Blog How to Care for Your Lawn This Spring May 12, 2022May 24, 2022Jeremy KelseyHome Improvement Winter can wreak havoc on your lawn with extreme temperatures and harsh weather. Fortunately, you can bring your lawn back to life during spring and keep it in good shape for the coming months. In this post, gutter cover expert Gutter Helmet lists a few things you can do to keep your lawn beautiful and lush. Debris Removal Clear away leaves, dead plants and other debris that has accumulated on your lawn over the winter to prepare the soil bed for testing. You can use leaf blowers in moderate settings to remove leaves and twigs from the soil bed. Alternatively, rakes and brooms are effective solutions to clear away twigs, scattered weeds and debris. Soil Testing A soil test is a way to determine the chemical composition of your soil and see if it has the right nutrients. A soil scientist can use a chemical extraction process to accurately determine your soil’s nutrient content. After the analysis, the professional will recommend soil amendments, fertilizers and additional steps needed to repair your lawn’s soil. Excessive lawn moisture due to gutter leaks could be a problem, so make sure to address the issue and install a new gutter guard system if needed. Fertilization After winter, fertilizing your lawn helps restore its green color and keep it healthy. The best time to fertilize your lawn is in the early spring after all traces of frost are gone. Doing so helps the soil take in nutrients and keep your lawn green. Fertilizing your lawn every few weeks will keep it healthy and green throughout summer and autumn. Preventative Weed Killers Weeds and crabgrass ruin lawns by competing with grass for light, water and nutrients. Their excessive growth also makes them an ideal home for grass-eating pests. Pre-emergent herbicides or weed killers will prevent the growth of weeds and crabgrass on your lawn. If you need the best gutter system to keep your lawn and landscaping protected from water damage, Gutter Helmet can make recommendations. Call us at (800) 824-3772 or fill out this contact form to get a free quote!