January in Colorado can be a little strange when it comes to weather. But the nice spring-like days are reminding me I have to start getting my lawn ready for when real spring rolls around. It is very easy to let the lawn go during the winter. I have been trying to keep up, but during the winter I just do not spend as much time out in my lawn, and it is easy to miss the problems that arise. So, on my own, I have started to compile a list of things I need to do to get my lawn ready for when spring rolls around.
The first thing I need to do is just get back out in the yard and walk around. Having been removed, many problems can have arisen, and just being back out there gets me back into connection with my lawn, and I begin to understand the problems. One common problem, and one I’ve noticed even just looking out the window, is the overflow from the garden beds. Soil from the garden has fallen out into the lawn. The problem here is that the soil will not give the grass a chance to get the proper air and water it needs. There is also a problem with debris. There are some leaves in the lawn, and some fallen branches, and for my grass to thrive, I need to clean those up as well.
Beyond that, and this is something I will be working with Mountain High Tree to maintain, is fertilizing. I already found a great deal Mountain High offers to help revivify the lawn through treatments, and since it’s a great deal, my wife is totally on board. While I am excited to get out and get my lawn ready, I know this is the last step, and needs to wait until later in the year. Still, next weekend I will be out cleaning up the yard so it is ready for the coming of spring.