After months of suboptimal weather, most property owners are itching to get outside and start landscaping the property and preparing for spring work. Efficiency is key for the hobby farmer, and knowing what can be done now to make later easier will make a world of difference. Read on for tips on preparing property for spring.
Clean up the lawn
Mower updates needed
No matter the size of your mower, it’s never too early to get it ready to go.
There may not be a specific time to start mowing, but there is a general rule: Do not mow the grass if it’s too short (typically less than ). Mowing a lawn before it’s ready will make the grass susceptible to .
Feeding grass those essential nutrients
Applying pre-emergence herbicides and fertilizer
Pesky winter weeds may start to pop up starting . In order for pre-emergence herbicides to be successful, their timing must be . Apply pre-emergence herbicides well before the time weeds have emerged in the past.
If weeds have already emerged in the lawn, or if this timing is unknown, to apply pre-emergence herbicides a few weeks before their emergence next year. In this case, a post-emergent herbicide will be more successful to kill those weeds.
Getting off the lawn
Property care goes beyond lawn management. As spring begins, be sure to take care of tree, barn and garden maintenance.
Trimming trees and bushes
Barns and outbuildings
Spring cleaning also applies to barns and other outbuildings. Take time this spring for that sometimes are forgotten, such as weeding out the perimeter, decluttering aisles and sheds, emptying and sweeping out haylofts, and scrubbing containers and troughs.
Gardening tasks and chores
Knowing what products are the right products
- – this herbicide can be used for total vegetation control on baregrounds or for spot control of bush, vines and weeds.
- Compare•N•Save® Crabgrass & Sandbur Preventer – this pre-emergence herbicide controls many annual grasses and broadleaf weeds.