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The Pacific Northwest's Premier Landscape Company
is located at:
20318-C State Route 9 SE
Snohomish WA 98296
APRIL: April Showers Make a Gorgeous Lawn
April is an important month for lawn care, especially for weed control and fertilizing. While dandelions are great for impromptu bouquets or making a batch of home-made dandelion wine, they can become quite pesky once they start growing in your lawn.
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Beautiful rooftop garden lounges were constructed on top of the Volta Apartments located in downtown Seattle on 1st Avenue and Bell during the Spring of 2013. Four dump trucks pumped 55 CY of top soil to the 3rd story and 8th story garden lounges. It took four workers a total of seven days to install the five trees and 800 various plants. Enjoy this short video of the amazing intercity retreat.
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control and fertilizing activities don’t take a long time, and the
results are well worth it for the carefree and lush yard you'll enjoy
during the months to come. To begin, here are some lawn care tools you
may find handy. All are readily available and most are not expensive.
- Dandelion digger
- Hose-end sprayer
- Leaf bags
- Fertilizer spreader
- Leaf rake
- Herbicide sprayer
- Weed whacker
- Sod cutter
Pre-emergent Weed Control:
April in most zones, you'll be faced with a limited window of time in
which to have success with pre-emergent weed control. It should be done
in the early spring and spring. In most zones, this is from mid-March
until about late April, possibly early May. The reason is that
pre-emergent chemicals only work on weed seeds, stopping them from
sprouting. Conversely, a weed-and-feed formula only kills weeds that are
already growing. You will apply that in May.
Important note: DO NOT apply pre-emergent weed controls if you have put down new grass seed or new sod.
established lawns with a regular, all-season fertilizer in April. If
you have re-seeded or are starting new seed in April, apply a
lawn-starter food but not a regular fertilizer, which is too strong and
will damage the tender grass shoots.
Over-seeding and Patching:
general, spring is not the time to over-seed mature grassy areas. Sod
is best used at this time. For a large area, consult an expert
landscaper. If you have spread
grass seed or laid grass-patch, these must be kept watered daily, except
during rain. Do not allow the soil to dry out between rainfall and
To fill in small bare spots, prepare the soil
and broadcast seed or apply seed patch material. Do not allow these
areas to dry out. Keep well watered, even with the spring rains, until
new grass plants are established. Be careful when mowing over these
New sod must be kept well watered. If
you see weeds in the sod, cut them out. Mow sod about two inches high,
as needed, until June 1st. Then, start mowing new sod with the blade at
the highest level.
Zoysia Grass Tips:
Do not fertilize
zoysia in April. It is dormant in most zones now. However, when you do
mow it the first time, give it a "buzz cut." Do this about mid-April,
and then continue mowing zoysia short, at about two inches, through the
After mid-April, apply
controls for white grubs and mole crickets, which can severely damage
grass plants. These controls can also be applied in May, June or July,
April is a good month to aerate
("plug" or "core") mature sod. This gives established grass plants more
air and growing space. It’s best done with a machine, which can be
During normal mowing, if grass is very
long, collect the clippings. If it is not too long, mulch the clippings.
They will decompose quickly and release nitrogen back into the soil.
Lawn Mower Tune-up Tips:
isn't too late to get a lawn mower tune-up. You may have to wait longer
at this time of year, because of the demand on service shops, but it’ll
be worth it and the cost is usually minimal. A mower tune-up should
include: blade-sharpening, replacement of spark plugs, oil and oil
filter change, fuel filter cleaning or change, and any other repairs or
replacements that will bring the mower into top running condition
Concept Landscape Co., Inc. is ready to assist you with all of your
lawn care needs, offering preventative maintenance as well as on-going
lawn and garden maintenance options. Should you notice any problem areas
in your lawn, please give us a call to schedule a free consultation.
Your lawn will be happy you called us… And you will be too!