What To Do:
• Mow lawn short: 1 ½ – 2” one time only. This allows the lawn to green up faster and improves the lawn’s appearance when mowing in the spring.
• Apply Hummert Fertilizer with Crabgrass Control between now and April 15th.
What You'll Need:
Hummert Dimension Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Control
March Watering Instructions (For Established Lawns!)
- • March: 1” of water every other week
• April/May: 1” of water per week
Water early in the morning, stopping about
2:00pm in the afternoon. Avoid watering
late in the day. This can promote lawn diseases.
March Mowing Instructions
- Mowing frequency and height directly affect the health
and quality of a lawn. Mowing a lawn too short or not
often enough can cause water problems and even death to the grass. It does not hurt newly sprouted grass
to be walked on or mowed. So start
mowing when established grass needs it.
• Never mow when grass blades are wet.
• Mowing height for bluegrass:
March – April 2 ½ to 3”
May 3 to 3 ½”
• Mowing height for fescue:
March - April 3”
May 3 ½”
• Never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade. If a mowing is missed; set the mower as high as it will go, then lower and mow again in a couple of days.
• There is no need to bag or rake grass clippings as long as the grass is mowed often. Short grass clippings decay quickly and re-cycle nutrients back to the soil.
• Use a different mowing pattern each mowing.
• Sharpen and balance mower blades every 6 to 8 mowings.
• June, July, August: mow bluegrass and fescue as high as the mower will go (or set).
Toby Quick Tip:
Fertilize new grass seed and also use Earth Right. For spot seeding you can just use Hummert Long Lasting Dyna Green. If you are doing the whole lawn, use Hummert’s Starter Fertilizer.
Do not put down crabgrass control if you are putting down new seed or seeded last Fall. New grass should be established before using crabgrass control.