LAWN and TREE/SHRUB CARE
Maintaining a beautiful lawn and landscape requires an exceptional effort. The grass, trees, and shrubs we choose to place in our landscapes are not the same ones nature might choose to place there. The fact is; our landscapes are in a constant battle with nature. Insects, disease, and weeds…all miraculously designed to eliminate and replace the plants we deem desirable.
In 2011 nature added the additional challenge of extreme heat and humidity. The result…widespread fungal diseases impacted landscapes with levels of damage seldom witnessed before. Large patch lawn disease scarred lawns throughout the region. The disease is difficult to control and will most likely continue to be a concern in 2012.
The challenge for 2012 is to help our landscapes recover from damages that occurred in 2011. Our annual care program will provide the balanced nutrition necessary to stimulate healthy new growth. Post-emergent herbicides will kill existing weeds. Pre-emergent herbicides will help prevent other weeds from germinating. Each element is applied on a timetable that best fits the seasonal needs of your landscape.
Our recommended program consists of seven lawn and/or seven tree and shrub application visits.
Application One- (January 01 - February 28)
It may be cold outside, but the battle has already begun. Pre-emergent herbicides re necessary to provent germination of crabgrass and numerous other weeds. Post emergent spot treating of existing winter weeds will help free your lawn from competition during initial green-up. Shrubsand trees will need dormant oil to smother over-wintering insects and funicides to prevent mildews and other disease.
Application Two- (March 01 - April 15)
Landscapes are starting to wake up and green up. Additional pre-emergent herbicides will help insure hard to kill weeds never germinate. Early spring insects will need to be eradicated. Some lawns and most shrus might benefit from a light fertilizer application. This is a great time to aerate your lawn. Our rates are very competitive for this service.
Application Three- (April 16 - May 31)
Your lawn, trees and shrubs are hungry; insects are hungry, and weeds are hitting their stride. A post-emergent herbicide will need to be applied to the entire lawn. A balanced fertilizer application will insure a greener landscape. Insects will be suppressed and close attention paid to any signs of disease development.
Application Four- (June 01 - July 31)
Things are growing well now, but summers's heat is stressing your landscape. The battle with nature is in earnest. A balanced fertilizer, insect control, and weed control is essential to improving your landscape.
Application Five- (August 01 - September 15)
Insects can be a real problem and their populations will be reduced. Stressed plants will benefit from a balanced fertilizer. Hard to control weeds will be addressed with specific post-emergent herbicides.
Application Six- (September 16 - October 31)
As temperatures moderate more effective options for post-emergent weed control become available. Pre-emergent herbicides can be applied. Fall insects will need to be controlled.
Application Seven- (November 1 - December 31)
Many plants are going dormant, but this critical round application provides many benefits for yhour landscape during the winter and upcoming spring. A pre-emergent herbicide will help to prevent germination of stubborn winter weeds. Dormant oil is applied to trees and shrubs to smother winter residing insects.
Each round application supplements and supports the remaining rounds of our program. Fertility, insect control and weed control is most beneficial when applied incrementally at regular intervals of time; much the same way we benefit from taking an annual supply of prescription medication in many small doses. Success depends in a large part in having a professionally trained technician view your lawn and address issues in a timely manner to moderate damage and encourage growth.