6-STEP LAWN CARE PROGRAM
Delivers proper nutrient levels for maximum turf health while keeping weeds to a minimum*.
STEP 1 CRABGRASS CONTROL & EARLY SPRING FERTILIZER
March - April - May Step-1 focuses on controlling the germination of Crabgrass later in the spring. Fertilization is light; just enough to encourage the turf to green-up.
STEP 2 SPRING BROADLEAF WEED CONTROL & FERTILIZER
May - June Step-2 is all about control of dandelions, clover and other unwanted broadleaf weeds. Your turf is growing rapidly at this time, so fertilization is focused on root development and providing nutrients throughout this sustained growth period.
STEP 3 SURFACE INSECTICIDE, WEED CONTROL & FERTILIZER
June - July Control of damaging insects, weed control and slow release fertilizer
STEP 4 SLOW RELEASE SUMMER FERTILIZER & WEED SPOT SPRAY
July - August - September Step-4 continues to feed summer stressed lawns. Weeds are spot sprayed.
STEP 5 FALL BROADLEAF WEED CONTROL & FERTILIZER
September - October Step-5 offers control of fall broadleaf weeds. As temperatures begin to cool, your turf enters its second sustained growth period making fertilzation essential for deep green fall lawns.
STEP 6 LATE FALL FERTILIZATION
November - December Step-6 provides nutrients essential for winter root health. While the top, visble portion of your lawn goes dormant over winter, the root system is actively storing up food reserves to combat winter stress and prepare for early spring green-up.
ADDITIONAL LAWN SERVICES
May - July White Grubs feed on your turf’s root system underground, and high populations can cause severe turf damage. This treatment, applied one time each year prevents such damage from occurring.
FALL CORE AERATION
October/November Perhaps the best treatment for the longterm health of your lawn. Regular aeration encourages deep, healthy roots, by pulling cores from the soil which permit water, nutrients and oxygen to reach the root system. Core aeration also breaks down thatch build-up and is beneficial to the recovery of disease prone lawns. Performing this service every other year is highly recommended.
WILD VIOLET CONTROL
This hard to control weed may need treatment beyond our 6-Step Lawn Program. This plant is resistant to herbicide due to its waxy leaf covering and its vine-like root system aggressively spreads the weed through the lawn. If you are concerned with keeping this weed minimized, we recommend 2 additional herbicide spot treatments to affected areas; once in the spring and again in the fall.
YELLOW NUTSEDGE CONTROL
Yellow Nutsedge is identified by fast growing, light green ‘spikey’ blades with a triangular shapred stem. Because Yellow Nutsedge is a sedge and not a broadleaf weed, our lawn care program will not control the spread of this plant. A specific herbicide must be applied to affected areas once in the spring and again in the fall.
Late Spring or Early Fall Our overseeding service includes a double-pass core aeration, premium TTTF seed & starter fertilizer.
Long periods of humid conditions are favorable for turf diseases. While we can't cure the disease in your lawn we can provide fungicide treatments to slow or stop the spread. We also recommend core aeration and adding new seed varieties that are less susceptible to disease.