Information, reminders, tips, and more about lawn care, plant health, and outdoor pest control.
In Berkeley Heights, Chatham, New Providence, and other surrounding communities, spring is the time to make one of the most important lawn care applications of the year, pre-emergent crabgrass control. Crabgrass is a nasty aggressive wildgrass that is almost impossible to stop once it germinates. This pre-emergent application is combined with a spring fertilizer to help your lawn come out of dormancy, start to grow and green up!
The pre-emergent crabgrass control creates a barrier within the top inch of the soil, this barrier prevents crabgrass seeds from germinating. Crabgrass seeds germinate in the late spring and summer, so it is important that this barrier is not broken.
Aeration, Raking, Dethatching, and Seeding cannot be combined with this application. If you must seed, only spot seed in the spring, and then do a complete overseeding in the early fall. Early fall is the best time to aerate, dethatch and seed a lawn. In order to succeed with spring spot seeding, you must rake out the damaged spots. Raking will break the pre-emergent barrier, allowing you to then spread a light layer of topsoil and seed.
Other tips for a crabgrass free healthy lawn would include mowing the lawn as high as possible and if you have an irrigation system, do not start watering before it’s...
Spring is here! You plan on planting some new bushes, preparing your vegetable garden, and seeding your lawn. However, did you know the best time to seed is in the fall not in the spring?
In Berkeley Heights, Chatham, New Providence, and other surrounding areas in New Jersey, 1.888.Lawntec does not recommend core aerating, dethatching, power seeding, or overseeding in the spring. If you have problem lawn areas that need attention in the spring, consider spot seeding it and then doing a complete job in the fall. Here’s why:
Your landscape is an investment that should increase in beauty and value every year as plants mature. However, plants are living things and are subject to constant stress from the harsh environment here in the New Jersey area. For success, your plants need special care before they show signs of distress and decline. This is where Annual Root Feeding comes in.
Annual Root Feeding of landscape ornamentals provides many benefits such as:
Start protecting your landscape plants from winter damage with an anti-desiccant spray! Winter damage to evergreen trees and shrubs is caused by desiccation, or drying out. Once the ground freezes plant roots are unable to take up water from the soil. Plants are then forced to use the water stored in their needles, leaves, and stems. Harsh cold dry winter winds and freezing temps will also dry out the water that plants need to survive. This loss of essential plant moisture leads to winter plant damage or even death.
An anti-desiccant spray professionally applied to evergreen trees and shrubs will help hold in this vital moisture throughout the winter. If you have problems with winter plant damage in your landscape the experts at 1.888.Lawntec suggests spraying an anti-desiccant.
Anti-desiccants sprays can also be called anti-transpirant spray, winter wilt proofing spray, or winter protection spray. The application will provide a protective coating that conserves the amount of water that escapes from the plant. These are usually one time applications applied in the early winter, December is ideal. In areas with longer and colder winters, like New Jersey, anti-desiccants are most effective when applied twice, once in November/December and again in February. However, this can get tricky since temps must be above freezing to make an effective application.
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