Spring is finally here, and soon, Maryland residents will brush off their gardening tools, sharpen their mower blades, and prepare for a season of yard maintenance. The steps you take now will ensure lush, beautiful grass throughout the summer. Don’t let crabgrass get in your way of a beautiful lawn; discover how to prevent it with Courtland Hearth and Hardware!
The Problem With Crabgrass
Crabgrass is an annual weed that sprouts late spring and continues to grow all summer long. Once the weed germinates, it grows rapidly, and can quickly disrupt the aesthetic of your front landscape. Your property is more prone to crabgrass is there are multiple bare spots if you mow the lawn too short and if you water too frequently.
Apply a Pre-Emergent Herbicide (Early Spring)
During early spring, inspect your lawn to decide on the best treatment. Consider using a pre-emergent herbicide to jumpstart your spring maintenance routine. A pre-emergent herbicide forms a barrier at the surface of the soil that prevents crabgrass seeds from germinating. As a rule of thumb, it’s recommended to apply a pre-emergent before the dogwood trees begin to bloom.
Apply Weed & Feed (Late Spring)
Pre-emergent fertilizers act as a preventative measure, but that doesn’t mean that they prevent every single weed from growing. During the middle of the growing season, apply a fertilizer with weed control, commonly known as Weed & Feed. You can also remove specific weeds by hand or with herbicide.
Visit a Courtland Hearth & Hardware location for all of your spring lawn maintenance materials. We sell a variety of name brand fertilizer weed control combinations, and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you with your newest project!
Courtland Hearth & Hardware Can Help
Our store has been around since 1883! With 100 years of experience, Courtland Hearth and Hardware is the best in the business. Come see why our loyal customers and contractors say, “Courtland Is Harford County’s Best Hardware Store” today!
Serving Maryland, Courtland Hearth and Hardware has 4 convenient locations in Bel Air, Fallston, and White Marsh. Visit our Forest Hill location for all your fireplace needs, as it is exclusively a Hearth supplier. Contact us today with your fireplace, outdoor living, and hardware needs.