Here we are, almost to the end of March, and there was nothing but snow flurries for most of the day today. Suffice to say, winter can end anytime now so we can get onto spring and the warmer weather and greener grass that goes along with it. I've heard there's been fraud charges filed against the Groundhog, so maybe things will start improving!!
Even though the grass hasn't awakened yet, there are still things that can be done now to help green things up when the warmer temperatures show up. Raking up leaves and debris, cutting back flowers (if it wasn't done in the fall), cleaning up from your pets all go a long way to having the yard ready for the spring and summer. If your flower beds have mulch in them, there is no better time to refresh or replace your existing mulch than before flowers and bushes bloom in the spring.
If your lawn hasn't been dethatched or aerated within the last couple of years, you might consider having it done this year. And, finally, give your yard its first feeding of the spring with fertilizer that contains a higher percentage of nitrogen. Nitrogen is the chemical in fertilizer that helps produce growth in your lawn, as well as greener, thicker, blades. The first feeding should also contain crabgrass preventer, which should control crabgrass growth for the entire season.
Taking some simple, but necessary, steps now will go a long way to getting to a lush, green lawn that can be enjoyed all season long.
Have a great day!!