We are! The past two weeks have been very challenging when you are trying
to care for lawns. One can’t really do much when there is a lot
of snow on the ground and/or sub-freezing temperatures. Pumps don’t
work when the liquid
weed-control freezes, so we’re ready for some warmer weather to get our work
done. And everyone is ready for a little sunshine and warmer days so we
can all get outside more.
There is still plenty of time to apply our spring
pre-emergent weed-control, as crabgrass won’t germinate until the 4” soil
temperature stays at 56 degrees for four consecutive nights. We are a
long way from that as most soils are frozen now! So as the weather warms,
don’t let folks or other companies try to tell you that unless the
pre-emergent is applied by mid-March that it’s too late, as that
is just not true. We will have all of our customers serviced with their
Round 1 by late March, which provides great crabgrass control for up to 7 months.
As a 30-year business owner in the lawn care business, I get a little annoyed
and disappointed when younger competitors do things that are not right,
and even unethical. I’m seeing more and more companies doing what
they’ve learned from the big corporate guys, with breaking up the
spring pre-emergent into two treatments, at half rates of pre-emergent,
and billing their customers twice then. It’s all about cash flow
for them and giving a cheap price, rather than doing what’s right
for the customer and for the lawn. With LawnAmerica, we apply with a full
rate, one treatment in early spring. That’s all you need, so that
in our Round 2 we can then apply slow-release fertilizer, which is what
the lawn needs then. The lawn is green and growing then, allowing us to
come in during Round 3 a short 4-5 weeks later for our blanket treatment
of Echelon Herbicide before going back to granular fertilizer treatments
So we’re ready for some green grass here at LawnAmerica, so that
we can do our magic on the lawns. Let’s hope this coming snow is
the last one and spring comes on strong after that.
Give us a call if you have questions or need professional lawn care.