Organic fertilization program
Our four application organic fertilization program uses organic-based fertilizers that have natural ingredients and most are either certified by the USDA National Organic Program or use USDA Certified Bio-based Products. These quality fertilizers contain the same nutrients as the traditional fertilizer program but are derived from natural sources. Humates and fulvic acids contained in these products can actually help improve the soil structure and increase the naturally occurring soil microbial population. This is one way that thatch layers can be naturally maintained with a quality organic fertilizer program.
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Traditional fertilization & Weed Control Program
Our traditional fertilization and weed control program is strictly applied in the liquid form. This allows the products that we are applying to be absorbed through the plant. We find this to be more effective than granular products. Other companies use granular products but we have found some of these pellets months to break down and disintegrate. When these granular pellets are applied, many of these pellets get in areas where they are not wanted such as sidewalks and landscape beds, resulting in wasted product. Our liquid fertilization program still consists of slow-release coated nitrogen fertilizer and potassium. Each fertilization treatment is formulated and optimized for the specific seasonal period. Custom blended broadleaf herbicides that we use, that will keep your turf weed free for the season. Effective and maintained control of dandelion, Canada thistle, chickweed, creeping charlie/ground ivy, white clover, common plantain, knotweed and many other weeds.
Insect control treatments
Our insecticide treatments are used to control chinch bugs, ants, and other nuisance pests. The products that we use have soil activity which allows the product to enter the soil and come in contract with the insects that we are trying to control. Chinch bugs are a small flying insect (about 1-16 inch long) that typically have 2-3 egg laying cycles. An adult chinch bug can lay 300 eggs throughout a 40-50 day period. Chinch bugs suck the plant juices out of the grass leaf which causes it the die. Lawns that are infested with these bugs can have large dead spots and we will treat the entire lawn because usually there are bugs in different areas where damage has not occurred yet. We recommend two treatments spaced 3-5 weeks apart to eliminate the problem. Many customers who don’t have an active insect problem, still have treatments applied as a preventative measure. Below are pictures of the damage that chinch bugs can create as well as what a chinch bug looks like at the different ages in their life cycle.