Warmer weather is slowly but surely making its way to the Greater Lansing area. It’s a great time to think about making your grass the greenest on the block so you can be the envy of your neighbors. Check out these tips to get a head start on creating a lavish curb appeal.
Crabgrass preventer: Dealing with crabgrass is no easy task, but starting to prevent it earlier in the season will make things a little better for you. SFgate.com says applying preventer before a heavy rain can yield the best results, because 1 inch of water or more guarantees the herbicide will go deep enough into the soil to be effective. The crabgrass preventer is effective around 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit, so make sure you wait until the cool nights are over to get the best results.
Spring fertilization: Generally, fertilizing your lawn is something you want to do in May and June, but it’s not a bad idea to start making a game plan now. If you plan on using weed killer in early spring, try to find one without fertilizer in it to maximize the growth and strength of your lawn. You can check out DIY Network’s tips for fertilizing to figure out which tools and fertilizers are best to use on your yard.
Seed in the spring: Spring is a great time to start growing a new beautiful lawn. The cooler temperatures and heavy rain make a great climate to put down seed and watch your grass flourish. Waiting until late spring or early summer might make it too warm for your lawn to grow to its full potential, so putting some thought into seeding now will give you the best outcome.
If you’d like professional help with your lawn care needs, here are our recommendations from our 2017 Concierge List. Please contact Linda VanAntwerp at (517) 699-6628 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with any questions you may have.
Cherry Oak Landscaping
Preferably serving Haslett, Okemos, Bath, Lansing, East Lansing, Williamston, Laingsburg, DeWitt, and parts of Grand Ledge
Superior Lawn & Snow
Preferably serving Lansing, Holt, Mason, Leslie, Okemos, East Lansing