Turf Care & Lawn Maintenance Services
The foundation of our turf care and lawn maintenance is to focus on improving soil structure and plant health. Surrounds garden management technicians use fertilizer with all natural ingredients to stimulate soil microbes that aid in rooting and reduce thatch. This reduces the need for disease management, promotes turf recovery, and increases stress tolerance. These fertilizers contain primary and secondary nutrients, trace minerals, micronutrients, and bio stimulants.
Turf Care: Fertilization Schedule
At the beginning of the season, we perform both pre-emergent and a post emergent weed control applications. Our balanced turf fertilizations take place throughout the year as follows:
- MID-MARCH: Promotes early green-up and provides a slow release fertilizer that acts as the carrier for pre-emergent herbicide. Pre-emergent herbicide is applied in late winter or early spring to control the germination of annual grass weed such as crab grass.
- MAY/JUNE: This application introduces a slow release (no burn) feeding during the summer months.
- SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: We apply this treatment at the time of over seeding to help promote germination.
- NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: This application provides continuous feeding for root growth and supplies nutrients for spring green-up.
Additional turf services can be added based on client needs.
Turf Care: Grub Control, Insect & Disease Inspection
This service is performed on a time and materials basis. We inspect specified lawn areas during each visit. If we find any insect or disease problems, we notify the owner promptly.
Turf Care: Insect & Disease Control
This service is performed on a time and materials basis. Specified lawn areas are treated as necessary for insect infestations and to control minor fungal outbreaks.
Lawn Maintenance: Aeration
All machine accessible lawns are double core aerated. Aeration counteracts soil compaction, increases water retention, and controls thatch build-up. This service is performed between August and October
Lawn Maintenance: Over seeding
During the aeration operation, all accessible lawn areas are seeded dark green tall fescue. Bare spots larger than one square foot are scarified, seeded and top dressed with organic matter and Penn mulch.
For more details on this lawn maintenance plan or to develop a customized turf care plan for your home, make an appointment to meet with a Surrounds Garden Management specialist.