Lawn Care Season
March really kicks off the beginning of the lawn care season! Your focus this month is pre and post-emergent weed control with fertilization. We are working to prevent crabgrass as well as promote a strong root system. Sometimes, though, it can be a bit overwhelming. Maybe you just aren’t sure what you CAN do, but you know you just have to do something.
Not sure where to start on your lawn? Here are a few things you can do this month:
- Remove any winter damage. Any branches, leaves, dirt, etc. laying on top of your grass should be removed. Although your lawn hasn’t started growing yet, these branches and weeds are going to start taking advantage of a weak lawn. They need to be removed.
- Prepare your mower and lawn tools. Your tools have likely been sitting in your garage or shed for a few months. Pull them out and clean them up. Make sure they work and are ready to go when it’s time to start using them.
- Aerate. If you have warm-season grass (Bermuda, zoysia, St. Augustine), you should have your lawn aerated in early spring every year. This is really where the “lawn calendar year” starts. It’s the foundation for a healthy, thick lawn.
- Mow, maybe. It’s likely your lawn is fine and does not need mowing yet because it hasn’t started growing for the season. But if you do feel your lawn is ready to be mowed, just take off very little from the top.