Springing up! Time for soil tests, first lawn applications and planning maintenance.

Spring temperatures are here in eastern Massachusetts. We are pulling soil tests and putting down the first applications of the year. Hold off on seeding until temperatures get warmer, usually mid – May is a good time is you must seed in the spring. Only seed bare dirt, salt or plow damaged areas. Any disruptive seeding to existing lawn and turf areas should wait until August. When mowing starts – Sharp blades, Cut high and frequently (not on hot afternoons), always leave the clippings, clippings are not thatch. Water deeply and infreqently when the soil needs it.

Bulbs rise up.