Early spring lawn raking is not only good for reducing your waist, it’s good for your lawn too!
Fall is the time we most think of raking the lawn to remove fallen leaves, but a vigorous raking in the spring has plenty of healthy lawn benefits as well. Not only will a spring lawn raking promote turfgrass growth sooner in the spring, but those same benefits also extend into the warmer parts of the growing season.
Let’s face it, northern Ohio winters are hard on our landscapes and in particular our lawns. For households with pets that make frequent trips into the backyard, you know the agony of large brown spots in the lawn.
Heavy snow pack can also cause dead spots in the lawn as can some street salt or sidewalk melting products. All of these things contribute to brown spots across your lawn. Instead of just letting nature take its course, you can speed things up a bit with a thorough raking.
Raking your lawn while it’s still dormant will help remove much of the dead grass blades from the lawn. Dead grass plants left in the soil contributes to thatch buildup. Raking your lawn helps remove the dead turfgrass.