Depending on where you are in the USA the grass is growing, starting to grow, or waiting for some warmer weather regardless it is time to begin planning for the growing season. As we have always said the first thing to do is take soil samples and find out what your soil needs and remember healthy soil is what really grows a great lawn. Find out how much organic matter you have in your soil and shoot for increasing the level to 5%. Many soils will have less than 2% and 2-3% is really the minimum we need to promote the microbial activity to make our soils healthy. Topdressing with compost is the main way to increase the organic matter and improve soil conditions. So let’s begin now to improve our soils and see the results in the grass above.