LAWN FERTILIZATION & PRE-EMERGENTS
TIMING IS EVERYTHING!
When it comes to treating your lawn, its important to apply your pre-emergents in the fall while the ground temperatures are still low and again in late winter, when most of the grassy weeds are not actively germinating. Weed & Feed in the spring is far too late. Think of it like a military advancement that is occurring while you are asleep. You will wake up in the spring but the battle is already lost. Once you see the weeds really show up in the spring, it can often be too late to get a good grip on them for the warmer months. Fertilizer should be applied in April and June, and again in August. Slow release is the key. Home depot and Lowes products are mostly diluted and filled with inert ingredients. Try your local EWING branch, here in Baton Rouge, it is on Cloverland Ave, for better options for really taking care of your valuable yard. Read THIS ARTICLE by LA Nursery for more tips.