April Showers Mean May Turf Care

Landscape

Spring is here which means it’s time to revive your turf

It may not seem like it in some parts of the country—but spring is just around the corner. While your customers are excited about sunshine and warm weather, they should also be thinking about the maintenance their turf will need. Some turf may bounce back nicely on its own but there are still several steps to help it get ready for those long, hot summer days.

Spring Cleaning
Just like your customers likely do with their homes, turf should get a nice spring clean-up. This should include raking and removing any dead shrubs, plants or trees. Dethatching which involves removing dead grass and leaves is also an important tactic to include in your customers spring clean-up. Recommending to your customers that they aerate their lawns not only adds on another service but also gives it the best chance at absorbing the nutrients it needs to thrive. Dethatching and aeration should be done before pre-emerge weed control are applied.

Get Rid of Pests!
There is no better time than spring to apply ProScape® Fertilizer with Acelepryn plus Dimension. One application of our fertilizer gives pre-emergent and post-emergent control of crabgrass and other grassy weeds. It also controls multiple insect pests such as cinch bugs, billbugs and annual bluegrass weevils. This gives you the ability to offer your clients a one-two-three punch that will deliver a beautiful, dark green color and protect from grubs and crabgrass all season-long.

We don’t have to tell you that saving time saves you and your customers money. But with only one application, that’s exactly what this product gives you. Pest control has never been easier, and the time saved gives you more of a chance to address other issues or gain new clients.

Best Practices
To make sure your customers’ lawns continue to stay in great shape all summer long, they should be receiving scheduled, routine maintenance. This includes mowing at regular intervals and keeping turf at the recommended length per variety. Turf should also be watered the recommended amount which can differ depending on turf type and temperature. Talking to your customers about smart watering will also help their turf thrive through the season. This means watering deeply once or twice a week, not every day. Watering in the cooler hours of the morning are usually best.

Making sure you develop a good understanding with your clients on which of these steps they should be taking care of and which to call you for will ensure that their turf comes back healthy and beautiful. To learn more about our products and technologies or to consult with a LebanonTurf sales rep, please visit our brand-new website here.

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