How do I get ready for spring?
Spring is right around the corner! Are you and your lawn ready? Here are a few tips on how you can get your lawn in shape before spring arrives!
Prepare the soil- Late winter is a great time to prepare your flower and garden beds. Soil can become compacted during the winter months, so the first thing that should be done is to loosen the soil by tilling. This is also a good time to mix in compost or mulch. This is also a great time to test the pH and determine whether it is in a good spot for what you are planning to plant.
Level Your Lawn- The biggest reason why you may need to level your lawn is because you have a drainage issue. This is a task that can be done during winter. You can level your lawn by adding a layer of topsoil. Adding topsoil improves the soil’s health, structure and the capacity in which it holds water.
Look for Standing Water- Standing water is harmful in more ways than one. It can be harmful to your lawn because grass can’t handle being underwater. It can completely damage your lawn’s root structure. If the standing water gets really bad, it could even damage your home’s foundation. It’s important to get to the root of the problem and create a drainage system before it causes damage!
Clean Out- Late winter & early spring is a great time to clean out your flower beds and gardens. Get rid of any weeds that have popped up, any dead plants and remove any debris! This will give you a nice clean slate to beginning planting for spring!
Prune- Late winter & early spring is also the perfect time to prune because you can see the branch structure well and you can shape the plant before the buds break dormancy and the plant starts investing energy in its branches. However, make sure to do some research to make sure that the plant doesn’t bloom on old wood. Several plants bloom on old wood and shouldn’t be pruned until after blooming such as Camellia, Rhododendron, Forsythia, Hydrangea, Lilac, Magnolia, and Mountain Laurel.
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By: Hannah Raines
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