Wake Up Your Lawn

Horticulturist Jerry Goodspeed is the Director of the Ogden Botanical Gardens and says now is the time for a couple big steps.


Aeration:

1. Once a year on heavy soils

2. As needed on sandy, loamy soils

3. Core aeration is best (remove the plug)

4. Wash or clean aerator between lawns to prevent weed/pest contamination

Link: extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/HG_Turf_2006-02.pdf

Fertilization:

1. Wait tell after March (or after April) and apply about 1/2 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 sq, feet of lawn

2. Get one high in Nitrogen (the first number) and low in the other two numbers

3. Don’t over apply fertilizer in the spring

Link: extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/HG_517.pdf

Pre-emergent

1. Apply around April 1st

2. Controls annual weeds (crabgrass, spurge)

3. May need to reapply around June 1

4. Areas around sidewalk and driveways are first to warm and first to need protection

Link: http://clean-water.uwex.edu/pubs/pdf/home.lawnweed.pdf


Jerry will be holding a pruning demonstration this Saturday at the Ogden Botanical Gardens:

1750 Monroe Blvd. Ogden

9:00 to 12:00 AM

Workshops every hour on:

Pruning Roses

Pruning shrubs and trees

Pruning fruit trees

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