We are continually learning and researching about the best products out there so that we give you the best results. Because we are not a national company or a franchise, we have the ability to adapt and apply premium products based on industry standards that are tailored to our area alone. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach! We tailor our products and services based on where we live. We can also customize any program and tailor it to your needs.
Our full year lawn care program includes the following services:
Here at Fresh Lawn Care, the name says it all. We care and our approach is based on what is right for your lawn. Our recommended, full season program includes:
Complimentary Soil pH Tests
At the beginning of the season, we provide you with a complimentary soil pH test to determine the health of your lawn. We then make recommendations, such as lime, if necessary.
Five Slow Release Fertilizations
Our fresh approach to lawn care starts with slow release fertilizers, rather than the quick release nitrogen fertilizers that many other competitors use. Our goal is to keep your lawn stable and vigorous throughout the whole season. Not just right after our applications.
We provide crabgrass and broadleaf weed control all season long in this program. 2 applications of pre-emergent are applied to kick off the growing season. Throughout the season, we will monitor and spot treat any crabgrass or broadleaf weeds that appear. We will only treat the areas that are of concern and not blanket your lawn with product if it doesn’t need it.
Grubs are a common pest in the Northeast that feed on the roots of grass, damaging the health of the lawn. To prevent an infestation and the investment of your lawn, we apply a grub preventative that will protect your lawn all season long. We include this in our program because the cost of treating or testing for grubs far exceeds the cost of preventing them.
We have customized our program with the understanding that each customer’s lawn may or will require something different. We call this our detail application. For example, we will treat weeds, fertilize, or a combination of both during this application. Our technician will come out to the lawn and treat whatever is necessary to make your lawn as healthy as possible.
Fresh Lawn Care Optional Lawn Services:
Soil pH is an essential part of a lawns health. It is an indication of processes taking place in soils and their effect on growth. Highly acidic soils, such as in our region lack essential nutrients. By applying lime, usually in the fall, we can achieve the most optimum pH range thus enhancing the health of the soil and ultimately the lawn. We will only suggest to apply lime if your PH is out of range and needs adjustment.
Although mowing, fertilizing, and watering lawns are an important part of lawn health, aerating is another vital element that should not be overlooked! Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots in order to produce a stronger more vigorous lawn.
Most lawns, due to everyday wear and tear from watering, playing, mowing, etc., will have compaction thus preventing healthy root development. Aerating your lawn annually during fall will greatly enhance root growth and improve spring green-up and development for the following season. This in conjunction with over seeding will “grow” life into your lawn!
Why is seeding necessary? After several years, mature plants begin to slow down their reproduction rate. Since a blade of grass lives only an average of 45 to 60 days, production of new tillers must continually outpace the dieback of older blades. Young grass will produce tillers faster than older grass. Therefore, one of the most important secrets to maintaining a healthy, thick lawn is to make sure your grass is young. Seeding will help reinvigorate your lawn, help fill in bare spots, thicken and improve the density of the lawn (especially thinning lawns), and help the lawn fight off any damaging diseases, insects, or weeds.
Over Seeding is essentially that, spreading seed in a spreader over the lawn. It is best to over seed before core aeration to help with seed-to-soil contact. As the aerator, will push the seed down and roll it into the soil. Over Seeding must be done in conjunction with aeration for optimal seed to soil contact.