Do you long for a beautiful lawn, but just don’t have the time to look after it? Or maybe you just aren’t sure where to start. A great looking lawn can add curb appeal to your home. It can also be a great place to entertain.
At Turf Tenders, we offer full lawn care services, including lawn fertilization, that will make your lawn beautiful. Let us take the headache out of lawn maintenance and allow you to just sit back and enjoy your beautiful home!
A well fertilized and healthy lawn is the first step in preventing weeds and disease. A thicker lawn is better able to fend off weeds because it provides fewer places for weeds to germinate, and a healthy lawn has a better immune system for fending off disease. Our lawn fertilization program consists of 9 applications performed throughout the year. While you are free to do fewer applications, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the full program, as it will provide the best results. The applications are done 4-6 weeks apart, keeping the lawn well fed and controlling for weeds. If there are any weeds when we come out for your next application, we will spray for them.
Fertilizer typically consists of three main nutrients: nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. Nitrogen plays a vital role in the life cycle of the grass, promoting growth and development. Phosphorus promotes healthy root development and energy creation. Potassium helps lawns stay resistant to disease, and promotes overall health.
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Early Spring Fertilization
Completed in March, the early spring fertilizer is a complete balance of dry, granular, slow-release fertilizer for fast green-up. It’s high in nitrogen, an essential nutrient for helping your grass fight off disease and stay green and healthy.
Completed in April, the spring pre-emergent is a complete balance of fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass control, and broad leaf weed control as needed. Spot treating of weeds will occur as needed.
Late Spring Weed & Feed
In the late spring, we apply blanket coverage of liquid weed and feed that helps control weeds. It is a complete balance of liquid nitrogen fertilizer and broadleaf weed control. The nitrogen helps prevent summer diseases and keep the grass healthy and help green-up.
In the summer, we apply a complete balance of dry, granular slow-release fertilizer with spot treating of weeds where needed. This works with the merit grub control, if you choose to use it.
Merit Grub Control
This is a preventative grub control to assure that grubs do not infest your turfgrass. Grubs feast on your grass roots until they mature into beetles, where they fly off and feast on your bushes and flowers. Grubs cause damage to your lawn by eating the roots, making the plant more susceptible to stress from lack of moisture.
Late Summer Weed & Feed
This is a complete balance of liquid fertilizer and broadleaf weed control.
Our fall fertilizer is a complete balance of dry winter feeding fertilizer which promotes root development. This fertilizer may be tweaked with different nutrients depending on the needs of your lawn. This treatment is typically high in potassium, making your lawn resistant to weeds and disease.
Fall aeration is a mechanical process to breakdown thatch and soil compaction. Cores of soil are pulled out and left on the lawn, reducing thatch and soil compaction and promoting irrigation. Thatch is dead plant material that can choke out grass, so it’s important to remove it periodically from your lawn in order for the lawn to be able to take in nutrients and water. Compact soil makes it difficult for your lawn to intake adequate water. Aeration reduces compaction, making it easier for your grass to get water. Aeration also serves to make seeding easier, as the seeds won’t run off if they’re inside the holes when it rains.
Early Winter Fertilization / Winterizer
This application ensures that your lawn will stay healthy throughout the winter. If there are any warm days where there’s little snow fall and you can see your grass, it will be greener than it otherwise would be without the application. It also helps to store potassium in the roots so that there will be a quicker green-out in the spring.
Proper Lawn Fertilization
Lawn fertilization is one of the most important tasks required to develop a thick, green lawn. Many people don’t understand the importance of fertilizing a lawn. Fertilization provides your lawn with three major nutrients: potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorous.
Potassium – The Resistance Nutrient
Potassium makes lawns resistant to disease and weeds and promotes overall health. A healthy lawn is a thicker lawn, and a thicker lawn provides fewer places for weeds to germinate. Potassium helps develop the stems and leaves of grass, making it easier for photosynthesis to take place. It also promotes root development, strengthens cell walls, and improves water intake.
Nitrogen’s Important Role
Nitrogen plays a vital role in the life cycle of grass. It’s important for growth, cell division, and development of chlorophyll, which contributes to photosynthesis. Nitrogen is typically added to the lawn when it’s actively growing in the spring and early summer.
Phosphorous Fosters Green Lawn Health from the Roots Up
Phosphorous is associated with healthy root development, energy creation, and growth. Growth slows down dramatically without it.
Other Energy Sources
In addition to potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorous, lawns also need calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, and copper. Grass uses a lot of energy to grow and stay green and thick, and various nutrients like those named above help provide this energy. While your soil provides some of the nutrients your grass needs, it often cannot supply them all or in sufficient quantities. This is where a lawn fertilization program from Turf Tenders comes in.
We recommend that you take advantage of our full program and have an application done every 4-6 weeks to spray for weeds and keep the lawn fed. We will work with your budget if you need to perform fewer feedings, but we don’t recommend it because doing it every 4-6 weeks is essential to realize the maximum potential of your lawn. Many lawn diseases are caused by a lack of nitrogen, and reducing applications during the summer months will likely promote disease in your lawn, especially if you have a clay-based soil or heavy thatch. It is recommended that you take advantage of the full program for best results, but we are willing to work with you to get you services within your budget.
Our lawn care program contains 9 applications, but we will guarantee our service for as little as 5 applications for the duration of the program. Your lawn will be thicker, greener, and freer of weeds. If any weeds pop up, we will take care of them at your next application. We spot treat weeds with a pre-emergent and liquid weed control as needed.
Our minimum price for fertilizer is $31.50 per 4000sq ft of lawn. Contact us today to get your lawn care program started and realize how beautiful and green your lawn really could be! Our number one priority is our customers, and our biggest goal is to make sure our customers are satisfied with the services they receive. Trusting Turf Tenders with your lawn fertilization is a great first step to having the best lawn on the block. We provide a personal touch and are about more than just a paycheck. When you use Turf Tenders, you’re not only developing a green lawn, you’re developing a lasting partnership with people you can trust.
A winter fertilizer is a great application because it greatly assists in early spring greenup. The winter fertilizer is applied in the early winter and the grass takes in the nutrients and stores them over the winter. When spring comes along the nutrients are easily accessible to the grass when it needs it.
This grass was treated with a winter fertilizer and it was green before any other grass around it.
If you want to be the first one with a green lawn in the spring call today to schedule a winter fertilizer !
Our Fertilizing Program gives you awesome results.