Now is the time for pre-emergent crabgrass control and fertilizer for your lawn but be aware that you cannot seed and put down pre-emergent crabgrass control at the same time, your seed will not germinate.
As temperatures in the daytime are warming up and you are seeing a bunch of dandelions come through, spot spray them with a herbicide if needed.
There is still time to prune, any dead, broken or diseased branches from trees & shrubs, but consider each plant variety and which plants are to bloom this year.
As April 15th is typically considered the ‘last frost’ date, it is also considered a good time to seed.
Weed control. If you stop the weed before it gets out of the ground the lawn looks better. Control your Broadleaf weed and prevent them from producing seeds next year.
Hold you seeding until 4 weeks after your crabgrass application.
Aerating is a great and inexpensive way to be good to your lawn.
Seed or sod new lawns, start planting your perennials now and if you need to transplant trees & shrubs, now is the time for that as well.
Begin your mowing routine but be sure the first cut is the shortest, like 2 1/2" - 2 3/4" followed by 3” or higher for the remaining season to prevent brown out.
Make sure the irrigation system is serviced, lawns need at least 1” of water weekly and plant material need a thorough watering until established.
Continue to plant trees, shrubs & ground covers.
Consider your summer installations and hardscape work, it is the perfect time to start designing your landscape Summer dream.