6 Step Fertilization Program

Just as grass needs water to grow, it needs proper nutrients in the soil to grow well. That's where our chemical program comes in. Our program includes every treatment necessary for your lawn to develop into a beautiful yard. No matter what type of grass you have, we can make your lawn look great. 

Step 1

Mid March - April Fertilization - Pre-emergent Crabgrass Control

 

Fertilize your lawn properly, and you’ll be on your way to a healthy, dense stand of turf that maintains a deep green color and gives weeds a run for their money. Nitrogen is every lawn’s most important ingredient, and each type of grass demands different amounts to display peak growth and performance.

 

The best weapon you have against this annual weed is crabgrass pre-emergence herbicide. You apply this product in the spring before the crabgrass seed sprouts. This granular herbicide works by creating a chemical barrier at the surface of the soil. As the seeds begin germination, they take in the herbicide and die.

Step 2

May (weather permitting) Fertilization - Broadleaf Weed Killer

Pre-Emregent Crabgrass Control as needed

 

If your lawn is full of broadleaf weeds, treat them with a broadcast weed killer. If given a bare spot or an area where the grass is thin or weak, they’ll try to take over. This is especially true of broadleaf weeds, which, once established, can quickly spread and damage the appearance of your lawn. Weed control, specifically broadleaf weed control, can be an important component of your lawn care program.

**Optional Treatment

June - Fungus and Lawn Disease Preventer

There are many types of lawn fungus that can pose a threat to your lawn. Cool or warm temperatures, over- or under-fertilization, unbalanced fertilization and certain watering habits all can contribute to the onset of a lawn fungus or lawn disease.
 

Step 3

July - Fertilization - Spot Weed Control as needed

 

  • Grassy Weeds: These weeds thrive under the same conditions as your lawn’s grass. They include weeds like crabgrass, goose grass, and yellow foxtail.

  • Broadleaf Weeds: Broadleaf weeds are easier to treat, have wider leaves, and often flower. They include thistles, dandelions, wild violets, and clovers.

  • Warm-Season Weeds: These weeds thrive during warm summer months.

  • Cool-Season Weeds: Cool-season weeds are most widespread in the spring and fall.

  • Annual Weeds: Annual weeds die off naturally at the end of their yearly growing cycle, but can sprout 4-5 times before that happens.

  • Perennial Weeds: These pesky weeds come back year after year until treated or removed.

**Optional Treatment

August - Fungus and Lawn Disease Preventer

There are many types of lawn fungus that can pose a threat to your lawn. Cool or warm temperatures, over- or under-fertilization, unbalanced fertilization and certain watering habits all can contribute to the onset of a lawn fungus or lawn disease.
 

Step 4

September - Fertilization - Insect and Grub Control

 

If you have problems with beetles, such as Japanese beetles in the early summer, and dead patches of grass appear in your lawn in late summer, you could have grubs. Grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, June beetles, and chafers, among others. These C-shaped creatures feast on the roots of grass and plants.

Step 5

October - Fertilization (Winterizer)

 

A winterizer is a LATE FALL fertilizing designed to help lawns store more food for winter survival, and to encourage thick and rapid growth and rooting in the spring.  A lawn winterizer is NOT meant to encourage fall growth of grass.

Step 6

November- Pelletized Lime

 

Lime is an excellent soil amendment for applications looking to correct an unbalanced pH and promote nutrient absorption.

The benefits of applying a lime soil amendment are a result of lime’s ability to correct soil acidity. Lime applications neutralize the acidity of the soil, allowing plants to absorb previously locked up nutrients. Consequently, a better soil environment is created, allowing plants to yield optimal results.