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March-April

Crabgrass prevention with Fertilizer

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April-May

Crabgrass prevention, Weed controls and Fertilizer

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June-July

Grub control & Insect control (FREE) with Fertilizer and Spot weed control

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August-September

Enhanced Lime with Spot weed control

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September-October

Fertilizer with bio solids and Spot weed control

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October-November

Winter Fertilizer with micro-nutrients

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Post-treatment

  • All of our fertilizer is granular and needs water to activate. The fertilizer falls right down to the soil, it will not be a risk for children/dogs and lawn may be used shortly after the application.  The fertilizer won’t even conflict with lawn mowing.

  • Spot weed controls are used with a liquid.  If many weeds are present, allow up to an hour to dry after a treatment.

Tips to Improve Lawn Care:

  • In the summer, under harsh conditions, the benefits of this lawn care program may go unnoticed unless your lawn receives a sufficient amount of water. Most summers, your water bill shouldn’t be astronomical, if you have the correct practices (ask about watering details). Over watering may be worse than no water!

  • It is also important to keep a close eye on the lawn when the heat is on. Often, brown spots are mistaken for drought, when it is really a fungus/disease or insects. When browning is visible, please don’t hesitate! Call Dirt & Turf immediately; we offer FREE service calls. Every time we are at your property, we will put any recommendations on your invoice, but a lot can happen in between each application.

  • Evergreens and oak trees affect soil pH, along with rain, but the fruit of oak trees, acorns, wreak havoc. Acorns will deteriorate lawns when an abundance falls from trees and are not cleared in a timely matter. Not only that, squirrels bury acorns after we seed. In the spring, after you fill in the divots with more seed, the squirrels will then dig that area again to eat the acorns. Oak trees, as well as similar trees with nut-like fruit, can often win a battle with grass, but most trees will not cause harm to grass, if properly maintained.

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  • Watch out for fallen leaves that are wet, wet leaves can smother grass in one week!

  • On average, trees need pruning every 3 years. Branches straight out or angled downward will thin out the grass directly underneath the canopy.

  • Dogs can leave spots during the summer months. These spots are just overly fertilized, which is what urine (urea) consists of. Not many of us have time to water down the first couple spots our best friends tend to go. If possible, give them an attractive spot close to the exit of the house, an effort to steer the dogs off the grass or a particular section. Plants or a fake fire hydrant are just a couple examples.