After a hard winter, Spring is just around the corner in West Texas. Now is the time to get a head start on a great looking lawn.

Temperatures will be climbing into the 80's this weekend and many people will take advantage of the good weather to get started making their yard healthy for Spring.

Pre-emergent herbicides come in liquid or granular form and are effective in killing those pesky dandelions and other weeds while they are germinating. Before you apply it, remember that there are several types of pre-emergent herbicides available locally, pick the right one for our region. Also, aerate your lawn before applying the pre-emergent herbicide or fertilizers for better effectiveness.

Finally, these herbicides and fertilizers need to be watered into the ground, but remember to only water during your restriction times. See current restrictions on your city's website: Midland and Odessa.