Lawn Care

Fertilization
Fertilizer is a mixture of various elements that are natural to our earth and essential for root and plant growth in our soil. We offer granular fertilizers that are organic-based to liquid fertilizers that can be sprayed directly on the lawn. Each application of fertilizer is timed apart from the next to ensure proper nutrient levels are available in the soil for the root systems. All applications are performed by Ohio Department of Agriculture licensed pesticide applicators or other well-trained lawn technicians. If for some reason your soil has certain nutrient deficiencies, we can perform a soil sample test to determine what the soil is lacking. We then can customize a fertilizer blend to help meet your needs.
Weed Control

We offer weed control services as part of our standard lawn program. This program can be customized to help meet your needs. We can treat to control broadleaf weeds, which are the most common lawn nuisance, grassy weeds, which include crabgrass and dalisgrass, and nutsedge. Nutsedge however, is not part of our standard program, but can be added during the season, if there is a need, for an additional cost.

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Our Standard Lawn Care Program
Serving Southwestern Ohio for Over 40 Years
APPLICATION #1: Fertilizer w/slow release nitrogen, pre-emergent crabgrass control, plus broadleaf control at technician’s discretion. (March/April)
APPLICATION #2: Fertilizer w/slow release nitrogen, pre-emergent weed control, broadleaf weed control, micro nutrients, and insect control. (late April-June)
APPLICATION #3: Fertilizer w/slow release nitrogen, broadleaf weed control, surface insect control and micro nutrients. (late June-August)
APPLICATION #4: Fertilizer w/slow release nitrogen, broadleaf weed control, and micro nutrients. (late August-early October)
APPLICATION #5: Fertilizer (heavy feed slow release) and broadleaf control at technician’s discretion. (October-early December)Our program is primarily liquid-applied. The 1st application is often granular until the temperature permits us to treat broadleaf weeds. Our 5th application is usually granular, unless there is heavy pressure of broadleaf weeds present. An all-granular application program is available upon request. Our standard program may not always be recommended. Custom lawn care programs are available. Pesticide information will be left with the invoice. Posting sign will be left in the lawn.

Grub Control
Grubs are the larvae stage in the life cycle of beetles. They live in the soil and commonly feed on the roots of turf grass and other ornamental plants. Most grubs are white to gray in color and are identified by the hair pattern on their raster (last abdominal segment of body). Grubs can be very destructive to a healthy and well-maintained lawn. They destroy by feeding on the roots of healthy grass, therefore restricting water and nutrient uptake by the roots, which usually results in the death of the affected areas of turf. Grubs can be treated with a curative or preventative approach. Using a preventative treatment usually provides the most successful control and least amount of damage, if any. Treatments need to be timed with the grubs’ feeding and life cycle to be effective.
Disease and Pest Management
Lawn disease and pest infestations can vary from year to year and depend on different environmental conditions. We can treat to control a diseased lawn with the use of a fungicide. Lawn pests and insects can be treated to control or prevent with the use of an insecticide. Only our licensed pesticide applicators or trained lawn technicians perform these services and employ the integrated pest management (IPM) approach.
Aeration
Aeration is the process of creating air pockets in the soil to help reduce soil compaction, provide better air and water penetration, and break up the thatch layer. Aeration is most commonly performed by mechanical means where a hollow tine penetrates through the soil and pulls out a “plug” of soil, usually 2”- 3” in length and approximately ¾” in diameter. It can be accomplished anytime, except during extended dry periods, or when the ground is frozen. We recommend spring and fall. Regimenting a yearly schedule of aerating can help reduce the need for chemical treatments, fertilizer, and constant watering, as well as aiding in a healthy vibrant lawn.
Seeding
If your lawn is in need of seeding we offer two different methods to remedy the situation. The first method we can employ is broadcast overseeding. This is the act of spreading seed with a manually operated spreader that is calibrated to the correct application rate for the grass species, current turf conditions, and seed manufacturer’s recommendations. Slice seeding is the second method we can use. This seeding method is performed with a machine that cuts slits in the ground about 1½” – 2” apart and 1/8” – 1/4” in depth. The machine then drops the seed into those slits at the correct rate for optimal germination, and covers over the slits to protect the newly sown seed. A starter fertilizer is applied with every seeding job we perform to provide vital nutrients for the new seed. Any bare topsoil areas where seeding has occurred will be mulched with straw. The straw helps retain soil moisture for the seed and can be netted down upon request.
Lawn Renovation
After a rough summer or just due to poor soil conditions, your lawn may be in need of renovation. We offer lawn renovation services to restore a once beautiful and healthy lawn or improve its current conditions. This service includes dethatching and/or killing poor or undesired areas of your lawn and amending the topsoil, if needed. Then we will re-seed with the proper grass seed, at the correct rate, and fertilize the newly sown seed. Any bare areas of topsoil where seeding has occurred will be mulched with straw. The straw helps retain soil moisture for the seed and can be netted down upon request.
Dethatching
Dethatching is the process of using a machine to “comb” through the lawn and pull up the dead clippings and other material (thatch) beneath. Dethatching helps water, air, and nutrients better penetrate through to the soil and roots. We remove all thatch off-site form every dethatching job we perform.