rake to remove all the debris.


Once you've removed the debris, you'll need to help your lawn get a nice air supply going again. You can do that by aerating the soil. One way to do that is with an aeration tool that you can pick up at any home improvement center. You can also put on a pair of golf shoes or baseball cleats and walk around your lawn a few times. Either method will open up the soil so your lawn can get plenty of oxygen rich air.


If you winter left you with some bald spots, you'll need to spend some time reseeding those areas. That's a simple task that will just require you to throw some grass seed over the bald areas. Cover those areas with a nice layer of fertilizer and give it some extra water.

Prune Your Plants

If you're like most people, winter has probably left you with some dead branches in your yard. Now's the time to take the pruning shears to your trees, plants and shrubbery. Clearing away the dead branches will help invite new growth. Don't take away too much though. You don't want cut into the new growth.

Schedule Your Lawn Service

As soon as spring arrives, you'll want to hit the ground running with your landscaping. The best way to do that is to schedule your lawn service as soon as possible. A lawn care service, such as  Natural Green Lawn and Pest ,will ensure that your yard is in tiptop shape and ready to thrive in the warm weather.