Homeowners across the country are already into the annual ritual of spring-cleaning lawns and gardens. But experts say: “proceed gently” otherwise, you’ll do more harm than good in your quest for a healthy-looking yard.
A tip to keep your grass-cutting gear in good shape…don’t try to fire it up until you’ve siphoned out last year’s fuel.
Time is also running out to use a pre-emergent to kill weeds before they germinate..
So, move on to properly feeding your lawn for the summer with a fertilizer that has iron in it..but no nitrogen. Then, concentrate on watering….means between 4 and 6am… and long enough that totals an inch or so per week.
There’s good news for those needing to purchase new lawncare gear. Consumer reports says retailers are discounting all of their own inventory and you will see the widest selection of new gear as well”
Finally, you only have a few weeks left to plant warm weather grasses like bermuda…or zoysia.
Wait till late summmer, early fall to sow cool weather grasses like fescue.