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Snow melts. The sun shines from behind the clouds, and every now and again, you hear the sound of thunder in the distance. Birds sing. Winter is over, and spring is finally here. Now that the weather is warm again in Oklahoma (for the most part), it’s time to spend for outdoor activities for some. For others, now is the time for lawn care.
Snow melts. The sun shines from behind the clouds, and every now and again, you hear the sound of thunder in the distance. Birds sing. Winter is over, and the time for Spring lawn care is finally here. Now that the weather is warm again in Oklahoma (for the most part), it’s time to spend for outdoor activities for some. For others, now is the time for lawn care.
If you want your lawn to be healthy this spring and ready for the brutal summer, you’ll need to be prepared. In this article, we’ll look at a few spring lawn care tips, including:
Let’s see what you can do for your lawn this spring.

Sharpen the Yard Tools

One of the first things you need to do to prepare for Spring lawn care is sharpen your tools. While you’re doing “spring cleaning” in the garage, you should get each of your tools out and sharpen them. Sharpen the lawnmower blades, the gardening tools, the hedge trimmers. To start your lawn care off right, you’ll need your tools to be in the best condition possible.

Clean Lawn Debris Carefully

After winter, your lawn will be littered in debris, and it’s tempting to go outside and clean it all up immediately. Unfortunately, you must resist this urge. The lawn’s soil is going to be wet and trampling around on it will damage grass shoots. Perform light cleaning but be careful and be patient.
Once the soil dries, you can begin more intensive cleaning. Remove the debris, the leaves, and anything else that doesn’t belong in your yard.

Use Crabgrass Preventer

Preventing crabgrass can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. It will grow back every year, but if you are ready for it, then you should be able to handle it with ease. Purchase some crabgrass preventer if you don’t own some already. Put it on your lawn before any crabgrass appears, which is usually when the temperature reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit for two days in a row. Due to Oklahoma’s sporadic weather, timing can be difficult, but the sooner you get it down, the better.

Fertilize the Lawn

Fertilizing the lawn will ensure healthy, lush grass throughout spring. Do some research and find out what fertilizer is right for the type of grass in your lawn. Furthermore, when you shop for crabgrass preventer, try to find one that doubles as a fertilizer if you want to save money and time. Alternatively, contact a Tahlequah fertilizing service near you to take care of it for you.

Mow at the Correct Height

Different kinds of grass have different length requirements. In other words, you don’t want to cut off too much. It’s a good idea to mow on cooler days if you want to see better results. We’ve covered spring mowing in a previous topic if you want more details.
Prepare now and taking care of your lawn will be much easier throughout the rest of the year.