Wednesday 11 April 2018

Spring Care

Posted by at 3:45 PM

Spring Care

Spring brings new beginnings and that's true for your lawn too. Follow these tips for a better looking lawn all season.

  • 1. RAKE OR DETHATCH: Rake the debris from your lawn. Dead grass, decaying leaves and sticks should all be removed with a heavy raking or dethatching.
  • 2. SEED: Reseed thin or bare areas. BUT.....make sure if you are seeding, you do not use a crabgrass preventer. It not only surpresses germination of crabgrass but of the desirable turf grass seed. Beware though of reseeding too early. Cool season grasses germinate best when the soil temperatures are between 50° and 65° F. These soil temperatures usually occur when the daytime air temperatures are between 60° and 75° and nighttime temperatures are consistently above 40°. Most grass seed, when planted properly, germinates between 10 to 30 days. If planted before soil temperates are warm enough to promote germination, the grass seed will either rot or be blown away, wasting your money.
  • 3. FERTILIZE: Fertilize with a high quality, slow release fertilizer (with or without crabgrass preventer).

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