Now that the holiday season is behind us, winter is starting to settle in. The temperatures drop and the sun sets earlier. It is easy to feel somewhat depressed during this time of year. But keep in mind that spring is not too far behind and you can already start preparing for the next season. Keep reading for more information on how to prepare your lawn for this coming spring.
Clean Up Your Lawn
Even if you have cleared your yard of debris and leaves during the fall season, there will very likely be more debris that needs to be picked up after the winter season has passed. You may find yourself needing to rake more leaves, or use a leaf blower. Pick up any fallen twigs and branches. You may find other various items in your lawn that have been blown in by a winter storm. It is essential to clear all debris before beginning to cut the grass, as the debris could clog the mower.
Many individuals will only mow their lawn once every seven days. While this may be enough once the grass is established, it is wise to mow more often during early spring. This is due to the fact that the roots cannot reproduce properly if not kept short. Cutting your lawn frequently, around every five days, will help to establish thicker, healthier grass.
Trim Bushes and Trees
Dead tree branches pose potential problems as they can fall onto your home, outbuildings or vehicles. Depending on the size of the branch, they can also cause a lot of damage. If you have large dead branches, consider hiring a tree trimmer to take care of pruning back branches. Additionally, prune back your bushes, especially if they are in close proximity to your home. Overgrown bushes can be an open invitation for pests to nest in.