Texans like to say that the weather here in Dallas never makes up its mind, and we agree, 100%! When spring is supposed to start in March, it might still be freezing and snowing outside. Other years, temperatures might be warmer by February, but you never really know! Either way, you must prepare your landscaping for whenever spring does make its arrival. Here are five tips for preparing your yard before spring gets here.
Preparing Your Yard for Spring in Dallas, TX
Raking your leaves in the fall and winter is not enough for spring preparation. You still have some work to do out there! Without raking up all the dead grass on your land, thatch layers can start to form. Thatch layers can lead to mold growth or make it more difficult for grass to grow in the spring.
Aerate If You Have To
For the most part, you aren’t supposed to aerate your soil in the spring. Fall is typically the best time to do this. However, if your soil became impacted over the winter months, aerating your lawn is a good idea.
Overseeding usually occurs during the fall. However, sometimes the winter is tougher on your lawn than others. If that is the case, you can overseed in the spring! It would be best if you focused on the dead or bare patches as well as dog spots. Then, apply a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer.
If you did not fertilize in the fall, it’s time to do it as spring approaches. Just remember, too much fertilizer can lead to lawn disease and weed problems.
Early spring is the time that perennial weeds like dandelions make their first appearance. You should keep an eye on these and attempt to pull them out at the root to prevent continuous growth.
If you need help preparing your lawn for springtime, call CGreens Landscaping in Dallas and Frisco, TX today! We will get your yard ready to take full advantage of those warm spring months! Be sure and follow us on Facebook for more information and access to our latest offers!