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Keep That Lawn Smiling..
Lawn Care Tips A lush lawn is not something the average homeowner thinks about before the Spring. But once the trees start blooming and your grass isn’t quite coming in how you imagined it; time to hit your local home store. Here are a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your lawn while it’s still early. First and foremost, get local advice pertaining to the growing conditions in your area. There isn’t one fertilizer, one weed killer or one grass seed that works for every lawn. Get customized solutions for your region. Talk to an expert at your garden center or call your agricultural extension service. Apply a pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn after the second mow of the spring. This will prevent seeds scattered in previous years from germinating, which is where crabgrass grows from. As the seeds remain viable for a few years, it’s a good idea to apply the herbicide every spring. Making a preemptive strike on crabgrass will save you tons of hassle later, trying to fight it back in the heat of summer. Don’t over stress about the shady part of your lawn. Many people over water and over fertilize these shady areas, because it seems ... more
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