If we can catch a break from these spring downpours, homeowners will be getting out to get their lawns prepared for spring treatments.
As you begin to think about your strategy this year, Master Gardener the University of Illinois Extension Office, Candice Hart says if you've always raked old, wet leaves up, you might considering mowing over those a couple of times and letting them become mulch in the ground.
If you're thinking about getting that grass seed down, Hart indicates you can get that seed down but it is too early for it to germinate but it doesn't hurt to get it down now if you would like to.
Hart has a blog she puts out for free for the public. Check that out by visiting go.illinios.edu/dmp and also check out their monthly calendar for the latest in events and seminars hosted by University of Illinois master gardeners.