Spring Lawn Care! What steps should you take for a successful lawn season?
Organic Fertilizer and Organic Pre Emergent in Early Spring?
Organic Pre Emergent in EARLY Spring is top priorty!
Two application of organic pre emergent 5 weeks apart will achieve the best weed control results. Early application should start after March 1st. Pre emergent acts as a barrier to not allow any germination of weed seeds such as crabgrass and broadleaf weeds. Unfortunately when you put down pre emergent it will not allow germination of grass seed as well. It prevents any new growth from occurring.
Spring lawn care, why do you not want to put down fertilizer heavy in nitrogen?
There is a big misconception I see with homeowners wanting to throw down fertilizer come springtime.
You do not want to put down a heavy nitrogen fertilizer in early spring. At this point of the season you need to focus on eliminating any germination of weed seeds with an organic pre emergent. Creating a barrier to not allow germination of the dreaded CRAB GRASS and broadleaf weeds!
Putting down a lot of nitrogen is going to promote rapid growth when you are already in growing season. This will result in a ton of growth in the lawn! With that, you will not stay consistent with the proper mowing maintenance ( not removing more then 1/3 of the grass blade per mow).
Here is a helpful link on organic fertilization : https://www.pennington.com/all-products/fertilizer/resources/what-is-organic-fertilizer