Lawn Fertilizing and Weed Control
Like any other living organism, grass requires nutrients on a regular basis. Fertilizer serves as an important component to maintaining a thick, green lawn. In a climate like Byron Center, MI, a 5-step fertilizer and broadleaf weed control program is recommended. Here, a slow release fertilizer assures your lawn is fed throughout the growing season. In addition to fertilizer, broadleaf weed control is applied to your lawn, providing a necessary level of protection against the presence of weeds in your lawn.Utilizing a licensed professional is recommended when applying a broadleaf weed control program. The state of Michigan requires that all commercial applicators are licensed. Not only does this mean that a higher level of education and trainng is required to apply fertilizer and weed control, but licensed applicators have access to professional grade products not found in your local home improvement store.
Our 5 step plan consists of the following applications.The first application includes a spring fertilizer that contains Dimension. This will green up the lawn and prevent crabgrass from germinating. The second through fourth applications include a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen to help your lawn green up and grow. We also spray your weeds with broadleaf herbicide and spray any crabgrass that may have sneaked past the pre-emergent we put down. The fifth application includes a fertilizer that is low in nitrogen and high in potassium. This is the most important application of the season, and will help winterize your lawn and prepare it for the following year. This is also the best time to spray weeds, so we apply a broad leaf herbicide to kill any perennial weeds so they do not show up next year.
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