Spring has arrived and many of you who love to be outdoors are itching to get your hands dirty in the yard again. Here are a few tips and things to put top priority as you enjoy this beautiful time of year!

Tip #1 – Fertilize your Lawns and Perennial Plants
Spring is an optimal time to maximize the growth and beauty of your lawns, trees and other perennial plants throughout the growing season by applying the appropriate fertilizers. Frank likes to recommend Turf Royale 21-7-14 blend for lawns and a 4-4-4 blend for trees and other plants. Fertilizing your lawn not only improves its growth, density and color, but also helps to control weeds without the use of extra chemicals. A thick, healthy carpet of grass makes it much more difficult for weed seeds to take root and sprout. Applying the right amount of fertilizer on fruit trees in early spring can encourage blooms and the right kind of foliage growth. Ornamental trees and shrubs can also benefit from light annual fertilization to promote growth. Keep fertilizers off the plants’ crowns and mix granulated varieties into the soil surface whenever possible.