After a very mild winter, the 3rd warmest on record, spring is almost here. The official first day of Spring this year is Monday, March 20th. We do wish we had a few snow days this year. What about you? Nevertheless, we are looking forward to spring, a fresh new start. We are excited to get back to work and help you achieve your dream lawn.
Spring Lawn Clean Up
It is always a great idea to start the growing season with a clean slate. Clear out debris, fallen leaves and branches. Prune trees and shrubs if it is the appropriate time of year. Clean out beds, create crisp clear edges and add fresh mulch. Contact us if you have questions or need help with your clean up.
Fertilizer with Pre-emergent Crabgrass Preventer
A very important part of spring lawn maintenance is applying a fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass preventer. This application will supply nutrients to your lawn while helping to control the germination of crabgrass seeds.
Crabgrass is a warm season annual. It germinates, lives, drops seeds and dies all in a single year. Each plant produces 150,000 seeds before it dies. The seeds wait in the soil to germinate in the spring. You need to stop the cycle by stopping the seeds from germinating. We use “pre-emergent” herbicides. They need to be applied before germination. Crabgrass germinates from early spring through summer, when soil temperatures are right. Because of this long germination window two applications are usually necessary. If the seeds do grow they will have to be treated with a “post emergent” herbicide to kill the crabgrass plants.
Your lawn is only as good as your soil. Does your lawn contain all the necessary nutrients for healthy, thick, green growth? A comprehensive soil test is the only way to know the nutrient status and pH level of your soil. Lab results will provide recommendations for fertilizer, lime and other nutrients, if needed to create the perfect environment for your lawn to thrive. Contact us if you have any questions about soil testing or would like to schedule a test.