As spring approaches, be sure to remove any remaining leaves or debri from turf areas as soon as possible. Leaves and debri can starve your lawn of oxygen and sunlight and can kill your grass.

To achieve proper spring time mowing, the turf area should be cut short one time removing as much winter brown as possible without scalping the turf. Then, continue to mow at the proper height and never remove more that 1/3 of an inch of the turf in one mowing. For Fescue and Bluegrass a recommended height of 3 inches is ideal and will help control unsightly weeds. For Zoysia a recommended height of 1-2 inches should be sufficient.

Watering in the spring can vary from year to year depending on the amount of rain. Most spring time conditions will bring sufficient moisture but it is important to be able to recognize drought stress on turf areas in case of a dry spring. A blueish green color will indicate lack of moisture as well as footprints that do not bounce back as you walk across the lawn. Also remember to water thoroughly and deeply, yet infrequently.