With winter fading away and the longer, warmer days of spring coming up, it’s tempting to get out in the yard and enjoy the weather. However, heavy traffic on your grass can cause a lot of damage post-winter and is strongly discouraged until your grass builds up strength again – so keep off the grass!
Winter is a very hard season on your lawn and it takes a lot of work and care to bring it up to a strong, lush appearance.
You should be waiting for the soil to dry completely before you begin working on your lawn and sprucing it back up for spring. The main reason to keep off the grass is the risk of soil compaction. If the soil has thawed in the upper layers of your lawn, but remains frozen below, you can quite easily compress and damage any roots and vulnerable grass between the frozen and thawed soil.
For the most part, any work being done in the early parts of spring should be light. Avoid frequent foot traffic and any riding mowers or heavier equipment. You should avoid aeration and raking until your lawn is ready. Consulting a lawn care professional, like the ones at Hometurf Lawn Care, will help you time your spring maintenance properly.
Now, that doesn’t mean aeration won’t be helpful eventually! Once a professional gives you the go-ahead, scheduling aeration, over-seeding, weed and pest control and fertilization will be extremely beneficial to the health of your lawn. The important factor to consider with all of these tasks is timing, and with us, that’s something you won’t have to worry about.
At Hometurf Lawn Care, we have services and programs available that offer the best care for your lawn, keeping it well maintained and healthy. Click here to browse the programs we have available.
Remember, your lawn isn’t ready yet, so keep off the grass until it’s dry!