Establishing a lawn care routine
I’ve received a dozen or more phone calls during the past month or so regarding lawn care. The majority of the callers have either inquired into the proper timing for fertilizing their lawns or applying herbicides to control weeds. We are now in the middle of March, but in most cases it is still too early to start pushing early growth of turf grasses with lots of fertilizer. For one, turf grasses, such as St. Augustine, centipede and Bermuda, undergo spring root decline. During this time, the majority of the old root system dies and the grass grows new roots.