Our Healthy Lawn Program will provide your lawn with the nutrients it needs throughout the growing season of March –November consisting of 8 timely applications. It will also help prevent crabgrass and control other weeds during that time. Our Healthy Lawn Program in conjunction with proper mow heights, watering, and aeration and over seeding in the fall will provide you with a thick healthy lawn.
This application consists of slow-release fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass control. If weather allows, this app is applied as early as the first week of March through mid-April…again, pending weather. Also, pending average temperatures, broadleaf weed control will be applied. Temperatures below 50-55 consistently may negatively affect weed control rendering it useless. At this time, we are generally treating weeds such as, Bittercress, Henbit and Dandelions. Typical timing of application is early March through mid-April. **If a customer does not get this application applied because of skipping or signing up late, we will be unable to guarantee the prevention of crabgrass. **
Late Spring Treatment
This application consists of slow-release fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass control and broadleaf weed control. Broadleaf weeds at this time are like the first application but will also include clover, chickweed among other broadleaf weeds. Some weeds seen during the first application may have died off naturally or controlled with the first app. Typical timing of application is mid-April through early June (usually 30-40 days following first treatment of the program).
This application consists of slow-release fertilizer and broadleaf weed control. The fertilizer consists of less Nitrogen and added Potassium to help grass’ roots withstand the upcoming stresses of summer heat and drought (lack of sufficient rainfall). Typical timing of application is early June through late July (usually 30-40 days following first treatment of the program). This application may also include grassy weed control pending timing of treatment. **Grub/Insect control applications will be applied with this treatment. Customers without the ‘summer treatment’ will usually be applied when most convenient for us as a service provider generally no later than mid-August. **
Grub/Surface Insect Control Treatment
This application is applied to prevent Grubs from rising to the surface and feeding on the grass’ root system. Grubs will not actively feed until very late August through early October with the height of the Grub season falling somewhere in mid-September. Typical timing of application is mostly dependent upon ‘summer treatment’ application.
Late Summer Treatment
This application consists of slow-release fertilizer and grassy/broadleaf weed control. The fertilizer is very similar in nature to the ‘summer treatment’ where is it geared to provide nutrients without over feeding grass that is usually stressed by this time of season from drought, heat, fungus and excessive mowing. (usually 30-40 days following first treatment of the program).
Early Fall Treatment
This application consists of slow-release fertilizer and broadleaf weed control. This is one of the most important applications of the season as September is the time where lawns are being seeded and need to be nourished properly. Also, September is a great time for cool-season grasses to recover from harsh summer conditions. Applying fertilizer will aid in the recovery process especially if a customer is deciding to pass on seeding. Typical timing of application is late August through early October.
Late Fall Treatment
This application consists of slow-release, winterizing fertilizer and broadleaf weed control (pending temperatures). As stated with the ‘early spring treatment’, temperatures may be too cold for us to effectively control weeds. If this is the case, only a winterizing fertilizer will be applied.
Lime is applied during the mid-late Fall. Lime is used to regulate pH balances within the soil. Lime can be applied after December 1 within the boundaries of the Fertilizer Law.
“Got a prompt accurate quote, all details concerning pricing and treatment applications were expertly explained. Their program looks to me as a good value. My first treatment went exactly as they said it would. The tech was very professional.”
– Frank Allen
“After using the larger companies I got fed up with the lousy customer service and made the switch. Customs customer service is among the best out there and my lawn has never looked better.”
– Steve Cunningham
“Landscaping and recommend the company whenever asked. I think their work ethic, customer service, customer communication, etc. are excellent. I have a single point of contact for each area of servicing, I love that I can call or email or use their online system for communication. “
Please follow our written instructions and remain off the treated lawn until the lawn is dry, or as an extra precaution wait 24 hours. With the sun and wind, the material dries relatively fast but waiting as long as possible is best. Watering the treatment in is a good way to make sure the topical products used are watered into the soil and less exposed. However, make sure they water the application in once the treatment has been down for over 8 hours (or the next morning). Do not water right away as it can negatively affect the application.
When you use the Healthy Lawn Program, you are hiring lawn health experts that not only diagnose the problems in your lawn but can also recommend the best way to fix it. At Healthy Lawn, we take pride in using the best products on the market to get the best results. While products from the store do a good job, professional grade products work better and usually we can apply our products for a similar price as what you’d pay at the store. Best of all, you get our know-how.
Lawns require fertilizer to maintain health and vigor. The key is applying the correct fertilizer at the right time. A well-fertilized lawn will make your lawn healthier and thicker, which will help fight against weeds, drought, and disease. A slow-release nitrogen should be used to prevent excessive upper growth, as the roots are the key to any plant’s survival. The healthier the plant, the better, and fertilizer is a critical component to having a beautiful lawn.
Weeds compete with grass for space, water, nutrients, and light. They can be very aggressive and take over a lawn quickly if not kept in check. Proper mowing, watering, and fertilization helps control weeds more than anything; a thick lawn has a better chance to choke out weeds. Unfortunately, there are no preventative broadleaf weed products on the market, so we have to stay on them as they come up throughout the season (spring through fall).
The first application of the season is typically applied somewhere between March 1st and April 20th depending on the weather and is meant for Crabgrass and other annual grassy weeds. It’s too cold to spray for broadleaf weeds during the first application. We apply a blanket weed control application on the second application in the spring, and then again on the third application in the fall.
A treated lawn generally needs 1-1-1/2” of irrigation or rainfall per week. Different times of the growing season require different watering times and durations. To start the season, a lawn should be watered every other day for 20 minutes per zone in the spring when the day time temperatures are consistently averaging 65-70 degrees. For every 5 degree increase in average day temperatures, watering should be increased by 5 minutes per zone, per watering cycle. By the time temps are averaging 90 degrees, the lawn should be receiving approximately 40-45 minutes per zone (area of lawn covered) every other day. Soil types and current extreme weather patterns will play a vital part of proper watering and sometimes a site evaluation will be needed to determine proper watering during the season. For example, when dealing with a heat wave of 90+ temps for 3 consecutive days or more, the lawn should see daily watering (and less activity such as mowing, excessive traffic, parties, etc.)
My neighbor uses another lawn care company and they have already had their lawn treated. Did you forget about me? ▼ We get this call a lot in the early spring. Custom makes the best decision for your lawn and pays close attention to the weather. The larger national companies start as early as they can, sometimes even in mid to late February. We usually start in early to mid-March when the weather conditions are good, and the product will work best on your lawn.
All lawns have their own personalities. You may be dealing with different soil types, shade versus full sun, or different grass types, etc. The layout of your lot (shade vs full sun) and soil types usually play the biggest role in lawn health. Different grass types can also be vital to a lawn’s health as some grasses are planted in the wrong area (for example, shade-loving grass types planted in full sun).
Core aeration is one of the best things that can be done for your lawn. Core Aeration removes soil cores and reduces compaction and thatch build-up. This also allows for better air, water, and nutrient flow to the root system. When removing the soil core, grass roots have room to establish and thicken, thus creating a healthier root; a healthier lawn. Seeding (overseeding) with core aeration is a good service to help repair a slightly damaged lawn or simply to maintain density and introduce new and improved grass types.
Grubs and insects are usually in our lawns every year. Weather conditions and population of the pests are what determines the amount of damage. We view grub and insect control as insurance on your lawn (investment). Just like any other insurance, you hope you don’t need to use it. But, it’s there if you do. Typically, the cost to repair a lawn is more than the prevention cost.