1st: Early Spring Application
This application is a must. Annual grasses, including crabgrass, can only be controlled by preventing their germination. Our experts use liquid or a combination of granular fertilization and liquid during the application process. Besides fertilization, these materials carry a pre-emergent to control the germination of crabgrass seeds and other annual grasses, plus early broadleaf weed control.
2nd: Late Spring Application
Our experts use liquid or a combination of granular fertilization and liquid. This application plays a major part in killing broadleaf weeds in the spring. Keep in mind that weeds must be actively growing and visible to be controlled. If you are concerned about weeds, this application provides control in the months of May and June. Applications after mid-June may also receive an insecticide depending on weather conditions.
3rd: Summer Application
Insects start to come out to play in June and stay a problem for the rest of the summer months. Surface feeding insects like chinch bugs, sod webworms, and billbugs can destroy your lawn if not dealt with properly. For this problem, our experts will use a granular application, including fertilizer and insecticide. This application must be watered into the top inch of the soil to be effective. If weeds are not present, a spot weed control is sprayed. However, controlling weeds in the summer heat is not highly effective.
4th: Fall Application
Our experts use liquid or a combination of granular fertilization and liquid weed control. Weed growth increases with cooler temperatures, so fall provides an excellent time to control them.
In late fall, a granular fertilizer is applied. The grass stores this fertilizer in its roots for use in the spring months. This helps the plant resist disease and stress brought on by the winter months.