Below are the applications for an entire season, along with the benefits of each one.
For optimum results, consecutive applications are recommended.
We can customize a program to fit your needs and budget.
Balanced fertilizer is applied to stimulate new growth and aid in recovering from winter stress. Weed control is applied as weeds become present. Pre-emergent may will be added at the correct time for annual grasses, such as crabgrass and foxtail.
Dandelions and other existing weeds are controlled at this time. Fertilizer is applied to improve your lawn’s color and density. Pre-emergent will also be included.
Liquid or dry fertilizer helps in preparation for summer stress. Broadleaf weed control will also be applied for existing weeds, such as creeping jenny and thistle. Iron may be included to enhance color.
We continue to care for your lawn by applying liquid or dry fertilizer and weed control, as needed. Iron may also be included. Problems such as insects or disease may arise; your lawn technician will keep you informed.
Fall is a great time to continue controlling existing weeds, like creeping jenny or dandelions. The fertilizer aides in recovery from summer stress and promote root growth.
The balanced fertilizer will help promote root growth and the nutrients important for your lawn’s winter survival. This application will also assist your lawn incoming out of dormancy the following spring.
The removal of cores from the lawn helps relieve compaction and allows air, water, and nutrients to reach the root system more easily. This is recommended annually to maintain a healthy thatch layer.
Gypsum helps break down the clay in the soil. As you know, our area has a lot of clay in the soil. Gypsum can be combined with an aeration to help amend the soil, or can be done in place of aeration for areas which are not able to be done due to hills or rough terrain. Like the aeration, gypsum will help water, air, nutrients to reach the roots of the grass plant to encourage root growth. This application is offered spring and fall. Much like an aeration, this service is recommend at least one time per season. Gypsum should be applied (as a minimum) for three years in a row for most effective results.
The round-up application was designed to control unwanted weeds and grass in rock areas which includes: landscaped areas, gravel driveways, parking lots with weeds in the cracks, and anywhere you have unwanted vegetation growing. We have a trained specialist doing this application who can target unwanted vegetation, weeds and grass, around bushes, flowers, trees and gardens. We start doing this applications in June once the growing season for weeds has slowed down.
In addition to our full program, watering and proper mowing techniques are essential to having a greener, healthier, more weed-free lawn.