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Program Overview

5-Step Program

For most of our customers, we provide a five-step program that combines three granular slow-release fertilizers and two liquid treatments of premium turf fertilizer, with control products included for surface-feeding insects, broadleaf weeds and the prevention of crabgrass and summer weeds. We begin in the early spring. Thereafter, your treatments are applied approximately five to seven weeks apart, with your last treatment coming late September or October. Don’t forget to check out our healthy lawn tips to make the most out of your property

Treatment Schedule

1Spring Application: April – Early May

• Granular, slow release fertilizer to promote spring growth, color and thickness.

•Pre-emergent crabgrass control applied at the maximum rate for extra protection later in the season.

•Lawn inspection and prescribed recommendations.

2Late Spring Application: Late April – Early June

• Liquid or slow release granular fertilizer strengthens and prepares the lawn for the warmer summer weather ahead.

•Liquid broadleaf weed control for most all common weeds that are present in the lawn.

•Lawn inspection and prescribed recommendations.

3Summer Application: Mid June – July

•Granular, slow release fertilizer supports the lawn throughout the dry, hot weather. It is 50 percent Poly Plus® sulfur coated to ensure slow breakdown in order to prevent burning.

•Grub Control, if ordered as a supplemental service, is applied with this visit.

4Late Summer Application: August – Mid September

•Granular, slow release fertilizer with iron and 50 percent Poly Plus® sulfur coated for added protection through the last of the hot weather and for quick recovery as rain and cooler temperatures return.

•Broadleaf weed control, formulated for hard-to-control summer weeds, applied as needed.

•Lawn inspection and prescribed recommendations.

5Fall Application: September – October

•Granular surface insect control reduces populations of turf-damaging insects.

•Broadleaf weed control, formulated for hard-to-control summer weeds, applied as needed.

•Lawn inspection and prescribed recommendations.

•Liquid balanced fertilizer promotes fall growth, color and thickness and prepares your lawn for winter.

•Liquid broadleaf weed control to irradiate most common lawn weeds that have germinated with the fall rains for a cleaner weed-free lawn in the spring.

•Lawn inspection and prescribed recommendations.

Additional Lawn Care Services

1Grub Control Treatments

Grubs are the larval form of various hard-shelled beetles that feed on turf grass roots. The beetles lay their eggs in the lawn during the summer months. When the eggs hatch, they work their way into the soil and vigorously feed on the roots of grass plants through the late summer and fall. Left unchecked, they can cause severe damage resulting in costly lawn repairs. Our Preventative Grub Control treatment is applied at the same time as your regular summer treatment. It prevents damage from grubs with one application for one year – guaranteed. Perennial Lawn and Landscape uses Merit brand grub control. It is one of the safest and most effective grub control products on the market today. By having Perennial Lawn and Landscape apply this important treatment, you can be assured that your investment in your lawn is protected.

2Core Aerations

When the soil becomes compacted or develops a thick thatch layer it is difficult for air, water, and nutrients to penetrate into the root zone. This weakens the turf and creates an opportunity for weeds, insects and diseases to take over. Core Aeration removes thousands of soil plugs and redistributes them on the surface of the lawn. As the plugs break down, the soil mixes with the thatch and speeds up its decomposition. Aeration increases the movement of air, water, and nutrients into the root zone while also relieving soil compaction. The looser soil promotes rapid root expansion where food reserves are stored for the plants’ future use. Your lawn will be thicker, greener, and healthier overall by having your lawn aerated periodically. Fall is the best time to perform this service, when grass roots are naturally deepening. When done in the spring, it may disturb the pre-emergent barrier applied with the spring treatment.

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