March Tips Continued

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This article provides landscape and Garden tips for March in Zone 8
by Brett · Zone 7A · 0° to 5° F to Zone 9A · 20° to 25° F · Growing Basics · 2 Comments · November 06, 2010 · 17,888 views

Weed, Insect, Disease Control and Other Tips & Reminders

  • Broadcast a weed preventer over the lawn - If you did not apply a weed preventer to your lawn in February, do so as soon as possible in March to kill spring and summer weed seeds before they sprout. Broadcast a weed preventer, such as Team 2G, over your Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, or Fescue lawn to prevent the emergence of crabgrass and many other types of pesty spring weeds. Do not apply weed preventers to newly seeded lawns. Click here to see D-I-Y Lawn Fertilization & Weed Prevention Programs I designed
  • Get control of the weeds in landscape beds - If you didn't apply a weed preventer in your landscape beds during February, do so asap. Use a weed killer such as Killzall to spray to kill weeds that have already popped up. The goal is to kill weeds before they flower and go to seed.
  • Turn the compost pile. - Remove any coarse mulch, from the garden, and add it to the compost.
  • Repair Fescue grass lawns - De-thatch, rake or aerate the lawn. Apply pelletized lime to sweeten the soil if needed. Apply lawn fertilizer. If moss is a problem, a moss killer can be applied. Over-seeding can be done as the last step, after the lawn has been fertilized. To determine how much fertilizer and seed to apply measure your lawn area(s) for total square footage by multiplying the length x width of area(s) to be covered. SEE: How to Fertilize a Fescue Lawn and How To Overseed A Fescue Lawn and Mowing Tips For A Fescue Lawn

Anita Cole

Anita Cole · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Wow!!! What a great newsletter this week.

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· Unthumb · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Thanks, Anita! And let me know if there's any tips you can think of that I can add.

9 years ago ·
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