To keep your lawn green, growing and looking its best, a consistent program of fertilization is essential. Regular fertilization will lead to a thicker, healthier lawn that reduces erosion, filters pollutants, provides natural cooling and cleans the air. Plus, your lawn will be less likely to suffer from weed, insect and disease problems when it’s fertilized on a regular basis. And perhaps best of all, your lawn will need less water when it gets the nutrients it needs throughout the year.
WHAT’S IN A FERTILIZER, ANYWAY?
HOW DO LAWNS USE FERTILIZER?
Based on our local history, we know the best fertilizer for your particular needs, and we can apply it in the right amounts at the right times of the year to ensure beautiful, healthy growth. Call us today for more information on our fertilization programs.
You should also be sure not to cut your lawn too short. Such “scalping” leads to grass thinning, making it easier for crabgrass to flourish. For the same reason, don’t get too aggressive with your string trimmer or blade edger.
Healthy, dense turf chokes out crabgrass, so the best defense against these unwanted plants is to combine our treatments with good mowing and watering practices to promote vigorous growth.
Even the most beautiful lawn is likely to have weeds appear at some point. Keeping a lawn “weed free” takes more than just having a couple of herbicide treatments each year. Nature finds ways to make sure something starts growing in any lawn that has become too thin. Bare patches of soil quickly fill up with broadleaf and grassy weeds of all sorts. That’s why a healthy, thick strand of grass is the very best weed prevention there is.
Below are a few facts you should know in winning your war with lawn weeds.
ALL ABOUT WEEDS
The two basic kinds of weeds in most lawns are broadleaf and grasses. Dandelions and clover are broadleaf weeds, while crabgrass is a grassy type. There are also perennial and annual weeds with very different life cycles. Summer weeds have a thick, waxy coat that makes them the toughest to control. We have specialized approaches for controlling the various types of weeds common to lawns.
MOW HIGH WATER
Regular fertilization is the best way to produce a healthy, thick strand of grass that can fight off invading weeds. Working together, we can keep your lawn beautiful and healthy while keeping most of the weeds out. Please give us a call with any questions you may have about weeds or and other lawn concerns.