Weather conditions in the St. Johns area can swiftly change, monitor weather conditions closely throughout the day.
If you see anyone spraying pesticides in today's conditions please report the activity.
Cloudy. Showers beginning this morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog in onshore winds. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 except gusting to 60 along parts of the coast this afternoon. Temperature steady near 12. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tip of the day!
Here are a few tips to keep your lawn lush and pesticide free:
Healthy grass needs healthy soil, ensure you have 6-8” of topsoil, if not, then top dress your lawn in the spring.
Mow high and leave grass clippings on the lawn. Set your lawnmower to the highest setting, allowing grass to grow longer. Tall, dense grass blocks the sun from getting to weeds and will help kill weed seedlings.
Water infrequently, but water deep. This forces the roots of the grass to grow deeper in search of water. As the soil at the surface becomes dry the weeds get choked and die. Wait until the grass starts to curl before watering. Watering on a schedule will only encourage weed growth.
Use a high quality all natural fertilizer spread lawn fertilizer as early as you can in the spring and lime every fall. Add compost. About one part compost and two parts dirt is what you should be striving for. Better quality soil and more of it will promote grass growing deep roots that will choke out the weeds.
Over-seed each year with a hardy blend of grasses that includes dutch white clover.
Consider installing a bird feeder since birds eat up those pesky bugs.
Current provincial weather regulations:
-Wind must be between 2 and 15 km/hr for ground applications
-Winds must be between 2 and 10km/hr for trees taller than 3meters
-Air Temperature must be below 25oC
-It must not raining nor is rain anticipated over the next 2hour period
-The relative humidity must be above 50%
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