SPRING TURF CARE:
- Cool season species in the north and transition zone states: Spring is a good time for planting seed of cool season species, such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, fine fescue and perennial ryegrass.
- Spring is also a great time to put down a feeding of fertilizer to wake up your turf and get it growing. Ewing stocks a broad line of fertilizer, including organic products.
- Warm season species in the southern states: Spring is when the warm season species like Bermudagrass and zoysiagrass start to come out of dormancy and green up again. An application of fertilizer will help jolt them into growing mode.
- Late spring is the best time of the year to apply an application of insecticide to control sub-surface, root-feeding insects such as white grubs.
- If an irrigation system was turned off during the winter months, don't forget to turn it on and adjust the timing for the warmer days of spring.
- Spring is the best time of the year to apply pre-emergent herbicides; they put down a barrier that prevents weed seedlings from germinating and developing.