Our industry-leading 7-Step Lawn Fertilization Program includes many benefits and features. Listed below is a more detailed look into each of the program's 7 steps as it applies to our products ant their benefits. The cornerstone of our 7-Step Lawn Fertilization Program is applying our products at key seasonal times to maximize results and reach your goal of greener lawn faster.
Please note that we do not use harsh or restricted-use pesticides in this program. Therefore, our products are safer and enable you to enjoy your lawn more fully. Each time we fertilize, we spray for any visible weeds--as permitted by the weather and as conditions require. Our weed control products help control weeds when the entire 7-step process is followed and in combination with proper watering, mowing, and maintenance.
Early Spring Fertilization
The first application sets the tone for the entire season. Our technicians apply a fertilizer that wakes up your lawn from the cold winter months and helps strengthen and stabilize its root system.
We also apply a pre-emergent crabgrass prevention to help thicken your lawn and push out the growth of crabgrass. At this time, aerating and overseeding the lawn may be recommended to fill in bare spots and prevent the growth of crabgrass.
Late Spring Fertilization
The second application focuses on bringing out that lush, green color as well as ensuring the grass is growing thick and healthy. We accomplish this through the use of a pre-emergent along with targeted weed control.
This is the time you'll be seeing dandelions and other broadleaf weeds in your lawn. The fertilizer we apply will help prevent the weeds from populating your lawn. Our technicians take great care to spot-treat and target any weeds they see.
Insect Guard (Grub Control)
At the beginning of the summer, our attention shifts to the maintenance and control of insects. With this third application, we use a granular product that targets damaging surface and sub-surface turf insects. Grubs, chinch bugs, and webworm are some of the most prevalent pests that negatively affect the health of your lawn.
We use a carefully implemented IPM program that focuses on the prevention, monitoring, and controlling of pests to effectively and safely manage their populations.
During the summer months, our priority is to maintain a healthy green lawn and continue to monitor and treat weeds and insects. In this fourth application, we accomplish this goal by treating the lawn gently and avoiding the use of harsh chemicals that burn the grass.
This is the time of year when we closely inspect the health of your lawn and offer advice about mowing and watering requirements to ensure that, in addition to the products we apply, your lawn is getting the attention it needs to thrive.
As the season progresses into the fall months, leaving the heat of summer behind, we begin to strengthen and methodically prepare your lawn for the colder temperatures to come. Weeds and insects can still be an issue, so we continue to treat and monitor them, as needed in this fifth application.
This is also a great time to grow grass and me might recommend aeration and overseeding to help the overall health of your lawn. Our fall fertilizer treatment is supplemented with granular chelated iron to correct soil deficiencies and give your lawn a richer, deeper color.
Our sixth applications of the season take place at the same time and are crucial for both setting up your lawn to go dormant for the winter and achieving an easier bounce-back in the spring. The winterizer fertilizer is chalk filled with slow-release nitrogen, which establishes hearty root growth and helps the roots dig deeply into the soil during the winter months.
The seventh application, limestone, is essential for soil fertility because it reduces the acidity and greatly increases the nutrient uptake of the root system. We also spot-treat weeds and take all necessary measures to ensure a smooth transition to the following season.