Along with the flowering of minor bulbs, the greening of the lawn announces the coming of spring. Some people thatch their lawn, some aerate their lawn and others do both. Here on my 37-year-old property, I simply rake the lawn. When done in late March or early April it seems like to rake it is to wake it!
Several days after a spring raking the lawn greening begins. A soft raking with a leaf rake cleans out twig debris, some old lawn clippings and leaves that have fallen over the winter. This is all good organic material that I collect and scatter across the adjacent beds.