Spring is officially here (YAY!). The means spring fertilization treatments are underway. Your first fertilization application will be happening anywhere from the beginning of March to the end of April. To help clarify things, below are answers to common questions about your spring fertilization treatment.
Spring Fertilization Treatment FAQ’s:
- What is this treatment for?
This is one of the most important spring fertilization treatments. It protects your lawn from crabgrass. It will feed your lawn, help it to recover from dormancy, & assist in growing out any snow mold.
- Will This Kill My Weeds?
Weed control is only effective when they are actively growing. In Ohio, this does not usually happen until mid April. Brookside begins weed control after they start to appear.
- Is It The Correct Time For Treatment?
Our spring fertilization treatment has a barrier that will prevent crabgrass from germinating. This pre-emergent barrier must be applied prior to crabgrass germination. Pre-emergent treatments usually happen between March and April.
- It Snowed After My Lawn Was Treated. Will This Ruin My Treatment?
Perfect! Fertilizer and pre-emergent have to be watered in. Water counts as melting snow or rain. Rain and snow will help the lawn.
- Should You Water In Your Treatment?
No, you do not have to water your treatments. Spring has enough precipitation (rain and/or snow) to water them in.
- Bill Bugs And Grubs?
Bill bugs, grubs, and chinch bugs are 3 types of lawn damaging insects. The damage can be fast and extensive. Prevent insect lawn damage by adding grub prevention treatment to your Brookside fertilization package.