Spring is coming! We are only a month and a half away from March 1st and 2 months away from the first time you will have to mow your lawn. During the month of March, the turf slowly comes out of dormancy and is awaiting the weather to allow for a spring feeding. By the first week in April, the lawns will need their first mowing of the season! While spring is coming slowly, take time to notice and enjoy these changes during this transition from winter.
As the weather starts to warm, the yellow dandelions will begin to appear. During the important first application to prevent crabgrass, we are generally unable to treat broad leaf weeds like dandelions due to the cold evenings and frost. Unfortunately, there is no control for the broadleaf weeds during these conditions. We will begin treating weeds as conditions allow. Premature treatment will not effectively control weeds. As conditions change, usually by mid April, we will begin treating and removing the weeds.
You should expect your early spring crabgrass application to be completed between March and April. The timing will vary depending on the weather. The climatic conditions are much more important than the date for effective lawn treatments. Spring snow and rain will not reduce effectiveness of this crabgrass application; it will help by watering it in and start protecting your lawn from crabgrass.