Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring...waiting and late crab grass

I just heard on the radio that they are expecting this April to be the 3rd coldest on record.  That in combination with the crappy, wet weather has really made for a tough start to getting treatments done on our customers home lawns.  I can see the dandelions are huddling in the cold temps and are just waiting for that 75 degree day to bust out!  Despite all of this, Weed Man is poised to have its largest year of growth yet!  We grew $400,000 last year so that is something to be proud of and we thank our loyal customers for all of the great referrals!  We have so many people switching to our services, it truly makes you feel you are doing something right. 

Secondly, and more importantly, you should expect crab grass to germinate quite late this spring.  If you or a provider put down a pre-emergent for crab grass in late March or April you will most likely have crab grass break through this summer.  At Weed Man, we never recommend crab grass control that early.  Crab grass will not even start to germinate until the soil temps get to 55+ degrees, 24 hours a day for at least 5 straight days.  We aren't even having air temps in that range consistently!  So, I would expect crab grass to germinate late this year, in the early to mid June time frame.  Proper applications will be done from about right now through the month of May.  

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