Winter usually means it's time to sit back and not worry about your lawn. You don't have to mow it, trim it or water it, but that's not really the case.
Proper maintenance of your lawn through winter can really help prepare it for a strong spring.
"You really got a great window to start trimming up your landscapes, cleaning up your landscapes, now through the end of February," explained Scott Warren with Masterscapes in Abilene. "Getting our landscapes cleaned up, flower beds cleaned out."
Now is the time to get your lawn and landscape foundation ready.
If you haven't laid down any pre-emergent herbicide, now would be a great time to start thinking about that.
Because of the recent rain, according to Warren, right now we're great for the next couple of weeks.
Maintaining the moisture though is critical if we don't have a consistent rainfall.
While it may look brown and dead. Your lawn still needs a little bit of TLC.
Warren said, "Just give everything the food it needs to come out strong for the spring time."
Watering your landscape is not just limited to the grass, be sure to include trees, shrubs and perennial flowers you expect to grow back come spring time.