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Tips from the Pros: April Homeowner’s Lawn Care Guide

You know what they say, “April showers bring May flowers.” Despite the abnormal weather this season advancing the timelineAprils_Home_Owners_Lawn_Care_Guide.jpg of spring, this April should be not much different, but you should expect a little more flowers than showers. Weed Pro has all of the information to keep you knowledgeable on how to make your lawn look its best this April. Read more for tips and tricks on how keep your lawn happy and healthy this spring.

Tip #1: Make sure all of your equipment is working properly- To save you time, money, and hassle later in the year, make sure all of your tools and equipment don’t need any repairs. Especially your sprinkler system as you’ll need like it later watering requirements in summer.

Tip #2: Just a little off the top- When you are mowing, make sure to never mow more than 1/3 of the grass blade. This will help you later with maintaining a full and healthy lawn.

Pro-Tip- Mow at the highest setting or at the 3-3.5 inch length.

Tip #3: Mow a little more- As the spring season progresses, you will want to increase your mowing frequency.

Tip #4: Watch the weather- You want to make sure that your lawn is properly hydrated. If the temperatures exceed 70 degrees on a regular basis, begin watering your lawn.

Pro-tip- You want to water the root-zone, 6 to 8 inches deep, several times a week.

Tip #5: Beware of Red Thread- This type of turf disease is common throughout April and May. This is an environmental condition that is related to fungal growth. Common in cool season weather, visible signs of Red Thread include discolored lawns with red/pinkish threadlike growth in turf. If you suspect that your lawn may have Red Thread Turf Disease, please contact our office immediately.

Tip #6: When in doubt, call us with questions- Mother Nature can always be unpredictable which presents a problem for turf grass, but that doesn’t mean your lawn has to suffer. Here at Weed Pro, we are always ready to help, so never hesitate to give us a call.

Special Note: With the spring flush of growth, you might observe different color patches of grass, because of the many varieties of grass growing in the lawn.  As the calendar turns to May, the turf color will typically even out.

Want the next steps for your lawn’s care?

In lawn care, being late can mean the difference between a beautiful lawn, and one that is full of weeds. That's why we've laid out step-by-step everything you need to know when it comes to lawn care material and when to apply it for the month of April. The best part is that this guide is yours, absolutely FREE by clicking on the link below.

Free April Lawn Care Guide