Lawn Care Program

LAWN CARE PROGRAM

Round 1 (March-April)

  • Crabgrass pre+post-emergent/fertilizer

Round 2 (April-May)

  • Crabgrass pre+post-emergent/fertilizer w/ MESA
  • Weed controls
Grub Control

Grubs

Round 3 (June-July)

  • Grub control (FREE) & insect control w/ fertilizer
  • Spot weed control

Round 4 (August-September)

  • Fertilizer w/ bio solids
  • Spot weed control

Round 5 (September-October)

  • Lime w/ amino acids/proteins/organic matter/micro-nutrients
  • Spot weed control

Round 6 (October-November)

  • Winter Fertilizer w/ micro-nutrients

Post-treatment

  • All of our fertilizer is granular and needs water to activate. The fertilizer falls right down to the soil, so it is safe for children/dogs to use the lawn immediately after the application and the fertilizer won’t conflict with lawn mowing. 
  • Spraying of weeds will dry by the time we leave. No wait time is needed after our 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 for you to keep a close eye on your lawn when the heat is on.  Often brown spots are mistaken for drought, when it is really a fungus/disease or insects.  When you see browning, 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, but the fruit of oak trees, acorns, wreak havoc.  Acorns deteriorate lawns when in abundance and 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.  Most trees will not cause harm to grass, if properly maintained.  Oak trees, as well as similar trees with nut-like fruit, can often win a battle with grass.
  • 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 summer months.  These spots are just overly fertilized in hot weather.  Not many of us have time to water down the 1st couple spots our best friends go to.  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, a fake fire hydrant, are just a couple examples.