Early taste of spring coming to the Bluegrass

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The gray days of winter are about to melt away. Underneath the snow blanketing the Bluegrass are lawns just waiting to see spring. Some say all the snow we've gotten this winter could be good for your yard.

"The only thing we get concerned of is if we get a prolonged warm spell and the trees in the tree start leafing out and then we get another hard freeze. It could do some damage. We had that happen several years ago. Other than that, the moisture can be a very positive thing for the plants and trees," said Chase Hillenmeyer, of Hillenmeyer Landscape Services and Weed Man.

That ice storm that froze this part of the state just a couple of weeks ago will translate to some extra yard work.

"A lot of people didn't get a chance to get out and get a lot of the leaves removed before all the snow got here. The snow's been here for so long it's something big that we need to get taken care of," Hillenmeyer said.

He says it's fine to go ahead and out down some pre-emergent, but you might want to hold off on that mulch for now.

"Give it a little closer to springtime. It's never too early to get started with the pre-emergent. You can be too late but you don't really have to worry about being too early, so it's a good time to get that on your lawn," Hillenmeyer said.