March 2, 2007

Calloway's Garden Tip

Timely Tip for March Gardeners:

Enjoy a Weed-Free Lawn

What do you do when the only green going on in your lawn is of the weedy version? First, prevention is the best policy. Apply a preemergent now to prevent the summer broadleaf and grassy weeds. Green Light Crabgrass Preventer can be applied using your fertilizer spreader. Its purpose is to prevent grassy weeds from appearing during the summer months. Green Light Portrait can also be applied the same way and will prevent broadleaf weeds from sprouting. Follow these products up with Calloway’s Premium Lawn Food to add that extra punch to green up and enrich the existing turf. Water these products in well. You will need to apply the preemergents again in September to prevent the winter grassy and broadleaf weeds.

Now to take care of the existing problem, spray with a broadleaf weed killer to eliminate those pesky weeds which made it through the winter. A product such as Wipe-Out can be applied with a hose-end sprayer. Follow directions carefully for the best results.

The best method for a lush, green lawn is to develop a routine fertilization and watering program. A thick lawn will squeeze out and prevent weeds from growing. A little discipline now will reap the rewards later!
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