Rescue Lawn Care’s 5 Step Fertilization Program
Step 1: Spring(April) – Granular Application – Treatment of fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide combination that provides essential nutrients for a quick green up, recovery of winter damage and preparing your lawn for the tough summer months. Equally important, the pre-emergent provides prevention of annual grasses including crabgrass.
Step 2: Early Summer(May) – Liquid Application – Treatment of fertilizer and broadleaf weed control. A fertilizer feed will enhance the turf color. Broadleaf weeds such as dandelions and clover will be taken care of here.
Step 3: Summer(June-July) – Granular Application – Slow release fertilizer to maintain good turf color and plant vigor. I will also scout for possible insect and disease problems and treat any weed infestations.
Step 4: Late Summer(September) – Liquid Application – Treatment of fertilizer and weed control. This feed will enhance turf color and this fall treatment of broadleaf weeds will get rid of the weeds that have germinated during the summer months.
Step 5: Fall(October) – Granular Application – Fertilizer to promote root growth and good plant health for winter hardiness. Grass plants do their majority of root growth in fall when soil temperatures are warm and air temperatures are cooler, thus making this step the most important for a healthy lawn this fall and next year. I will also touch up any remaining weed problems.