Grass is greener on the other side of the winter - – Rockford’s News Leader

Grass is greener on the other side of the winter


We're finally starting to see more grass than snow after this harsh winter season. And odds are that grass doesn't look so good.

There is plenty of time to improve your lawn. Mark Thomas with Crimson Valley Landscaping in Rockford says your grass isn't dead--it's just dormant.

When the ground starts to thaw he says that's the time to start fertilizing. But before then there is something even more beneficial to do to your lawn.

"Aeration is one of the single most important things you can do--what aeration is the process of removing  cores of soil from the upper layer of the turf area. What that does it helps bring nutrients, water, air into the root zone of the turf," said Mark Thomas of Crimson Valley Landscaping.
Thomas also says because of all the snow you may see snow mold on your grass. All you have to do is rake out the patches on your lawn and it'll go away as the grass grows.

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