Four Step Lawn Program
The Four Step Program, which we carry from both Scott’s and Agway, is a lawn fertilizing program that you use for yearround lawn feeding. The program is made up of four fertilizers that each have a specific function: The first step is a fertilizer and crabgrass preventer; the second step is a fertilizer with weed killer; the third step is a fertilizer with a surface-dwelling insect killer for Scott’s and a straight fertilizer for Agway; and the fourth step is a fertilizer that prepares your lawn for the winter.
Apply in April or before the forsythia blossoms drop in your area. This application prevents crabgrass from germinating so you cannot put grass seed down for at least 16 weeks. Apply two days before rainfall ranging between ¼” and ½” is expected.
Step 1 New Seeding Option
Prevents crabgrass while allowing you to seed. Grade, rake, seed and then apply fertilizer. Do not disturb soil after applying.
Apply mid to late May to control broadleaf weeds. Apply to a wet lawn by watering, an early morning dew, or after a rain. Fertilizer must adhere to wet weed foliage to insure good weed control. Do not water in or apply before rain is forecast in the next 48 hours. Do not mow the lawn for 48 hours after this application. Do not sow grass seed for at least 1 month after applying.
Apply mid August to early September. For the Scotts program for optimum surface insect control apply when rain is expected or water after application. This is an excellent time to seed bare areas. The Agway program does not contain an insecticide in Stage 3.
Apply late October to early November after the leaves have been raked off and after you have mowed the lawn for the last time.
Fertilization & Weed Control
Water alone is not enough if you want your lawn to be green and lush Spring, Summer, and Fall.
It’s important to keep your grass at a healthy length, treat it for weeds, and most importantly — keep your lawn fertilized. However, the thought of a fertilization and weed control regimen for their lawn makes many homeowners anxious. What do I use, when do I apply, how do I apply it, and do I have the time to apply these treatments myself are typical questions. Fertilization and weed control doesn’t have to be complicated.
Our fertilization program consist of four to six applications depending on your lawns specific needs. When applied at the right time, this program will keep your lawn green and healthy and will provide the best protection against weeds. Our typical fertilization program consist of the following 5 steps:
Step 1 – Early Spring
Fertilizer with crabgrass control prevents crabgrass and weed seeds from germinating before they take over the lawn.
Step 2 – Late Spring
A weed and feed application that kills broadleaf weeds and fertilizes the grass.
Step 3 – Early Summer
A slow release, granular fertilizer to provide nutrients which are needed to withstand the stressors of summer (heat, drought conditions, etc.). Spot broadleaf weed control applied as necessary to eliminate any remaining broadleaf weeds.
Step 4 – Late Summer
A granular fertilizer to enhance turf color and promote root growth and repair after Summer stress. A broadleaf weed control for the second coming of dandelions and all other broad leaf weeds.
Step 5 – Late Fall
The most important application. A higher nitrogen fertilizer that helps the turf store nutrients and build strong healthy roots for rapid growth and early spring green ups.
Natural & Organic-Based Fertilizer Programs
For customers who prefer a more natural choice or something with less input of fertilizers and herbicides to the environment, we offer an organic program and a hybrid lawn care program. If interested, our licensed fertilizer and herbicide expert can help determine which of these two programs best suits you and your specific property.