Organic Fertilizer, Weed Control, Lawn Maintenance, Hydroseeding and more!
The basic elements of good lawn care are: proper watering, mowing, fertilization, core aeration, soil management, disease and pest control. Any lawn care program depends on the homeowner’s cooperation for optimum success. Proper mowing, watering, and observation are good practices and the responsibility of the homeowner. We can work together as a team to keep your lawn healthy and looking good. Our organic lawn care program is designed to provide the turf with necessary nutrient requirements to sustain a proper turf stand as outlined in our climate and soil conditions by Michigan State University.
Our Organic Lawn Care Services:
Your lawn receives at least five in-season feedings throughout the year. Each feeding uses only professional, timed-release fertilizers that are formulated for the specific needs of your lawn at the time of application.
Broadleaf Weed Control
In mid-spring, we treat for dandelions and more than 50 other common lawn weeds. Then we watch for any new invaders throughout the year, and we eliminate them at no extra charge.
Crabgrass & Annual Weed Prevention
One or more applications are made in early spring to prevent crabgrass and/or controllable annual weeds from invading the lawn throughout the season.
We provide season-long protection against damaging lawn grubs. An unprotected lawn can be wiped out completely before the homeowner even knows they are there.
We eradicate summer lawn-damaging insects, such as sod webworms and chinchbugs.
Late Fall Feeding
A special late fall feeding known as “winterizing” in northern markets is designed to carry the gains made this year into next spring. That’s how great lawns are made—by compounding the improvement from one season to the next.
With this procedure, we remove small plugs of soil throughout your lawn to improve the flow of air, water, and fertilizer into the root zone of the lawn. This remedies “root choking” compacted soil problems. It is also effective in reducing the build-up of thatch and disease in the lawn.
If disease threatens your lawn, we use organic disease control to stop the spread of almost any disease.
Your lawn is inspected, and its needs determined, before the first treatment is made. Thereafter, each treatment is recorded, and the lawn is continuously monitored to insure that it is progressing on schedule. If a problem develops between inspections, you can phone our customer hotline “(800) 404-3033” and a Lawn Specialist will be dispatched to your home to take care of the problem.
Free Service Calls
When you sign up for our Complete Care Service, should you have any questions about the conditions of your lawn, call us and we will dispatch our trained expert to your home—at no charge to you.
Our Michigan Annual 6-application Organic Lawn Care Program:
1. Early Spring
Dry granular fertilizer to wake up turf and Dimension Pre-Emergent crabgrass control, to prevent crabgrass germination, which typically will show in the turf stand in June or July. Round 1 applied in March to April.
2. Late Spring
Dry granular fertilizer and three-way systemic broadleaf weed control to eliminate all broadleaf weeds. Weed control cannot be applied until all weeds are up and to adult stage. Once there is sufficient foliage and the weed control is applied, it is absorbed into the plant tissue and eliminates the weeds, root and all. Dry granular weed control is the best form of weed control. Round 2 applied in May to early June.
3. Early Summer
Round 3 typically consists of all mineral fertilizers with 20-50% slow release encapsulation to help regulate the growth of turf and spot treatment of weeds during the start of the hot season. Our early-summer blend also contains iron for deep green color without causing excessive growth. Round 3 applied in July.
4. Late Summer
Round 4 typically consists of spot treatments and all mineral fertilizers with 20-50% slow release encapsulation to help regulate the growth of turf during the remainder of the hot season. Our late-summer blend also contains iron for deep green color without causing excessive growth. Round 4 applied in August.
5. Early Fall
Dry granular fertilizer and three-way systemic broadleaf weed control to eliminate newly germinated weeds from summer stress. Round 5 applied in September or once cooler and rainier weather returns.
6. Late Fall
Dry granular winterizing fertilizer, which helps provide lawn with nutrients through dormant winter months, and helps to wake up lawn quicker in the spring. Round 6 applied in October.
However, when a client’s budget requires a more cost-effective program the following guidelines will be followed:
- If a client chooses only a five-application program then Round 4 can be eliminated.
- If a client chooses only a four-application program then Rounds 4 and 6 will be eliminated leaving them with Rounds 1,2,3,5.
- Important! Please let us know in advance if you plan to do any seeding this spring. We will need to omit the pre-emergent treatment to allow your seed to germinate.
- We care about the environment and have created our Environmentally Conscious Program. In our 6-application program, 1 or 2 treatments will contain a herbicide for weeds. The 4 other treatments are done in a dry granular form and contain no herbicides. We are currently researching a food grade material which may replace conventional herbicides.
Additional Organic Services to Enhance and Protect your Turf
A single treatment that can be applied to target sod webworms, chinch bugs, billbugs, or any other turf feeding insects that may be feeding in your lawn at the time of application.
Spring Grub Control:
A single treatment done in spring that will eliminate current adult grubs and prevent further turf damage.
Fall Grub Preventative:
A single treatment done in summer to prevent grub damage during their fall feeding cycle.
2-Step Grub Control Program:
Include both the Spring Grub Curative and the Fall Grub Preventative. This will protect your lawn from grubs for one entire growing season. With the 2-step program, if grubs attack your lawn again we will re-treat your lawn at NO cost to you!
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For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-404-3033