Once February’s ice and snow have begun to melt away, it’s time for your lawn to wake up from its winter slumber. Like a hibernating bear, the best advice is to let your lawn gently come back to life during the early spring months. Done right, mother nature’s sun will do most of the work for you.
Keep in mind, if you treated your grass properly during the fall, it has had all winter to germinate and prepare itself to grow heartily as soon as the temperatures begin to rise. If you didn’t take proper care of your lawn in the fall, however, you may have more work to do once spring arrives.
Be patient! You don’t want to compact the grass or kill new shoots before they have a chance to mature. The rule of “green” thumb is to wait until your lawn has turned mostly green before you begin mowing.