Aside from watering the most important thing you can do for a lawn is to provide it with proper nutrition. A well fed healthy lawn has a better root system which helps combat the stresses of heat, cold, drought, and mowing. Below I describe our 5 step program.
1. Early Spring (March-April)
A spring feeding strengthens roots and gets lawns ready for the growing season. A combination crabgrass/broadleaf weed prevention plus fertilizer is applied. It provides season long control of crabgrass.
2. Late Spring/early Summer (May to June)
At this time grass is actively growing and requires more nutrients. This is also a time when weeds are actively growing. A broadleaf weed control plus fertilizer is applied.
3. Late summer (July to August)
Hot summer days make for a lawn that is stressed by heat, drought, and insects. A slow-release nitrogen fertilizer is applied to combat these stresses.
4. Early Fall (September-October)
With cooler days and rainfall this is an excellent time to provide the lawn with nutrients to recover from summer stresses. A broadleaf weed control plus fertilizer is applied.
5. Late Fall (October-November) A final feeding before the winter will strengthen roots and increase nitrogen storage for an early spring green up. Organically fortified fertilizer plus iron/winterizer is applied.