Our first major snow of the season came in late November of 2014. Now, with the 7th coldest February on record behind us, spring is just a few weeks away…at least on the calendar!
As soon as the grass is clear of snow and ice, the lawn care season will be upon us. The first application of the season sets the stage for the rest of the year for several reasons:
- Pre-emergent, which is designed to control the majority of annual crabgrass and some weed varieties, must be applied prior to seed germination for premium effectiveness. The window of opportunity is generally from now through Derby.
- A properly balanced fertilization is necessary as the lawn comes out of dormancy. This will help the turf recover from this harsh winter and contribute toward a beautiful, healthy green lawn.
- As soon as normal temperatures return, spring weeds will begin to ‘pop’. Appropriate broadleaf weed controls will be applied to keep chickweed, henbit and dandelion populations ‘in check’ as they make their seasonal appearance.
Soon winter will be just a memory. Preparations have already been made to ensure a successful spring season.