Count Down to Spring! Time for Pre-Emergent Treatments!

The term “pre-emergent” essentially means “weed prevention.” It refers to a method for preventing weeds by killing weed seeds and seedlings before they can germinate.  To accomplish this, there are pre-emergent weed control products we use to kill weed seeds before, or as, they try to sprout.

Pre-emergents need to be applied to the soil at least a week prior to germination. Weeds will germinate when the soil is about 54 degrees for approximately four consecutive days assuming the soil has enough moisture. Due to the unusually warm weather, we have already started our pre-emergent services and typically we don’t start treating with a pre-emergent until mid-March.  If you’re concerned about that nasty crabgrass returning from last year, we suggest contacting Tom’s now in order to fend it off for the upcoming growing season.

We’ll even make it easy for you to get rid of those pesky weeds!  Just go to our Facebook page and hit the “like” tab for a chance to win a spray contract from Tom’s.  Three lucky winners will be announced- so the sooner you enter, the sooner you’ll have a chance to win. The contest officially begins March 1st (but feel free to “like” us anytime) and we’ll announce the winners in just a few short weeks. We’ll actually announce the winners on Facebook so check back often to see if you’ve won. www.facebook.com/tomsoutdoortulsa

The Tulsa Designer Showcase project is slowly taking shape. Now that we’ve cleared the many layers of debris, landscaping is slated to start this week.  Various plants and shrubs will be planted and irrigation installation will begin as well.  Lighting has been ordered and will be the finishing touch on this project.  The grotto, a very interesting space hidden away in this enormous yard, is almost completed. We can’t wait to see the end result and we hope you’ll mark your calendars to visit the Tandy home during the Tulsa Designer Showcase event. www.tulsadesignershowcase.com

As the warmer months are quickly approaching, I’ll be posting more often in order to provide timely recommendations, tips and suggestions for your landscaping and gardening projects.  In the meantime, if you have questions- please leave a note in the comment section or feel free to shoot an email to me or post your question on Facebook.

Tom

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