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8 STEP FERTILIZATION AND WEED CONTROL

VIRGINIA PESTICIDE APPLICATORS LICENSE #151950-C

1. Winter's End Application (January): consists of a pre-emergent that limits the number of those pesky weeds that pop up in March and April.

2. Winter's End Application (February): consists of a seasonal fertilizer to jumpstart your grass growth, a broadleaf weed killer, and pre-emergent crabgrass control.

3. Early Spring Application (April): consists of a seasonal fertilizer to continue your grass growth, a broadleaf weed killer, and pre-emergent crabgrass control.

4. Late Spring Application (May): Slow Release Nitrogen Fertilizer application and a blanket application of broadleaf weed control for weeds that still exist.

5. Summer Application (June): June will consist of a Preventative Grub Control: After a lawn has been infested, grub control is more difficult and expensive. A summer application will prevent the most damaging larval stage of the beetle as it feeds on the grass roots, causing large patches of turf to wilt and die and sometimes destroying entire lawns. The presence of birds and moles digging up the lawn is an indication of a high grub population.

6. Summer Application (July): We will do a lime application to get the soil ready for aeration and seeding in September.

7. Fall Application (October/November): consists of a fall fertilizer to help the new seed to continue to germinate, and your grass to stay green as we approach colder weather.

8. Winterization (December): a seasonal fertilizer designed to develop the root system for winter and give your lawn a faster green-up in the spring.

Other services offered:

Aeration (done in fall): this is one of the best and most fundamental lawn treatments available to stimulate the healthy growth of your lawn. An aerator machine makes finger sized holes in your yard and deposits the plugs on the surface for breakdown. It opens the pores of compacted soils and reduces unhealthy thatch buildup. Compaction and thatch are the primary obstacles that keep nutrients, water, and air from reaching the root structure. It is recommended that aeration be done annually in the fall.

Aeration with Overseeding and Starter Fertilizer (September):  we aerate your entire lawn TWICE instead of once. We don’t recommend doing this during the spring because you will have to skip some important applications. The application that keeps the crabgrass from germinating will keep the grass seed from germinating.  If you skip those applications the new grass seedlings will get choked out by the aggressive crabgrass. 

 

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