Host Richard Hentschel talks about early lawn care. Removal of winter debris by hand is a good activity to start out our lawn program for the year. Perhaps a light rolling will be needed to press the grass plant crowns down for good soil contact. Taking a weed inventory can be helpful to plan any weed management strategies for the year. Find the lawn mower and clean the air cleaner and mower deck. Pull the spark plug wire and remove and sharpen the blade. Prepare to mow the lawn as soon as it needs it.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.