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2018 - Spring updates

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Spring has arrived..

After a historic April 2018 blizzard, winter is finally behind us. We have put away all of our plows and snow removal equipment and are prepared for short Spring and Summer months ahead of us.

While it is still probably too early to begin dethatching or lawn aeration, now is a perfect time to remove any leaves that still might remain in your yard. Leaf removal in the Fall and the Spring is especially important to help protect our trees from Athracnose, a fungal leaf spot that attacks Ash and other varieties of shade and ornamental trees in Minnesota.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to speak with a turf care expert in your area, please call us at 612-384-2517 or e-mail sales@southmetrolawncare.com.

 

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10 Tips to get your lawn ready for Spring

Make repairs to sprinkler heads and test irrigation system.

Prune broken, damaged, or diseased limbs off trees

Wait until the end of May or early June to apply fertilizer

Get a soil sample and a fertilizer plan

Look for signs of snow mold damage. Rake up area, top dress and seed

Look for signs of voles - these usually indicate a grub problem

Crabgrass pre-emergent control should be applied when soil temperatures reach 55F, typically in early May. This year we will most likely need to do this a little earlier, but not before the first mowing.

Re-seed bare spots or top dress entire lawn and over-seed

Aerate your lawn

Sharpen the blades on your lawn mower.

From @urbanturfmn: "Interesting to see spring effects from fall lawn care. I believe the lawn on right had more fall nitrogen #snowmold "

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UMN asking public for help with Japanese Beetles

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UMN asking public for help with Japanese Beetles

The University of Minnesota is interested in learning about Japanese Beetle infestations or occurrences outside of the known heavily infested areas already known to researchers. If you suspect that the Japanese Beetle may be in an area not known to be infested, please contact the MDA at arrest.the.pest@state.mn.us 

More information on the biology and entomology of the beetle can be found here.

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