April Showers Weed Care
Posted on April 1, 2020 by Sunrise Inc.
Everyone knows that April showers bring those wonderful May flowers, but along with beautiful blooms, weeds are also waking up from their long winter’s nap. The tremendous growth prompted by spring’s longer days and warmth can also produce a riot of weeds that can choke your garden and damage overall lawn beauty, not only in the spring, but throughout the entire growing season.
Weed care is essential in the spring, more so than in any other time of year. Nothing is worse than having what should be an impeccable expanse marred by pesky dandelions, stubborn thistle and other undesirable plants.
Proper application of herbicides at the right intervals along with the right amount of water will help eliminate unwanted weeds and give you the landscape you desire throughout the year.
Winter is often harsh on your lawn, with heavy snow piles smothering grass and fostering mold growth. As weather warms, these injured areas can become prone to weed growth, pests and disease. A good spring cleaning of leaves and fallen debris is necessary prior to other maintenance to ensure the best possible environment.
These steps are essential prior to utilization of per-emergent weed control and fertilization so that the applications can reach soil and work properly. Filling in bare spots during spring will also discourage weeds and help promote a healthy lawn during the remainder of the year.