Lawn Fertilization in Chelmsford, MA

 

 

 

5-STEP FERTILIZER PROGRAM

 
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Step 1 - FERTILIZER WITH PRE-EMERGENT CRABGRASS CONTROL

This application will “green up” your lawn and get things started.

  • Best control will be achieved if applied and watered in prior to the soil temperatures reaching 60°F
  • Provides post-emergent crabgrass control (in tillering stage)

Step 2 - FERTILIZER WITH PRE-EMERGENT CRABGRASS CONTROL

This application will control dandelions and other broadleaf weeds.

  • 2nd application has proven to be very effective in extending the length of crabgrass control.
  • Provides post-emergent crabgrass control (in tillering stage)
  • Optional: Ant & Tick Control
 

Step 3 - FERTILIZER WITH MERIT GRUB CONTROL

  • Controls white grub activity for up to 120 days (for high grub activity Grub Control Application Available)
  • Water in to activate the control

Step 4 - FERTILIZER FOR SUMMER STRESS RELIEF

A heavy blanket application will prepare your lawn for winter.

  • Promotes sustained growth and greening
  • Water within 24 hours for best results

Step 5 – WINTERIZER

Includes a heavy rate of slow release fertilizer to prepare your lawn for spring!

  • High potassium for improved plant stress tolerance

Additional Applications Available: LIME / GRUB CONTROL / TICK CONTROL / ANT CONTROL

Lime Application

What is Lime?

Lime, in the sense of applying it to a lawn, is either pulverized or granulated limestone. The main component is calcium carbonate. Lime with a high calcium content is referred to as calcitic lime and has the added benefit of adding calcium to the soil. Some limestone contains a significant amount of magnesium and is referred to as dolomitic lime. Dolomitic lime adds magnesium to the soil and could be used if soil tests indicate a magnesium deficiency.

Pulverized lime is powdery and messy to apply, often causing lime dust to blow everywhere that is why the Green Lawn Sprinkler Company uses only granulated lime which dissolves with subsequent rains or irrigation.

Why Lime?

You may need to add lime to your soil if a soil test indicates a pH level below the optimum of 6.0 or 7.0. Soil pH is a measure of a soils alkalinity or acidity. A soil is acidic, or "sour", if it has a pH below 7.0 (neutral).

Soils can be naturally acidic but can also be acidified over time by natural leaching, the use of some nitrogen based fertilizers, excessive rainfall or irrigation, and acidic water sources.

A pH below 6.0 causes important plant growth nutrients to become "bound up" in the soil making them unavailable to the plant. As a result, the turf can decline including a loss of color, reduced vigor and diminished ability to recover from heat and drought stress.
 

Grub Control Application

There are several types of white grubs that feed on the roots of lawn grasses. All of them can cause severe damage if left untreated.
 
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Grubs live and feed in the soil. It's easy to miss them as they gradually cut the roots out from under your lawn until brown patches begin to appear and they're finally discovered. If you suspect grubs, pull back the turf. If the lawn pulls up easily (like new sod); you may find white grubs in the top inch or so of the soil.

Grubs are the larval (or worm) state of many types of beetles. The beetles lay their eggs in your lawn, and the newly hatched worms work their way through the thatch and into the soil, where they feed on the roots of grass plants. Most beetles lay their eggs in the mid to late summer, and the young grubs do their greatest damage during the fall months.
 
As the weather cools, most grubs burrow deeper into the soil for the winter. They then return to the surface to feed again as the soil warms in the spring. After this spring feeding, the grubs pupate into adult beetles and begin the cycle again.

Grubs don't disappear on their own; they should be treated by the Green Lawn Sprinkler Company before damage begins to appear, or as soon as they're discovered. When discovered early enough in the year, a preventative treatment can be applied. When damage appears in the fall, a fast-acting curative treatment will be needed.
 

Tick Control Application

Ticks come in several different species, all varying slightly in their appearance. However, all ticks are characterized by their small, round bodies with 8 legs.
 
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Ticks are major vectors of diseases to both animals and humans alike. Common infections from ticks include but are not limited to lyme disease, human anaplasmosis, babesios, and rocky mountain spotted fever. Because of their health risks, we recommend that you treat your yard for ticks as regularly.

The best treatment is preventative treatment, however if your lawn does become infested with ticks it is not too late. At Green Lawn Company, we apply the most effective forms of treatments for killing ticks and ensuring that they do not return. If you suspect that your yard has become infested or believe that it may be at risk of infestation, contact us today.
 
 

Ant Control Application

Aside from being a general nuisance for home owners, ants can also cause damage to lawns by loosening the soil and creating unwanted nests/mounds.
 
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Common ant species in Massachusetts include Red Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Pavement Ants. In order to resolve your ant problem, we recommend that you take a few steps to prevent them from entering your home. Common solutions include caulking/sealing cracks, spraying entry points, and using ant baits that you can pick up from your local store.

Dealing with ants in your yard involves an entirely different process. Spraying, for instance, is typically ineffective unless you are able to treat the nest directly. At Green Lawn Company, we will inspect your situation, taking into consideration both the level of infestation as well as the species of ants in your yard, to determine the best method of treatment for you.