It’s now the end of spring and looks like summer is around the corner! Today it’s going up to 31 degrees! Craziness!
BUT – I’ve over-fertilized a few areas in my backyard. As a result, there seems to be very dry and brown patches. I think these are areas on which I dropped TOO MUCH fertilizer. It’s not horrible to look at but it is noticeable. I’m trying to water it more and hopefully it’ll clear up with a little grass seed and soil.
Other than that, the grass looks better and I’m pulling out those pesky weeds. The clovers are annoying too. I used the following steps to pull them out:
- Water area with clovers (not too deep)
- Wait a few hours to let it soak in
- Rake the grass a bit to remove some of the dead grass and make the weeds stand up more
- Pull weeds by hand (they come out pretty easily because the roots aren’t very deep)
Unfortunately, they grow quite densely so you may be left with a bare patch of soil. I’m trying Scotts EZ Seed for that. Hopefully that works!
Until next time …