ground and soil conditionsare best to rake and not remove the growing grass

Asked April 19, 2019, 10:59 PM EDT

what are the best soil and ground conditions to rake in the spring without damaging or removing all your growth or new shoots in the yard I have a fair amount of leaves grass from last fail and winter.in my yard Thank you

Hennepin County Minnesota lawns and turf lawn care

1 Response

Hi,
In the spring, light raking, rather than heavy dethatching is best.
https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/lawn-care-calendar

Bees are a consideration, some are wintering over under dead leaves and other debris. Uncovering them before there are plants for pollen is an issue. See for example this material on creeping charlie which is already blooming in my yard. https://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2017/06/creeping-charlie-management-and-value.html
This general site has a lot of information for you. Enjoy. https://extension.umn.edu/lawns-and-landscapes/lawn-care