If your lawn didn't survive winter without some damage, it's time to take action. Winter weather can wreak havoc on your lawn. You might think you can water and mow your lawn to repair the damage, but that's not the case. Your lawn needs a lot of extra care to repair the damage caused by winter weather. That's especially true if you're dealing with drought conditions. A drought-damaged lawn isn't healthy enough to survive the winter without some damage. If you're not sure how to repair your lawn this spring, read the list below. Here are three tips to help you get your lawn healthy now that spring is here.  

Start With Lawn Patch

Take a look at your lawn. If you see dead patches or bald spots, it's time to repair the damage. One way to do that is with a lawn patch. The easiest way to patch your lawn is to overseed the affected areas. Rake the affected areas to remove thatch and dead grass. Once you've cleared the areas, place a thick layer of grass seed on the soil. Finally, cover the seed with mulch. Keep the areas wet until the grass seeds sprout. 

Saturate Lawn and Soil

If you want to restore your lawn after a long winter, now's the time to activate the sprinkler system. If the soil is still saturated from winter rain, you might think you can wait for the sprinklers. That's not the case. If you wait too long to activate the sprinklers, the soil can dry out. If that happens, your lawn can sustain root damage. To ensure healthy growth, start watering your lawn as soon as the temperatures warm up. That way, you can repair the damage and promote healthy growth. 

Get Rid of the Weeds

If you're like most people, you have some weeds growing in your lawn. If you don't get rid of the weeds, your lawn will suffocate. That's why weed control is so important. Now that you're starting spring treatment for your lawn, be sure to get rid of the weeds. You can remove the big weeds by hand. Then, apply a weed killer to your lawn. If you want to save time, choose a fertilizer that contains an herbicide. That way, you can nourish your lawn and kill the weeds at the same time. 

Don't take chances with your lawn. If your lawn suffered some damage this past winter, use the tips provided here to bring it back to good health. For more information on lawn treatment, contact a company near you.