Alex’s Lawn and Turf Blog

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Spring Weed Control

April 22nd, 2014

Winter has been trying to hang on to Minnesota for the last couple weeks. Summer has been elbowing its way in, but not without a few blasts of snow. We at Alex’s are all cautiously optimistic that spring is finally here, and we are on our way to a much anticipated summer.

Of course with the warming air comes the greening of the grass, followed closely by the weeds. The best way to prevent weeds from disrupting your lawn is to do a little preventative maintenance. Early to mid-spring is generally the best time to put down pre-emergent herbicides, as the soil temperature is best for the herbicides to work, but the weeds have not yet germinated. Because pre-emergent herbicides act to disrupt weed seed germination, they are most effective at controlling annual weeds (such as crabgrass).

In the Twin Cities region, May 5th-May 20th is the ideal time to apply pre-emergent weed controls. This is also a great time to apply a spring fertilizer, to replenish nutrients your lawn needs to start the summer season with healthy, vigorous growth that will, in turn, be more competitive against weeds.

Alex’s Lawn and Turf offers several fertilization and weed control plans designed to keep your lawn green, healthy, and happy. If you would be interested in learning more, feel free to call the office! We would love to hear from you.

Enjoy this beautiful spring weather,

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