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Allen
Too Early/Late Spring Lawn Treatment

I'm in the Cincinnati area and the weather between late February and April can fluctuate a lot, and I feel like I'm always too late on lawn treatment. I'm tried weed/danilion treatements in the past, but must have been too late in the application because I would always get them anyway. Right now the weather has been in the mid-50's and 60's for highs and down to mid-30's for lows with lots of rain. There are even some flowers blooming! But, we could get another cold snap with snow.

I want to do a significant amount of lawncare this spring, dethatching, aerating, fertilizing, seeding, weed treatement, the whole shabang! But I don't want to make heavy investement in treatement if I'm too early or too late. What are the temperature thresholds for things like fertilizing, seeding, and weed treatments. I'm tried weed/danilion treatements in the past, but must have been too late in the application because I would always get them anyway.

Thanks!

Joshua
Re: Too Early/Late Spring Lawn Treatment

I heard that for any type of grass seeds to germinate the ground temperature needs to be 55 degrees.  I'm a little north of you in Detroit, so I've got a few weeks to go before I put down my first treatment.

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