Lawn Care - Spring Maintenance
1. Fertilize (warm grass) in early April
2. Fertilize (warm & cool grass) in late May
3. Aerate Every Other Year
Start your spring lawn care by with removing any debris from winter. Next, prep your lawn mower for the coming season. Have the blade sharpened, clean the air filter and change the oil. Follow these simple steps for a greener, healthier lawn!
If necessary apply a pre-emergent herbicide for crabgrass control. Crabgrass germinates best at 59F to 65 F. It is best to wait for the soil to warm before applying pre-emergent crabgrass control.
Aerate with hollow tines every other year. Fall or spring are the best times.
Fill in any bare spots with top soil and seed as necessary.
Overseed if necessary in early spring, fall is the ideal time to overseed your lawn.
Fertilize with an application of Milorganite in April (warm season grasses) and Memorial Day Weekend (both warm & cool season grasses). If you applied a granular pre-emergent that contained fertilizer, follow up with a Milorganite application two weeks later.
Remove weeds by hand, be sure to get the entire plant and root if possible. If weeds have taken over, spot spray with a post emergent herbicide.
Mow as needed always following the 1/3 rule (only remove 1/3 of the leaf blade at any given mowing).
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