What we’re noticing:
  • Stressed lawns due to heat and drought. August has not gotten off to a good start. All of Hennepin count is in at least a third stage state of drought with some fourth stage state in the upper NW corner of the county. There are only five stages of “state of drought”. Source: Department of Natural Resources Drought Monitoring

  • Crabgrass! On ProLawns Lawns!?! We’ll be creating a blog post this week explaining why this is happening on some areas of some of our lawns. The brief summary is due to our hot and dry summer. Regardless of why it’s emerging, all of our specialist have been trained to spot it, are equipped with the specialize product to control it and, bottom line; ProLawns will take care of it.

What we’re doing:
  1. This round of application is built for August – Feels like we’re on our third August this year. We’re putting down a strong broadleaf weed control that’s effective on even the toughest broadleaf weeds like Creeping Charlie. Now is typically the time of year where the broadleaf weeds thrive and take advantage of the heat stressed lawns but this year we’ve been fighting this since May. Now is the purpose built solution.

  2. A grassy weed such as Crabgrass may be appearing here and there; this summer more likely than others. Crabgrass loves hot and dry conditions. Our preventer acts like a coat of wax to protect your lawn and it has been put to the test and worn away more this season than others. During this application, we will also be treating the crabgrass which is likely to appear on the edges of your lawn by the driveway or road.

  3. We’re also starting our aeration and overseed schedule!

What you can be doing:
  1. Mow as high as your mower will go – if you need to mow at all

  2. Water appropriately (amount and timing are both important!)