Green Thumb will always put the needs of your lawn first. For this reason, if you are a returning customer, your early spring application will typically occur a little bit later than those who are new to the program.
Here is why:
Your late fall winterizer is applied at a time where the lawn is beginning to go into dormancy. The lawn will not use all of the available nutrients at this time. In fact, most of these nutrients are stored over the winter. This is done purposefully, so that when the lawn comes out of dormancy in the early spring, there are plenty of nutrients available to provide the turf with a quick burst of green.
Also, we would prefer that our customers get the most out of each treatment. By waiting until weeds begin to germinate in the spring, we can be sure to nip these unwanted plants in the bud. The spring is one of the best times of the year to control weeds. If the first treatment is done too early, it will not affect them and weeds will instead grow rapidly throughout the lawn.
Finally, crabgrass is probably one of the most difficult to control weeds. Thankfully, Green Thumb uses the most effective controls available but the timing of the application is essential! If a crabgrass preventative is applied too early, it will breakdown with rain and sunlight, and lose its effectiveness by the time we reach mid-summer. All of this boils down to one simple point: When it comes to lawn care, timing and patience are critical.