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WHEN TO START FERTILIZING THE LAWN???

 

Speaker 1:Hey, guys. Spring is here, and we’re getting a ton of questions in the office. One of the main questions we are getting is when should you fertilize your lawn, when should this first application go down of lawn fertilizer. The timing is super important, especially because it has a pre-emergent weed control in it. What this means, it stops any new seeds from growing, any new weeds that have blown in over the winter. That is all based on soil temperatures. Once the soil temperature reaches a certain temperature, roughly about 58 degrees, that is when you’re going to get all this new growth of weeds, so you want to make sure you get that pre-emergent down before 58 degrees. Here’s a quick and easy way. You probably just have a meat thermometer laying around the house. Go ahead and try it out. Just stick it in the soil and see what it does. This one here, we’re up here in Draper now, and we are reading about 53, between 53 and 54 degrees up here in Draper. We’re still not quite there yet, but it’s going to approach fast. Make sure you get that pre-emergent down to prevent any new weeds before we reach that 58 degree temperature. Hope you guys have a great day.

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