Hold off on fertilizer, crabgrass prevention

HASTINGS, Neb (KSNB) - Trying to get ahead of crabgrass growing on the yard may have some homeowners getting anxious to apply crabgrass prevention. But, wait a little longer. That's the advice of UNL Extension Specialist Ron Seymour from Adams County.

"It's way too early for that," said Seymour while appearing on Local4 News at 11:30.

Seymour recommends waiting until the soil temperature in the top two-inches of soil is 55 to 60-degrees for four days in a row.

Seymour also wants people to know of a Monday night seminar for gardening tips. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Adams County Office Building, 300 North St. Joseph Avenue in Hastings. Elizabeth Killinger will teach all things needed to get your garden growing.

Experienced and first-time gardeners are welcome. They do ask that you call their office at (402) 461-7209 to let them know you are coming.