An established lawn requires minimal maintenance to retain its beautiful appearance. We offer both a 3-Step and a 4-Step Program to find the option that best fits your needs.
To design your most effective lawn maintenance program, we highly recommend a soil sample test. Your results will help us to suggest a personalized schedule to get your lawn on track. Once your lawn looks the way you like it, maintain the look using these suggested applications each year. For suggested spreader settings click here: Spreader Settings & Use.
13-13-13 (Triple 13): Great starter fertilizer for new lawns or to quickly green-up a mature yard. Works well on any lawn.
22-0-5 w/ Dimension: Slow-release fertilizer (3 months) with pre-emergent, crabgrass control. Do not apply to newly seeded areas.
32-0-5 w/ Dimension + Acelepryn: Slow-release fertilizer (4 months) with pre-emergent, crabgrass control and pre-emergent insect control. Do not apply to newly seeded areas. Labeled by as EPA “Low Risk Insecticide” for pollinator species and earthworms.
22-0-4 w/ Merit: Fertilizer w/ insect control. Apply before grubs and mole crickets hatch. Water within 24 hours. Do not mow until granules are watered in. Use anytime June through mid-August. Children and pets may re-enter after the treated area has been watered in and allowed to dry. For bluegrass billbug prevention apply in March or April.
22-0-8 w/ Q3: Fertilizer with perennial broadleaf and annual weed grass control. Use in fall. Apply to a wet lawn (early morning when still dewey or frosty), and no rain is predicted for 24 hours. Do not mow or irrigate for 24 hours.
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AS NEEDED APPLICATIONS
Following the 4-Step program above should keep you from having to react to problems in your yard very often. However, even the most well kept yards may need a quick “pick-me-up” application from time to time. Here is a list of other products worth considering:
Gypsum: An environmentally friendly soil conditioner that makes nutrients more readily available to the root system. Turns heavy clay-like soil into an open porous structure (relieving compaction) that allows for an early spring green-up and for more nutrients to be released to the plants throughout the year. Gypsum also aids in the repair of yellow spots in dog damaged lawns and winter salt damage.
Lime: A soil conditioner and source of calcium and magnesium. Lime is a pH adjuster that raises the pH of soil. Only apply lime if you have determined your soil pH with a soil sample.
Dylox: Controls white grubs*, sod webworms and cutworms. Water thoroughly within 24 hours after applying. Do not mow until granules are watered in. Starts working within 24 hours. Degrades quickly - does not linger.
*A few grubs in your yard is not an infestation. The general rule with grub control is that you need to treat your yard if you have more than 10 grubs per square foot.