We love empowering our customers with the information they need to create beauty! Of course, we can do it all for you, but in case you want to try out your green thumb, we will share our knowledge to help you create a beautiful landscape.
Here is a basic “keep your yard green” calendar
Trim trees and shrubs: pruning this time of year ensures positive growth in the coming year with little risk of endangering coming blossoms or flowers.
Pre-emergent & fertilizer: feed the turf and prevent summer weeds with first application of pre-emergent. Spray broadleaf weeds as needed.
Grass seed, mulch & annuals: spread grass seed and starter fertilizer on bare spots or over seed entire lawn. This is also the time of year to plant new shrubs, spread mulch and to select the summer annuals. If you didn’t aerate in the previous Fall, it would be a good time to do so.
Apply second feeding of fertilzer with pre-emergent. Consider application of season long grub-control. Plant summer annuals if you have not already done so.
Summer prep: Prepare grass for summer stress with calcium based fertilizer. Consider fungicide to prevent brown patch. Spot spray weeds as needed.
Water and watch: as Spring rains taper off, begin to water lawn regularly as daily average temperatures increase. Strong and vibrant growth should occur and frequent cutting will be necessary. Make sure to keep fescue 4-6 inches in length; don’t cut too short.
Keep it going: continue feeding turf with low nitrogen organic based fertilizer.
Last feeding: apply final summer feeding of fertilizer. Clean up any weeds in preparation for over seed.
Aerate and over seed: begin new growth establishment, soil nutrition and over seeding.
Starter fertilizer: apply starter fertilizer 2-3 weeks after seed germination
Fall leaf removal: leaves are beautiful when they are on the trees, but once they fall they are a problem and could damage your lawn if left sitting for too long. Apply Winterizer 4 weeks after Starter Fertilizer
Fresh mulch: refresh flower beds with new mulch and make sure to have 2-3 inches of depth once packed down.