After a harsh winter, spring is finally here and that means flowers will soon be pushing up from the ground, trees will begin to bud, and your lawn will start to come back to life.  You could leave your lawn alone to do its thing but that’s not well-advised.  The lawn care experts at EMC Lawn Care in Hatfield, PA know that without proper preparation, even the mildest of spring weather won’t be able to bring your lawn back from its winter slumber.  Without preparation, you could end up with another season of dead patches, weeds, and, mud holes.  We all want a lawn we can be proud of, so here are a few tips from EMC Lawn Care to help you get your spring lawn off on the right foot so it can thrive throughout this year’s warm seasons.

Step One: Remove Debris

Chances are the winter’s harsh weather has left your lawn strewn with debris.  High winds cause branches to fall and all sorts of junk to blow in.  If you don’t remove this debris, you’re likely to see more dead spots and mud holes in the spring and summer.  To give your lawn the best possible chance of growing in thick and full, take some time to walk you lawn removing debris like sticks and other junk.  Keep a close eye out for clumps of leaves and trash, as these can prevent your fresh grass from getting the oxygen and sunlight it needs to thrive.  With all that junk out of the way, you won’t see as many dead spots and your grass will be happy and healthy.

Step Two: Apply Weed Killer and Fertilizer

Your lawn won’t look very nice if it’s choked out by tenacious weeds like crabgrass.  If you want to keep crabgrass from rearing its ugly head and spreading rapidly around your lawn, the early spring is the best time to do something about it.  Crabgrass control agents work best when they’re applied before the weather warms up.  While you’re applying weed killers, you can also make plans to put down some fertilizer that will give your budding grass the nutrients it needs to develop a strong root system, withstand the scorching summer sun, and stay green well into the fall.

Step Three: Aerate

Over the winter, the topsoil in your yard has likely become compressed and hard.  This hard shell can prevent air and water from reaching the roots of your grass, where it can do the most good.  A simple aeration can create pathways that allow water and air to get right to the roots; just remember to do it before the weeds start sprouting or those pathways could become the perfect place for their seeds to take root.

Getting the perfect lawn isn’t easy but with a little preparation, your chances of seeing a sea of green this spring will improve significantly.  We know it’s a lot of work, so if you don’t have the time or energy to do the job yourself, call EMC Lawn Care today for an estimate!  We can take care of time consuming jobs like cleanup, fertilization, aeration, seeding, and more.  We serve Hatfield, PA, Bucks County and surrounding areas, so pick up your phone and dial (267) 718-5952 to get started.  We’ll help you give your lawn a solid foundation so it can look its best this year and for years to come.