Spring Tips: When Is The Ideal Time To Start Yard Maintenance?

Spring in Minnesota. Unpredictable, volatile, and oh so welcome. So at what point should yard maintenance begin?

Really, yard maintenance is a year-round effort. But when springtime comes, it’s best to get started as soon as you can – it’s never too late to get going, don’t delay!

Let’s take a look at some of the yard maintenance tasks you can take care of on your own this spring, as well as those you’ll want to call the professionals at Valley Green to help out with.

Lawn Mower Maintenance

Yard maintenance season begins with getting your mower ready. Bring your mower in for service as soon as you think of it. This can help you beat the rush, and make sure your mower is in perfect shape. At the very least, sharpen your mower blades and make sure the oil and gas are fresh.


While seeding is best done in the fall, you can still accomplish it in the spring if you are able to get it done before summer starts to heat up. Give your grass seed a fighting chance before the sun dries it out.


If you have hard, compacted soil (which is something we can help you evaluate), lawn aeration is a great yard maintenance tool.


It’s time to bring out your lawn mower once your grass grows to about 3 inches tall. Cut grass down to about 2 inches, as this helps fend off weeds, drought and disease.


Fertilizing your lawn is extremely important. It ensures your grass receives the right amount of nutrients at the right time to get the lush, green look you want. At Valley Green Companies, we offer both liquid and granular fertilizer – granular fertilizer leads to more lush grass, which is perfect for families who want to play or relax on the lawn.