Dude … It’s February! Even I’m not THAT obsessive.
But I’ll throw my faithful followers a few bones …
- February is a good time to get your lawn equipment in top working condition. Start looking into qualified lawn mower repair and maintenance businesses. Compare prices and get your mower in for its seasonal tune up now. If you are a dedicated mower or you did not have your mower serviced last year, make sure the service person replaces the mower’s cutting blade.
- Read up on aerating, fertilizing, dethatching, and other lawn-health related topics. Only you have the best, closest perspective on what your lawn needs.
- With that in mind, pick a good weather day and complete a walk-around survey of your lawn. Note bad spots where thinning or bare areas exist. Look for spots where thick dead growth lies just beneath or even blocks out underlying grass plants (dethatching).
- Consider the amount of traffic your lawn saw last year from children, pets, equipment (like your mower), activities (parties, sports, play) and consider the benefits of aerating your lawn during the early, wet Spring.
In short, get ready for another lawn season. The time you spend and planning you do today can help your lawn tomorrow, and will give your lawn the best shot at surviving the hottest stretches of the upcoming summer.
One last tip: If you are on the down slope of Hill 50, consider using this time before Spring to work on your body’s core muscle groups. Nothing will put you behind your Lawn Schedule like a balky back!