Spread the Snow If the temperature warms up and the soil thaws, but there are piles of snow remaining, the grass under the snow may not develop. A little preventative lawn care will save the day. Get out a shovel and spread the snow around evenly, so it can all melt at once.
Kill That CrabgrassIf your lawn had a crabgrass problem last year, it will again this year, unless you treat it with a pre-emergence herbicide. This lawn maintenance task requires careful timing - you need to treat your lawn two weeks before crabgrass germinates in your area. Figure out when that is.
OverseedSpring lawns are often a little patchy. Rather than waiting for them to fill in naturally, you can give them a helping hand by spreading new seeds on top of your existing lawn. Keep in mind, though, that crabgrass killing and new seeding are lawn care tasks that don't mix. After any sort of herbicide application, wait at least a month before spreading new seed.
Those first signs of returning green can be thrilling. Capture that energy to get out there and take care of a few spring lawn maintenance musts.