Using lawn fertilizer is simply feeding your lawn. Like any living thing, grass needs food for nutrition. Plant nutrition is synthesized from the basic elements in their environment and from photosynthesis. Plant nutrients are either derived from the soil or added in the form of fertilizer.
We provide up to 3 applications of our seasonally formulated, top quality product over the lawn growing season (Spring, Summer and Fall). Make no mistake, this stuff works. It is formulated to take an average grass lawn to a lush, thick green carpet. If you have decent top soil, regular mowing, and adequate water (rainfall or sprinkler), this fertilizer will do the rest.
A thick lawn, maintained at between 2 ½ and 4½ inches, will also assist greatly with controlling weeds by blocking sunlight from reaching the ever-present weed seeds on your lawn and preventing germination.
NOTE: A healthy lawn, with appropriate fertilizer and water, will grow from a cut length
of 3 inches to a length of 4 ½ - 5 inches in 4 days, and will be ready for its next cut.
When you buy fertilizer, you'll see three numbers on the label. These numbers show the percentage of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium, respectively, which are the primary nutrients needed to feed your lawn.
- essential for growth of foliage, produces lush green blades
- stimulates root growth and hastens the maturity of plants.
- gives vigor to tolerate changing weather conditions and promotes strong stems.
Early Spring (April-May 25-5-10)
In the spring the roots begin growing before the leaf blades do. A feeding now will also green-up the lawn after being dormant over the winter.
Summer (June-July 24-0-6)
Prior to the onset of the hot summer months, one more application is recommended. A fertilizer with a slow release nitrogen source is recommended at this time.
Important Note: Do not apply fertilizer during periods of heat stress. If limited or no watering is available then reduce fertilization by the same percentage your water is reduced.
Fall (October-November 8-4-20)
This application is actually the most important one throughout the year. This feeding will also help get your lawn off to a fast start in the following spring.
This service provides grass seed spread over your lawn area. Our over-seeding program is intended to replace ONLY the grass lost on an annual basis due to insects, pets, weather conditions, soil conditions, watering procedures, etc. It provided only 1 lb of grass seed per 1,000 square feet of lawn area.
For an over-seeding program intended to improve a thin lawn, we would recommend a minimum of 5 lb of seed per 1,000 sq-ft.
The best time to over-seed is following a lawn scaring, lawn de-thatching, or at least a grass cut, so the seed can start off being closer to the ground.
In 2017, for the first time we offered HYDRO-SEEDING. Our first customer for this service had a front lawn of weeds, moss and dirt. In 2 months, he had a lush green lawn! This service may certainly be appropriate in some conditions.
Top-dress & lawn repair:
This service provides a layer of top soil and/or peat moss mix over a selected area of your lawn along with some top quality grass seed.
If appropriate, we also offer HYDRO-SEEDING, and have seen absolutely great results for this lawn repair method.
Lawn fungus control:
Some lawns have areas of thin turf cover or dry (dead) grass. Quite often these areas of poor quality turf may be caused by a fungus in the ground. Common names for some of these lawn fungi are “fairy rings”, “brown patch” or “dollar spot”. These types of lawn fungi tend to get larger each year. Call us for help.
Fall leaf mulch:
This service uses mowers to mulch the leaves on your lawn, providing some additional benefits as a fertilizer as the leaves decompose over winter.