In the spring, you should apply a balanced granular fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass control. At Gardenin' Angels, we also spot treat any broadleaf weeds present. This treatment helps your lawn get off to a great start with essential nutrients while minimizing weed growth.
This application improves your lawn color within 1-2 weeks. Weeds should be curl up within 1-2 days and slowly decline. Some broadleaf weeds may germinate after the treatment as there is no preventative control for them. If excessive, you can call Gardenin' Angels for a free service call to retreat them. We go treat any weeds present again during your next lawn treatment in 6 - 8 weeks.
Normal spring rainfall will water this treatment into the soil. The crabgrass control applied forms a barrier to prevent crabgrass germination, so avoid heavy raking or otherwise disturbing the soil. Do not mow the lawn for 5 days.
Avoid letting your turf grow too high before mowing, this can “scalp” the blades of grass and temporarily ruin their appearance. The rule of thumb is to never mow more than 1/3 of the grass blade height. Mowing height should be set at 2 - 2 ½ inches through spring and 2 ½ - 3 inches when we start getting warmer weather.
Frequency and quantity of watering needed will depend on your lawn’s grass type(s) and soil composition. Weekly watering should begin for ½ hour per lawn area in late spring if we don’t get regular rains. As warmer weather approaches, more frequent watering will be needed to keep your lawn green and beautiful.
If you have any questions or concerns about your lawn please call Gardenin' Angels at 774 284 1171.
Rodrigo Dos Anjos