2019 Lawn Program
As the University of Wisconsin recommends, you can have a nearly perfect lawn with three well timed fertilizations & weed controls. A thick stand of turf grass maintained at three inches is the most effective way of preventing erosion and runoff as well as resisting drought and controlling weeds.
- Crabgrass Preventer and Fertilizer – Early spring crabgrass preventer will destroy the germinating seeds of unwanted annuals. Preventing these seeds from establishing while fertilizing the desirable turf will encourage the lawn to fill in.
- OR – If over-seeding is an option, fertilizer without herbicide should be used.
- Broadleaf Control and Fertilizer – A second application containing broadleaf control should be made in later spring. Once last year’s weeds are fully emerged, they will become vulnerable to herbicides. We use both liquid and granular products depending on conditions. If weeds are extensive we will apply a liquid application in May to June. This method minimizes the amounts of chemical herbicides used.
- Fertilizer – When the cooler nights of September and October return, fertilization will thicken the lawn and encourage rooting and winter hardiness. Broadleaf control may also be warranted at this time if weeds are present.
Extra Options that may be needed –
Every season is different and may require something new. Our applicators will be paying close attention to other possible lawn problems such as grubs, fungus or excessive weeds. We offer additional applications if necessary.