The proper way to prepare your lawn for Spring
As of today (Feb. 10) there is a little over five weeks left until Spring! I am more than ready for Spring to arrive… I want to open windows and get back out in the yard and get my garden cleaned up from last year. Granted, as we are all well aware, even once it’s officially Spring, Mother Nature may send us the kind reminders that the weather isn’t always nice just yet. Usually once the weather begins to warm up in the Spring and the grass resumes it’s growing and turns back to green, lawn care comes to mind for many.
When it comes to Spring Lawn Care, early spring fertilization of turf is no longer recommended. Early spring fertilization encourages top growth at the expense of root growth and reduces the turf’s ability to handle hot, dry weather during the summer. The best time to apply the first round of turf fertilizer is around the middle of May – Mother’s Day weekend is a good weekend to mark on your calendar. That is only if you plan to irrigate your turf throughout the summer.