Spring Lawn Care

//Spring Lawn Care

How to care for your lawn in the spring.

Keep Mower Blades Sharpened Regularly

2018-05-25T12:42:35-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Mowing, Spring Lawn Care, Summer Lawn Care|

While mowing with a sharp blade is important for the look of the lawn, a sharp mower blade also plays an important role in a lawn's health. Below are some important benefits and reasons to sharpen mower blades regularly: A dull blade rips and tears the grass blade, leading to a higher susceptibility for disease [...]

Benefits of Native Plants

2017-10-05T19:09:09-05:00 By |Flowers, Garden, Ideas, Landscaping, Spring Lawn Care|

There are so many reasons to find an area for native plants in your lawn. Native plants create beautiful garden areas with less work and cost. Facts about Native plants: Help conserve water Reduce mowing, labor, fertilizer and pest management costs Provide a habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife Protect and enrich the soil [...]

Yellow Nutsedge/Nutgrass/Watergrass

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fertilization, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Spring Lawn Care, Weed Control|

Signs and treatment of Yellow Nutsedge: A few days after mowing, yellow nutsedge, commonly called nutgrass or watergrass, is already taller than the surrounding grass. The leaf blades are coarser and lighter green than the surrounding grass. Nutsedge prefers wet, thin-turf areas but can survive in even the driest and thickest lawn and garden areas. [...]

The Perfect Flowering Shade Garden

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Flowers, Garden, Lawn Care, Spring Lawn Care|

A flowering shade garden can be a simple addition to the old hosta and ivy bed, or it can be elevated all the way up to a dramatically inviting, rewarding and restful experience that continuously inspires the gardener and all who visit. It's a great way to brighten up the dark areas of your lawn. [...]

May Mowing

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Lawn Care, Maintenance, Mowing, Spring Lawn Care|

Secrets Every Lawn Owner Should Know! Its sad but true, more lawns are damaged each year by poor mowing practices than diseases and insects combined. The worst part is the damage can be prevented with little or no extra effort. Improper mowing causes brown tips, yellowish green color, brown grass tips, thinning turf, various diseases, [...]

Powdery Mildew

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fertilization, Grass Seeding, Spring Lawn Care, Tree Care, Weather|

If areas of your lawn look like they are covered with white powder or worse, white paint, you have powdery mildew.? Its a very common disease that thrives in cool, wet conditions in the winter and spring. Powdery mildew is most common and most damaging in areas with heavy shade and poor air circulation. Some [...]

Frost Damage to Grass

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Spring Lawn Care, Watering, Weather|

Beware of Frost Damage to your Grass. If grass feels crunchy underfoot, stay off! We see it every spring & fall. There comes a heavy frost and then within a day or two, brown spots appear, mostly in the form of trails and patches across and around the yard. The culprit is not Jack Frost [...]

Apply Pre-Emergent in Beds

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Fertilization, Flowers, Garden, Landscaping, Spring Lawn Care|

It's time to Apply Pre-Emergent in Beds The first round of pre-emergent in flower, shrub, and vegetable gardens should be applied in March or early April but not before mulch is applied first. There are, however, exceptions to that generalization when you apply pre-emergent. Each year we see the same costly pre-emergent and mulch mistakes. [...]

Pine Sawfly Alert

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Fertilization, Pests, Spring Lawn Care, Tree Care|

Now is the time to watch pines for the presence of pine sawfly larvae. Watch for these Signs: The culprit is the larvae of a broad-waisted wasp that looks a lot like a house fly. Eggs are laid at the ends of pine branches during the summer. Eggs begin to hatch in early to mid-April. [...]

FINE TUNE YOUR EARLY APRIL LAWN

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Fertilization, Grass Seeding, Mowing, Spring Lawn Care, Watering, Weed Control|

Here's what's going on in your early April lawn this year: Mowers should be set to a height of 3.5 to 4 inches for the rest of the year and mowed every 4 to 7 days. High, frequent mowing promotes healthier roots, thicker and greener leaves, and chokes out weeds before they can get started. [...]