As we brave through the next few weeks of winter, it doesn’t hurt to think about your lawn and plan now for a healthy and beautiful lawn come Spring. 

Early Spring Lawn Preparation Tips

Aeration:  Do not aerate in the spring as it will promote weed growth!

Get a Handle on the Weeds:

Spring is the best time to proactively control weeds.  A pre-emergent crabgrass control treatment will help prevent crabgrass and other narrow leaf weeds from emerging.  Post emergent weed controls should be applied to control weeds such as clover, dandelion, chickweed, wild violet and numerous other weeds in the lawn.

Fertilize Your Lawn:

Fertilizing in the spring gives your lawn a boost from the winter dormant season.  It provides a foundation of nutrients that will give your lawn the strength to withstand heat stress and drought through the upcoming summer months.  Soil tests are recommended so you apply the appropriate amount of nutrients.  Your professional lawn care provider will be required to do a soil test.


Spring is a great time to seed your lawn and it doesn’t hurt to add new seed each year until the lawn is established and thick.  Remember that seeding and weed control cannot be done together.  Read labels carefully and wait the recommended time between seeding and applying weed controls or you may kill all your new grass or prevent the seed from germinating.


Mulching is a great way to control weeds, as well as add curb appeal to your home.  Check your beds first to make sure they do not have a build-up of the previous year’s mulch.  Mulch deteriorates and becomes dirt. This dirt build up can be detrimental to your plants and cause grade and other issues to your property.  Excess mulch/dirt can be removed and used to fill in holes in your lawn or added to sparse areas, planters, or gardens.  Apply mulch no deeper than 2-3” and keep away from tree trunks.

American Landscaping Inc. is an experienced and full-service landscaping company in Maryland. We are dedicated to achieving beautiful lawns for our clients.

Call American Landscaping Inc at (301) 384-4486 to schedule your Spring landscaping and lawn care service.

American Landscaping Inc.

15530 Peach Orchard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20905
(301) 384-4486