The following is our recommended fertilizing schedule. It may vary according to your lawns individual needs and the timing of the activation of your maintenance contract.
Spring – We apply a phosphorus-free organic-based fertilizer plus pre-emergent herbicide. This fertilizer delivers beautiful early spring color and an initial boost to get your lawn going. A pre-emergent herbicide is added to control and suppress many grassy and broadleaf weeds including crabgrass, henbit and chickweed.
Late Spring: To keep your lawn green and healthy, we apply a liquid application of a controlled-release phosphorus-free fertilizer. In addition, a liquid pre-emergent herbicide is added for extended crabgrass control through the summer months. Dandelions? No problem. We’ll knock out dandelions clover and many other broadleaf weeds with this application, too!
Grub Control: Got Grubs? We have this optional service available to combat grubs as well as surface feeding insects.
Summer: Warmer temperatures bring heat and drought stress to your lawn. We’ll beat the heat by applying a phosphorus-free high organic-based fertilizer for extended nutrient release when your lawn needs it most and it has a very low burn potential when the heat is on. Persistent summer weeds like oxalis and spurge will be selectively treated as problems arise.
Fall: Renovate, rejuvenate and recover! We will invigorate your lawn with a healthy dose of organic-based fertilizer (Phosphorus-free, of course!) to promote top growth and a speedy recovery from summer stress and damage. We will selectively treat any remaining weeds at this time. Fall is the best time to aerate and over-seed. This optional service will help bring your lawn back to life.
Late Fall: The most important application of the year. To help avoid winter stress and turf injury, we will apply a high organic-based phosphorus-free fertilizer to your lawn providing the essential nutrients needed and stored by the turf in your lawn to survive the winter months. An added bonus: better fall and winter color and earlier spring green-up!
Winter: A limestone application is made to adjust and maintain the desired soil pH of 6.5-7.0 allowing the essential nutrients we apply throughout the year to be utilized and taken up by the turf in your lawn. Click here for more Information on Lime.