As February is coming to an end, our climate is slowly but surely transitioning to spring. Soon your dormant grass will transition from brown to green and lawn maintenance chores will be back on your weekend schedule. But, what kind of lawn will you have? Will it be weed-free, lush, and healthy? A simple walk outside may provide you with the answer.
In an ideal situation, your lawn should be uniformly brown and free of bare spots. It’s possible that you could see some green, but those areas should only be a fraction of your turf area. If your lawn doesn’t look like the ideal lawn, you can plan to do some extra work this upcoming spring.
Significant Areas of Green in Your Yard
If at the tail end of winter, there is a lot of green in your yard, you probably have a “weeded out” lawn. The typical reason for a weeded-out yard is that winter pre-emergent applications were skipped. You see, the common North Texas grass types need warm temperatures to grow. However, some grass types and weeds don’t require warm temperatures to grow. Weeds, such as clover, henbit, nutsedge, can grow in cooler temperatures and live through warmer temperatures. Pre-emergents act to stop those weeds from growing.