Spring is coming in full bloom
March, our transition month is over and now it’s time to watch mother nature deliver some of her best performances.
Lawns will begin to green, trees will start producing leaves and the transition from early spring flowers to annual flowers will happen this month.
There is a very good reason the Masters golf tournament happens in April and Mothers day is the first weekend in May.
With this wonderful transition also comes some of our perennial plant pests. Weeds, insects and disease pests enjoy April in southern Ohio just as much as we do! We’re on the lookout for these pests and trying to deliver preventive care as timely and safely as we can.
Free service calls are a signature part of our of our programs, so we’d love to hear from you if you notice something happening in your lawn and landscape.
The enclosed coupon will help you keep insect pests outside where they belong. The rest is up to us.
Good Lawn Care Practices Crowd Out Weeds
Proper lawn maintenance encourages thicker, healthier grass, and that’s the best way to prevent broadleaf weeds. The denser your lawn, the less room these weeds will have to grow. Three keys to crowding weeds out are proper food, water and oxygen. Same as us.
- Fertilize regularly to improve Turfgrass density.
- Make sure your lawn receives 1 inch of water or rainfall weekly.
- Core aerate annually to improve oxygen intake.
If we can perform these three cultural practices to our lawns on a regular basis we will “get the best of broadleaf weeds” before they start.
Getting the Best of Broadleaf Weeds
Regular maintenance goes a long way
Dandelions, chickweed, ground ivy, henbit, knotweed, spurge…all sorts of broadleaf weeds will soon be making an appearance. It would be great if we could eliminate these pests once and for all. The thing is, they creat a lot of seeds, so complete elimination is not possible.
Just one dandelion seed head can hold over 200 seeds, which are capable of traveling very long distances by wind, water or on the bottom of shoes. New weed seeds are constantly finding their way into the soil on your property, and they can remain in the soil for years until they get enough sunlight and water to germinate.