Last week’s storm was Mother Nature’s wake up call to us all. Here at the Greenskeeper, we had enough. The day before the storm was spent raking, cleaning up branches and burning. Sure we knew that the lawn would be covered again but that little bit of warm weather had given us spring fever.
If you are itching to get out, here are a few things you can do to get ready for spring.
1. Lightly rake your lawn to remove twigs and debris and fluff up the turf to promote growth. Don’t rake too vigorously or you run the risk of pulling out viable dormant grass.
2. Remove any brown perennial foliage from garden plants that you were not able to remove last fall.
3. Trim back ornamental grasses.
4. Edge borders.
5. Look for emerging bulbs!
6. Cut some forsythia and bring it in and force it. Springtime in a vase!
Whatever gets you through the final days of March, go for it. Your Greenskeeper will see you soon!