No matter the size of your lawn, it doesn’t take long for dry weather and insects to wreak havoc. Proper lawn fertilization and weed control combat the negative impacts of insects and drought. But, equally important, they are necessary for a beautiful, lush lawn that is resistant to disease. Thus, if you want to enjoy the pride that comes with a well-maintained lawn, learn what Maple Leaf Associates Inc. recommends. Even when getting a late start, these solutions provide the best opportunity for positive lawn outcomes.
Step 1 – Slow-Release Fertilizer Application
Early spring is crucial for beginning fertilizer treatment. Grass goes dormant during cooler months, so a slow-release fertilizer produces fertilizer incrementally to help reverse dormancy. Additionally, applying fertilizer at this time helps to combat crabgrass growth. Once crabgrass takes root, you may be fighting against it all season.
Step 2 – Grub Prevention
For the best outcomes, the second step occurs from mid-May through mid-June. Damage-causing grubs can wreak havoc on your lawn. Consequently, you may notice sporadic dead patches or the gradual thinning of your lawn, both indicative of grub intrusion. Avoid this with a timely application of grub prevention, which will depopulate existing grubs before they get the opportunity to cause damage. Further, it also mitigates the risk of other lawn-damaging insects, leaving you with a beautiful, green lawn.
Step 3 – Weed Control and Maintenance
Lawn maintenance occurs throughout the early summer and into the late fall, in the form of weed control and additional fertilization, which is why Step 3 includes approximately four treatments. Approximately every four to six weeks, healthy lawns receive additional fertilization and weed control treatments to ensure your soil maintains all the nutrients necessary to grow and thrive. Moreover, the treatments support the formation a strong root system that is resistant to drought and insect infestation. Finally, your professional lawn care specialist will also inspect your lawn for emerging diseases and pests during each of these visits.
Step 4 – Winterizing and Protecting
As winter approaches, a lawn care professional will apply a winterizing fertilizer. Winterizing fertilizers contain important macronutrients to sustain your grass during dormancy. Not only that, but it also acts as a catalyst for strong growth the following season.
Beyond the Lawn
You don’t want to invest so much energy in your lawn only to realize too late that the rest of your landscape is neglected. To that end, be mindful of your trees, plants, landscaping, and hardscaping. Maple Leaf Associates has brought lawn, landscaping, and hardscaping dreams to life for customers all over Westchester and the Hudson Valley, and we can do the same for you. Call (845) 526-2024 today to schedule a consultation or request a quote online.