With summer just around the corner, temperatures warming, daylight growing and your greenery coming to life, there’s no better time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Now is also the time when people also begin calling in to ask about fertilization programs and when weeds should be sprayed.
Applying Fertilizer To Your Lawn
Here at Alex’s Lawn & Turf, our first application of fertilizer usually occurs during early springtime and applied via our liquid weed control. This fertilization process will take care of the pesky dandelions are are known to be scattered throughout many homeowners’ and business owners’ properties.
Applying fertilizer will promote early spring greening of your lawn, plus it acts as a great recovery supplement from the stresses of winter. Our first application of fertilizer will promote healthy new plant growth along with strong root growth. The fertilizer use utilize is a time release, granular fertilizer with Crabgrass control (pre-emergent), plus iron also added.
Our team utilizes a liquid weed control to eliminate dandelions, creeping Charlie and other problematic weeds that are common in the greater Twin Cities, MN metro area. This application also improves the density and color of your turf.
Importance of Keeping Your Lawn Weed-Free
Weeds such as dandelions, creeping charlie, and crabgrass are a major blemish on your otherwise beautiful lawn. Unfortunately, at the same time your grass begins growing anew in spring, weeds also tend to pop up throughout your lawn in Minnesota. The best way to prevent this is by applying pre-emergent weed control to your lawn at the same time as your first round of fertilizer to keep weeds from growing in the first place.
If weeds do grow, they won’t just ruin the curb appeal of your lawn. Weeds can also have a negative impact on lawn health. Weeds will compete with grass for key soil nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. If allowed to spread throughout your yard, weeds can kill off entire patches of grass by soaking up all the food and water in your soil before your grass has a chance.
Some weeds may even be harmful to the health of your family or your pets. These “noxious weeds” include thistle and honeysuckle, which are invasive species that commonly grow in yards and gardens throughout Minnesota. If any of these noxious weeds pop up on your residential or commercial property, it is important to eradicate them before they wreak havoc.
By keeping your lawn free of weeds, you’ll be able to maintain dense, green, healthy grass that makes a good impression on any visitors to your home or business. Eliminating weeds before they grow with pre-emergent weed control will also save you a lot of money in the long run, since it’s much more expensive to get rid of full-grown weeds and replace dead patches of grass with fresh seed or sod.
Schedule Your Spring Lawn Fertilization Appointment
If you have any fertilization or weed control questions for your home or commercial property in the greater Twin Cities area, contact the professional lawn care experts at Alex’s Lawn & Turf. Our team is happy to help answer any questions you may have or put you on the list for fertilization and weed control if you are not already receiving these services.