Before the summer heat bears down on your fragile lawn, we provide it with one more strong, balanced dose of slow release fertilizer – a Late Spring Fertilizing. This treatment is especially important to help your lawn overcome some of the struggles it may have faced during the spring and help it prepare for what is always a tough summer.
While the spring is a great time of year for your grass to grow, it’s not as gentle on your lawn as autumn. The spring presents an array of problems that can stress lawns right as temperatures begin to rise. Some of these include:
- Oscillating temperatures: Temperatures can swing back and forth in New England from near freezing to the 60 and higher. These drastic temperature changes can cause weedy grasses such as goosegrass to germinate. The more weeds, the harder it is for your lawn to obtain the right amount of precious resources such as light, water and nutrients (fertilizer).
- Increased weed competition: Goosegrass is only one weed that can invade and take over your lawn. Other vicious weeds include crabgrass, ground ivy, wild violets and dandelions. All of these weeds are fighting for the same resources as your lawn and are actually much more likely to steal these nutrients because of their aggressive nature.
- Dangerous diseases: Red thread, leaf spot, and gray and pink snow mold are just a few of the diseases that can stress lawns. In the case of leaf spot, the results can be devastating. Leaf spots typically occurs in two stages – the leaf spot and melting stage. This disease develops in cool, moist, drizzly spring weather, but high humidity and frequent overcast days can also encourage growth. During the first stage (leaf spot), small purple spots appear on the grass blades. Then the disease spreads to the blade’s crown (near its base) and the plant dies. Leaf spot, as well as many other spring diseases, can devestate turf, especially if it’s stressed.
A healthy lawn will repel most weeds and diseases, which is why we provide it with a timely Late Spring Fertilizing. This fertilizer will keep your lawn thick (to repel weeds) and healthy (to ward off diseases). Further, it’ll provide it with just enough nutrients for it to survive the summer, which is when cool season lawns typically go dormant.
We service parts of Norfolk and Bristol County, Massachusetts. Towns include: Foxborough, Mansfield, Wrentham, Walpole, Plainville, Franklin, Norfolk, Stoughton, Sharon, Canton, North Attleborough, Attleborough, Easton and Norton, and parts of Medfield, Medway & Millis. Learn more about our Complete Lawn Care program.