A healthy green lawn is what we strive for, and the care starts in Spring. With a few basic steps, lawn care doesn’t have to be hard. Let the products work for you. But, timing is a must. That is why we publish this schedule for you.
Weed Prevention –
Use Fertilome For All Seasons II to prevent crabgrass, annual grasses, and many other weeds. A weed preventer cannot be used at the same time as seeding. For more information, read our blog on Sowing Grass Seed in Spring.
Apply Milorganite or other form of organic matter. It is not recommended to apply fertilizer in spring. Lime is not usually needed for Missouri lawns, however a soil test is always a good idea to know for sure.
Aeration with a core aerator will allow air to penetrate our heavy clay soils. Organic matter, such as Milorganite will fall into the holes where it can nourish the soil and grass roots more effectively. Aeration is the single-most important task in lawn care.
Weed Control –
Existing broadleaf weeds can be controlled with the broadleaf weed killer Fertilome Weed-Out.
No fertilizer is needed in spring, as chemical lawn fertilizers cause grass to grow quick and lush, which leads to disease. Compost-based fertilizers like Milorganite are different and should be applied in early spring, or as late as May if necessary.
If Seed must be Sown in Spring
Lawns should be seeded in the fall. If seeding is necessary in spring, sow between March 15 – April 15. Read our blog on Sowing Grass Seed in Spring.