What's going on with your lawn? An update for Indianapolis lawns.

The last couple weeks have been a roller coaster with regard to temperatures. The first 10 days of May were unseasonably cool, and then the last few days have been unseasonably warm. Both swings have an effect on your lawn. Cools temps affect weed control Cooler temps make it harder to treat weeds. When temps are cool, weeds don't absorb moisture as readily as when temps are warmer and therefore won't absorb the weed control product we apply. The good news is that temps have increase and weeds will start to trail off. Temporary color fade During the spring, after grass has started actively growing it goes to seed. That means it grows wheat-like sprouts at the top of the leaf blades. These "sprouts" are seeds and it's a natural part the plant's lifecycle. But there is also a side effect to this process. When a grass plant puts forth energy to develop seeds, it loses color temporarily. Your lawn will actually fade for a few days. Again, this is natural and healthy. Just keep mowing as we have recommended and the color will bounce back on its own. Round 3 applications We're in the process of completing our second round of applications and will begin round 3 in the coming days. Round 2 applications included our pre-emergent herbicide to control weeds and a dose of fertilizer to keep your lawn green and happy. Round 3 applications include another dose of fertilizer and broadleaf weed control. As these applications take effect you'll notice a lush, green lawn with fewer weeds.   Questions? Comments? Let us know!