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Fertilizer & Weed Control

Creating a successful lawn application program  involves several steps to ensure a  lush, healthy, green grass. Here's a 7-step plan that is the core to all our programs:

 

**Assessment and Soil Test:**

   We begin by assessing the current condition of the lawn. We look for issues such as bare patches, weeds, pests, and soil compaction. We conduct a soil test to determine its pH level and nutrient composition. This will guide the fertilizer application and any necessary soil amendments.

 

1. **Early Spring**

   We will apply a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent the germination of crabgrass & weed seeds. This helps in controlling weeds before they become established. Also, we will apply a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer to promote healthy growth as the grass starts to green up.

 

2. **Late Spring**

   We will apply a balanced fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for robust growth during the active growing season. Additionally, we will address any broadleaf weeds that may have emerged with a targeted post-emergent herbicide application.

 

3. **Summer**

   We will apply a balanced fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for stressful summer months. We will apply a spot treatment for any persistent weeds.

 

4. **Grub Control/Preventative**

   We focus on controlling pests such as grubs, chinch bugs, sod webworm & more. These insects can cause significant damage to the lawn. We will apply a targeted insecticide for season long control.

 

5. **Late Summer**

   We will apply a nutrient rich fertilizer to encourage plant health coming out of the stressful summer months. Aeration and seeding should be done at this time to address  any thin or bare areas, promoting thick, healthy turf. We will apply a spot treatment for any persistent weeds.

 

6. **Fall**

   We will apply a winterizing fertilizer with a higher potassium content to help the grass withstand cold temperatures and prepare for dormancy. We will apply a spot treatment for any persistent weeds.

7. **Fall**

   We will apply a lime application. Available nutrients can get locked up in the soil.  Lime helps to unlock these nutrients, making them more accessible for grass roots to absorb. This leads to improved nutrient uptake and utilization by the grass, resulting in greener, lusher turf.

 

Throughout the year, it's essential to monitor the lawn's progress and adjust the application program as needed, based on weather conditions, pest activity, and the lawn's response to treatments. Regular mowing, watering, and proper cultural practices also play a vital role in maintaining a healthy lawn.

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