Several lawn care and lawn applications tips for the spring for the best health and care of your lawn. It’s important to know when you fertilize, apply herbicides for weed control while weeds have not yet begun to germinate and how moist to keep your lawn. Generally, we apply our first lawn care application when the average daily soil temperature is above 50 degrees for at least three days in a row. So, when you see lawn care application companies spraying to applying their product in colder temperatures you can bet you are not getting your money’s worth. Crabgrass is also best applied when the forsythia bushes have not yet completed their yellow blooms. When the bushes begin to bloom we release trucks to get that early crabgrass control & pre-emergence herbicide applied. The rate of application for each of these products will vary for us depending on the current health of the lawn and what may have happened in the fall. If we had seeded the property the fall we may switch to a spray herbicide application to control certain weeds. watering for your lawn should not start until spring has almost passed if not later. Let Mother Nature run her course.
Here is a few other spring tips to help your lawn in the early spring.
- Stay off the ground if it’s still soggy or very wet. You could risk damage to your turf if working on it while wet.
- If you have any snow building up in shady areas or plowed areas try and spread the snow around to help it melt. This avoids snow mold.
- Core lawn aeration only (not over-seeding) will help your lawn thru the spring. This reduces soil compaction, controls thatch buildup, improves water flow and stimulates new root growth. The fall season is the preferred time of the year.
- Over-seed bare spots but careful….there is only a small window of opportunity to complete this task. Grass begins to grow when outside temperatures and soil temperatures start continually rising above 45 degrees or so.
If you need help maintaining your lawn health with proper lawn cutting, seasonal lawn applications, core lawn aeration and over seeding, insect control like grubs give Ingram Lawn & Garden a call. We service Ambler, Fort Washington, Dresher, Lafayette Hill, North Wales, Wyndmoor, Oreland, Spring House, Harlesyville, Kulpsville, Landsale, Lower Gwynedd, Horsham and a few other areas. Ingram Lawn & Garden in Flourtown, Pa. specializes in caring for complete properties. We develop and maintain the landscape, take care of shrubs and tress, edge gardens, do spring and fall cleanups, leaf removal, lawn applications, outdoor mosquito and tick control, weekly lawn cutting, landscape weeding, core lawn aeration and over-seeding or just about anything your property may need outdoors. Give Ingram Lawn & Garden a call for your spring lawn care and applications needs.