Are you ready? Spring’s on its way! But even if you can’t dig into your soil right now because it’s frozen or just plain wet, no problem! It’s the perfect time to get outside and dump some compost or manure onto the surface in areas you intend to work into beds later this spring. The organic matter will weather nicely, and under the piles, earthworms and tiny critters will enjoy a sneak peak of warmer weather to come—no matter what old Punxsutawney Phil says!
While you’re outside, use a rake to gather up any limbs, sticks, and debris that have fallen to the ground because of strong winds and heavy snow. Besides helping out your resting lawn, you won’t run the risk of tripping over these dangerous obstacles when they get covered by new snow.
Then, as soon as your lawn starts perking up, give it a boost with this Spring Wake-Up Mix:
Mix 50 pounds of pelletized gypsum, 50 pounds of pelletized lime, 5 pounds of bonemeal, and 2 pounds of Epsom salts in a wheelbarrow. Apply the mixture to your lawn with a broadcast spreader no more than two weeks before fertilizing. This formula will help aerate the turf, while giving it something to munch on until you start your regular feeding program.
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