Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Crabgrass Preventer

YES! It is now time to put down the pre-emergent crabgrass preventer. I saw the first lilacs blooming yesterday and that is a good indicator that it is time.

I always recommend that when you put this on your lawn or for that matter anything such as fertilizer that you apply it in two directions. What this means is that if the bag of fertilizer says that you should set your fertilizer spreader at 10, set it at 5 instead. Apply it on your lawn in one direction say east/west and then go the opposite direction with a second pass – north/south in this example. This will guarantee even coverage on your lawn and will help prevent missing any areas.

Back to the crabgrass preventer. A great eco-friendly alternative is corn gluten meal. It’s natural alternative. For more information on this, click here

Make your day a good one.