Finally, April 1st. You are now allowed to fertilize your lawn. Step 1 of a 4-Step Lawn Care Program should be applied within the next week or two. We have several seeding and non-seeding programs available from Scotts and Jonathan Green as well as an organic program from Espoma.  It’s also time to start controlling crabgrass for the year. Let our garden care experts help you choose the right program to fit your specific needs.

Remember to rake your lawn thoroughly to remove twigs, thatch and other debris that may have accumulated over the winter before fertilizing.

pH Soil Testing

Lawns prefer a pH range of 6.2 to 6.8 (6.5 is optimum). Lime is used to raise the soil pH if it is below the desired range. Bring half a cup of DRY soil to our Garden Care department. We will gladly test your soil’s pH for FREE and results are available while you wait. A proper pH is very important to a healthy lawn. Grass absorbs fertilizer and other minor elements best when the pH is within optimal range leading to a healthier lawn with fewer weeds and less fungus.

For additional information about how to maintain a beautiful lawn, take a look at our customer handout “Lawn Care Made Simple”.