It’s continuing to remain unseasonable warm and there are more and more signs of spring there every day. Although there’s still a very good chance that things could cool down a bit, there’s just as good of a change that is won’t. Don’t let springtime get away from you!
Most lawns benefit from an application of crabgrass preventer to help
prevent summer weeds from being a problem. You still have plenty of time to get your application down, but the sooner you get yours applied, they better.
The crabgrass preventer products we use are both season-long products and they can be safely applied now with the confidence that they will remain effective on through the summer months (if applied properly). These newer generation products make keeping the lawn looking nice so much easier!
Keep in mind though, that your application isn’t finished until it has been watered in. This is extremely important. It isn’t until the water is applied that the protection is actually in place. If possible, we like to rely on rainfall to water an application in. This is the easiest, but sprinklers may also be used. The key is getting several rounds of water down before it’s time for crabgrass to germinate. If it stays warm, that may be a little earlier this season. Remember, your application isn’t applied until it has been watered in properly.
Just a reminder that we have two products to choose from, Fertilome For All Seasons II Crabgrass and Weed Preventer and Hi-Yield Turf and Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper with Dimension. Both work great, and can provide weed protection through the spring and summer months with only one application, depending on the application rate.