5 Early Spring Time Tips

Apply Lime in Early Spring Months – Depending on your soils, pH, you may need no lime, a small amount, or a great deal in order to maximize the spring growth.

March is Too Early For Insect Control – Most insect’s life cycles have not yet started in March, as the weather is still relatively unpredictable, and is often simply too cold for insects to survive.  The vast majority of insect control tasks can wait a bit later, until the April and May months.  But once you start to see those annoying insects in your lawn and garden, you will want to get in touch with an  insect control company.

Reseed & Water Thoroughly – As part of the spring startup process, dead or damaged grass patches should be reseeded in early March or April.  The most important thing to do is to provide newly developing seeds with enough water for proper growth and development.  Developing seeds, especially early in the season, need plenty of water. Remember, ”April Showers Bring May Flowers”.

Do Not Over–fertilize – Many homeowners tend to throw down way too much fertilizer at the first sign of green grass growth.  In reality, the best thing to do is to apply a light amount of fertilizer in early spring, and then apply a larger dose a bit later in the season, after the initial growth rush.

Apply Herbicides to Control Crabgrass – Mid-March is the best time to control crabgrass, because it will not be up and growing yet.  Once the crabgrass has significantly grown and developed, herbicides will have less of an effect on them.  At that point, good ole’ fashion weed plucking may be the best option. Action Lawn & Landscape can provide you with herbicide application or weed clean up.

 

 

 

 

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