Common turf issues this spring
Mother Nature continues to put us on a roller coaster ride, and your turf is feeling the rush. Our technicians have seen a lot of issues with bare spots and moss, especially around the base of trees. We can thank the lack of snow cover for most of these issues. A lime application will help restore the PH balance of your soil, helping those areas bounce back. However, in some cases, seeding is needed to create a healthier turf. Give us a call for a free estimate or evaluation!
When it comes to weeds, yes, those yellow pests did pop a few weeks early this year. The bursts of warm weather, along with damp soil, created a perfect storm for those dandelions. However, if you think crabgrass is popping, you may just be experiencing a case of mistaken identity. Most crabgrass doesn’t germinate until the warm summer months, around the late July/early August timeframe. That is why we put down the pre-emergent in the early spring. Crabgrass grows in a round pattern, with a seed pod at the tip. If what you think is crabgrass resembles a wider blade plant that grows faster than the other turf, then you’re looking at tall fescue. Tall fescue is a type of grass, not a weed.
Keep in mind, customers with four or more applications qualify for FREE service calls. If you’re unsure what’s going on with your turf or some dandelions have made an unexpected appearance, give us a call! The free service calls allow us to come back out to your property at no charge to you. Check out the link for more information about all our lawn care services!