Spring’s here & it’s time to start working on our lawns

Des Moines, IA – The grass is starting to turn green and a turfgrass specialist with the Iowa State University Extension says it’s time to begin working on our lawns. I-S-U horticulture professor Adam Thoms says the first thing he does is to pick up all of those twigs, sticks and other debris that gathered during the winter so it won’t get stuck in the mower or dull its blade.

The stores are full of heavy fertilizer bags and they can be pricey. What ingredients should we be looking for in a fertilizer for the yard?

Some Iowans may be finding large grey spots in their yards, which he says can be fixed without too much trouble.

Now is also the time to hit those pesky weeds that seem to creep back every year.

If you’re planting grass this spring, he warns do -not- use any crabgrass prevention products as they’ll keep your grass seeds from germinating.


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