Seasonal Tips

 

January

A great time to apply your lime and soil testing.  Lime can be applied any time of the year, but it is best applied before the growing season.

February

Apply crabgrass preventer containing dimension or barricade. If reseeding a fescue lawn, then apply tupersan to prevent crabgrass. Fertilize fescue lawns with a high nitrogen fertilizer. This is also a good time to control moss.

March

Good time for first application of Milky Spore.  If needed, apply other grub control products containing Dylox.

April

Control broadleaf weeds with Weedout®, Weedout Plug or Weed & Feed.

May

Start thinking about brown patch prevention.  Apply fungicides containing Bayleton or Propiconazole.  Apply a second application of crabgrass preventer with products containing Team.  Plug or reseed warm season lawns starting late April.  Warm season turfs should start being fertilized.  St. Augustine, Bermuda, and Zoysia grasses should be fertilized every six to eight weeks.  Centipede lawns should only be fertilized once a year.  Maintain warm season lawns at a height of .5" to 1.5".  Raise mowing height of fescue to 3.5" to 4" in order to combat heat and weeds.  Water!!!

June

Make a second Milky Spore application.  Continue with fungicide applications.  This is the best month to fertilize centipede lawns.  Water!!!

July

Apply Hi Yield® Kill-a-Grub© for grub control.  Fertilize and aerate warm season lawns.  Apply Ironite to green up fescue lawns.  Water!!!

August

Fertilize and control weeds as necessary.  Re-seed in September.  Water!!!

September

Aerate, reseed, and fertilize fescue lawns.  Apply winterizer and a weed preventer containing Team to warm season lawns in order to prevent winter weeds such as an annual bluegrass.  Make third Milky Spore application.  Raise mowing height of warm season grasses by .5".  Lower the mowing height of fescues to 2.5".  Water!!!

October

Mulch or remove leaves from lawns.  Reseed as necessary.  Overseed warm season grasses with annual rye the first week of October.

November

Apply Winterizer to fescue lawns and control weeds as necessary.

December

Take a few classes to learn more or get some rest, you deserve it!