Getting Lawn Ready for Spring

posted on February 14th, 2014 by

With spring at our heels, it is time to start preparing our lawns for the summer months ahead.  Spring maintenance will help you to have a beautiful, healthy, green lawn this year. 

To get started it is best to de-thatch your lawn, once it has greened up.  It is helpful to remove dead leaves and thatch material resulting from the previous season’s growth to improve the passage of air, water, and nutrients through the turf.

The easiest method to de-thatch your lawn is by using a Liquid Thatch Remover.  This is a product we offer that is a natural liquid microbial treatment.  Four treatments during the growing season will keep your lawn thatch free. Simply attached the 32 oz hose end sprayer to your hose and spray. It’s that easy!

After de-thatching your lawn applying a pre-emergent will help rid your lawn of weed and crabgrass seeds before they have a chance to germinate. Our Gluten–8 Organic Herbicide is the ideal product for this. Gluten 8 is simple and easy to use it’s very effective in reducing new weeds from ever starting.  Do it early. Do it more than once.

This is also a great time to test the soil pH in your lawn. For the best results from your zoysia lawn we recommend the soil pH be between 6 and 7.  If the soil pH is below a 6 then you should apply some lime, if the pH is above a 7 you should apply sulfur.  Please follow the label instructions for the proper application.  At our website you will find a soil pH Meter and a Rapitest soil kit as well as our Café Lime if your lawn needs lime. Sulfur products are best purchased from your local Garden Center.

Aerating your lawn, which is great for your grass, is also best done in spring to help loosen the soil and improve air flow and root growth.  You can rent portable power aerating machines or most lawn care companies offer this service.

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4 Responses to “Getting Lawn Ready for Spring”

  1. Sharon Says:

    April 10th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I tend to get some weeds (chic weeds) coming thru the grass in early spring. Is there a week killer that I can put on the zoysia.

  2. admin Says:

    April 15th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Hi Sharon,
    There are two different things that you can do about the chic weed. You can apply a pre-emergent before the weeds show themselves or apply a broadleaf weed killer after they have emerged. We carry an organic pre-emergent, our Gluten 8. A broadleaf weed killer you can use is Weed B Gon by Ortho, please follow the label instructions for apply.

  3. Bernard Wheeler Says:

    February 15th, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Im pleased with your grass and fertilizers,my problem is this spring grass that comes early. It’s a wet green like grass comes in and clogs my mower any suggestions.

  4. SecureAdminZ Says:

    February 25th, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Invasive grasses can be difficult to get rid of. Generally Zoysia will choke out these during the growing season. I don’t know where you live but sometimes what are cool season grasses grow while the Zoysia is dormant but once the Zoysia starts to green up the cool season grasses get crowded out and the temperature restricts their growth.

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