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Now that the weather has warmed up, at least in our area of North West Tennessee, it's time to really get fired up about your lawn and landscape maintenance.
So here are a few lawn care tips and landscaping tips to get you started.
Your lawn should have already had an application of Pre-emergent weed control and possibly Post emergent weed control for some dandelions, Henbit, wild onion, wild garlic and other winter weeds. Now it's time for another round. Depending on where you live, you may need another application of pre-emergent weed control to keep the Crabgrass out.
The longer your growing season, the longer you need to stretch out your weed control protection. And by now you are probably seeing a bunch of dandelions and other summer annual weeds that are starting to stand up.
If you want to try the weed control yourself, use one of the 4 step program products. These are simple programs, the bag tells you when to put it down for what kind of weed you're trying to control. Of course, you can always give us a call and we will be happy to enroll you in one of our Lawn Spray Programs.
If you haven't aerated this season now is a good time. A lime application can be put down now too, Actually, there is never a bad time for lime.
In some areas of the Country, you can seed in April. Most of the areas the Spring seeding time is March 15 to April 15.
I prefer seeding in Fall though, you get a much better root system started by Winter and going into next summer the grass will survive much better.
What ever you can do for your lawn early in the season now will help the lawn make it through the harsh summer, so if you haven't already done some of these Lawn Care Tips, get with it!
For your Landscape, there is still time to prune, being selective on which plants are still to bloom this year.
Mulching and edging of the landscape beds, weeding and put down a weed control granules to stop the germination of weeds in those beds to eliminate maybe 90% of your hand weed pulling.
Everything you can do now to prevent weeds in those beds will make the season easier for you later.
Spring is a good time to plant a few replacement shrubs and trees if you lost any last year. Be sure to keep them watered through the summer during any periods of long hot and dry days.
This past summer set drought records going back 120 years in the TN. Valley, maybe we won't have that this year.
If you have any specific questions about Lawn and Landscape Tips or problems you may be having on your Lawn and Landscape, drop us an email, we will be glad to answer as many as we can.
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