Spring Organic Lawn Care Tips, Part 1
We’re all looking for a few great tips on how to get the lawn looking really nice. Here are the first three of your top springtime organic lawn care tips.
1. Just Slow Down.
There is no need to jump the gun with anything when it comes to organic lawn care. We know you’re excited, and so are we, but it’s okay to give your lawn a little time to wake up.
2. Do NOT DETHATCH the lawn.
As your lawn is coming out of dormancy and soil temperatures are on the rise it’s a little bit vulnerable. It isn’t as strong as it will be in about six weeks and the root system isn’t thriving through the cold soil. Don’t forget, it was recently frozen. Running a large machine over it with cutting blades that extract the thatch layer can do nothing but stress out the lawn.
3. Decide whether you want to over seed or apply our “Spray and Play.”
You really can’t do both because the pre-emergent qualities in our “Spray and Play” are designed to PREVENT weed seeds from germinating. By the very nature and intention of the product it will also prevent grass seed from germinating. The best time to seed actually is the very late summer but many times you really want to give it a shot in the springtime. Getting thin areas to fill in will help crowd out weeds and keep soil temperatures down, but if the summer gets to be too hot the new grass may not make it through and the weeds will take over. Just keep your expectations in line as you move forward. By the way, make sure you choose the right type of seed for the conditions in your yard. Is it sunny? Is it shady? We can help you pick the right seed and NEVER buy the cheap stuff… it will be filled with weed seeds.
Look for more upcoming tips coming soon!
The BeeSafe® Lawn Care Program creates healthy lawns without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides as control products. BeeSafe® found that if we fertilize appropriately, improve the soil and use natural products that minimize stress we can create beautiful, healthy lawns without all of those harsh products that tend to sterilize the soil from which your grass grows.
The early treatments we do are designed to help control crabgrass, feed the root system, thicken and green up the lawn and, weather permitting, control broadleaf weeds.