Prepare lawn for spring: What needs to be done

February 24, 2023

In 1976 All American Turf Beauty was the first company in Iowa to offer programmed lawn care. The company founders literally invented and developed the industry in Iowa. Get a beautiful weed-free lawn with our professional lawn care services!

The winter holidays are a great time to spend with family, eat delicious food, and have fun, but we often forget to prepare our lawn for spring. Winter weather can be harsh on grass, leaving it looking and feeling sad under the snow. However, with proper preparation and care, your grass can be perfectly green and healthy for spring.

Preparation During Winter 

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To prepare your lawn for spring during the winter, try to avoid leaving heavy items or furniture on the grass for extended periods. Additionally, consider your snow removal technique to avoid forcing pedestrians to repeatedly walk across your lawn, which can damage the grass. During winter, lawns are dormant and should be treated carefully to avoid damage from foot traffic. Regularly removing fallen leaves and debris is also important, as accumulated leaves hold moisture and foster the growth of diseases and pests.

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Prepare Lawn for Spring During the Last Weeks of Winter

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The soil temperature is more important than the air temperature when preparing your lawn for spring. Aeration is a process that combines soil with straw and leaves left over from previous seasons, allowing soil organisms to better decompose organic matter and its accumulation. Core aeration can improve the air exchange between the soil and the environment, soil water absorption, fertilizer uptake and use, reduce water waste and ponding, strengthen the turf roots, and make your grass more tolerant to heat and drought. Feeding your lawn is also a year-round task, with the combinations and quantities of each element depending on your lawn state and the season. Finally, seeding after the aeration process can help fix any damage caused by winter, insects, disease, drought, or thin sod.

Wrapping Up

Preparing your lawn for spring is a continuous process that requires consideration throughout the year. By keeping your lawn in mind during the winter, planning and designing for the upcoming season, avoiding damage from foot traffic and snow removal, regularly removing fallen leaves and debris, aerating your lawn, feeding it with the right combination of elements, and seeding new grass, you can ensure your lawn is healthy and beautiful for spring. Additionally, consider your lifestyle habits and needs, such as using salt during snow melting services, and choose plants resistant to that level of corrosion to reduce the need to change your flora every year.

In All American turf Beauty, we have aeration and professional lawn care services that will give life back to your lawn. Contact us, and we will help you find the best option with a Licensed, Certified, and Insured service. 

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Our services are guaranteed!

If you are not completely satisfied with an All American Turf Beauty application to your lawn, we will re-apply the application at no additional cost and continue the regular lawn treatment program. Alternately, we will fully refund your cost for the application and cancel any further obligation on your part.

To qualify for the guarantee, you must call All American Turf Beauty within 30 days of application.

Our goal at All American Turf Beauty, Inc. is a simple one:

To provide you with the highest quality products and methods available.

We offer every kind of service that it takes to develop and maintain a beautiful lawn in Iowa based on the climate, soil types, and the varieties of grass that are commonly grown here.

One of the keys to the success of the program is that we provide treatment to lawns approximately every 8 weeks throughout the growing season. This ensures that the grass has fertilizer (food) available throughout the growing season. Dandelions and other Broadleaf weeds are controlled as they germinate thus enabling a weed free lawn, and our Turf Specialist is at the property four to six times per season to address problems as and when they arise.

Another key to our service is our people. The most important person to you in our company is the Turf Specialist assigned to treat your lawn.

We are proud to say that our Turf Specialists are the best trained and most experienced in the lawn care industry.

When you become a customer at All American Turf Beauty, a Turf Specialist is assigned to your account. You will have the same person treating your lawn each time. It is their responsibility to service your lawn, make sure it is receiving the correct applications as scheduled, and to provide you with the best personalized service possible. Their jobs depend on it.

We have several programs to choose from. Your Turf Specialist will recommend the best program that fits the needs of your lawn and your budget.


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