From the GCSAA:
Tips For Spring Lawn Prep
April 5th, 10:49 AM CDT by Ryan Sjoberg
It's that time of the year again as some locals are getting antsy to get out and do a little yard work.
However, most of the area soil still isn't warm enough to do everything the average home owner would like.
For example, it's too early to fertilize, cultivate or seed.
Now would be the perfect time to get the yard ready for those tasks and prepare it properly.
"Rake up some of those matted down leaves," said Mankato Golf Club Superintendent Fred Taylor. "If there are any snow mold, which you would see is a white furry matter on top of the leaves, and then also look for any vole damage, some people call them snow mice, get that stuff raked up and then take an assessment of what you got out there that you may need to work on in the future."
Taylor went on to add that the prime time to plant your garden is between April 15th and May 15th depending on the kind of plant it is.