Call Now To Get Started! (618) 281-2252

Call Now To Get Started!
(618) 281-2252

Lawn Care Tips:

  • Watering can bring your lawn out of dormancy, however, if not done right, it can cause more damage. If you choose to water, do so very early in the morning before the sun and wind become stronger and more direct.
  • Watering less frequently and deep (high water volume) is better than frequently and shallow (low water volume). If you step on your grass and the blades don’t spring back up, your grass needs watering.
  • Raising the mower deck to three inches by checking the grass height with a ruler versus going by the mower gauge will help make a less stressful microclimate in your lawn. This keeps the grass healthier by creating cooler soil temperatures and less evaporation of crucial water due to the increased shading of the soil. Higher mowing also allows your grass to concentrate on a deeper root system rather than trying to replace the grass blades that have been cut off quickly.
  • Another tip for mowing is the 1/3 rule; never cut off more than 1/3 of the new growth at a time. You want to avoid cutting more than a third due to the increased stress put on the grass.
  • Changing the direction of mowing will provide a more even cut. Grass blades will grow more erect and less likely to develop into a set pattern. Homeowners should expect to sharpen their mower blades several times during the mowing season, or if you let us mow your lawn, we sharpen the blades on our primary mowers daily.

Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Program

Our program is completed in six steps throughout the year, with the option of controlling nutsedge as a seventh step.

  • Step 1:

    Weed preventer with slow-release fertilizer plus spot spray for broadleaf weeds
    This is your crabgrass and weed preventer with a slow released fertilizer that lasts 3-5 months depending on precipitation. We apply this around mid-March.

  • Step 2:

    Liquid broadleaf weed control plus a boost of pre-emergent
    This will kill clover, dandelions, and other broadleaf weeds and give a boost to the pre-emergent. We apply this in mid to late April before they mature into hard to control weeds.

  • Step 3:

    Application of insecticide plus spot spray broadleaf weeds
    This will control grubs and many other turf insects and is applied between late-May and mid-June.

  • Step 4:

    Liquid broadleaf weed control
    This broadleaf weed treatment controls the late spring & early summer weeds, applied in June.

    Nutsedge Control (Optional)
    We will spray when the nutsedge is young and actively growing typically in June. However, due to its multiple forms of reproduction new plants may emerge after we spray. If you choose to have those new plants sprayed it would be an additional application charge.

  • Step 5:

    Fall slow-release fertilizer plus spot spray broadleaf weeds
    This is a fertilizer that helps repair your grass and root system from the harsh summer heat. It also gives the grass plant nutrients that will be stored on its root system for the next time the grass is stressed. We also spot spray for broad leaf weeds. Applied between late August and early September.

  • Step 6:

    Winterizer plus spot spray broadleaf weeds
    This fertilizer will help give your grass the needed nutrients to grow its root system during the winter months and we will spot spray for weeds too. Applied in late-November.