1st Application

This is the first of six regularly scheduled lawn applications which comprise the yearly Naturescene® Lawn Care Program.

You will receive:

  • Seasonal fertilizer
  • Pre-emergent crabgrass control
  • Broadleaf weed control
  • Grassy weed control as needed for warm season lawns in select locations

The first component is a seasonal fertilizer that will stimulate recovery from winter and will help sustain a strong, healthy turfgrass during the upcoming months. The products and rates will vary with cool season grasses and warm season grasses.

The second component is a pre-emergent crabgrass control. A chemical barrier surrounds the crabgrass seed and neutralizes it. It is applied now because, to be effective, treatment must occur before germination of the weed.

The third component is a broadleaf weed control. This will control emerging broadleaf weeds.

Poa annua control is available for warm season lawns at select locations.

The names and the application rates of all the products we use will be indicated on your invoice. Each of your remaining applications will also contain this information on each invoice.

We thank you for using our services and we will be 100% committed to having you happy with your lawn and landscape and our services.

Customer Follow-Up

Please observe the following guidelines if you received broadleaf weed control today. (Your invoice indicates if this was applied.)
  1. Please keep children and pets off lawn until the application has dried.
  2. Please do not water heavily for 24 hours. (This is a safety margin and does not necessarily mean a light or even a heavy rain within this period will affect the application.)
  3. Please do not mow for 24 hours. Return clippings to the lawn for the first two mowings following this application.
  4. It will take some time for the established weeds to die. If you do not see results within 14 days, please call us to return for further service.

Below is a comparison of Orchard Grass and Crabgrass:

Orchard Grass VS. Crabgrass
Type: Perennial Annual
When Visible: Throughout Year June - September
Structure Upright/Clumpy Ground Hugging/Spreading
Treatment: No Selective Control Pre-Emergent with This Application

Mowing

As the temperatures warm the cutting height of your mower can be adjusted. It will also be very important to mow more frequently when the turf will be moving out of dormancy. Remember to avoid cutting more than 1/3 of the grass blade at one time. Also, make sure your mower blade is sharp. Continue mowing as long as shoot growth is evident.

Leaves

Remove all tree leaves from your lawn on a regular basis. Regular raking of leaves is good for your lawn, and it will help you avoid messy wet leaves which can accumulate. Tree leaves not only smother grass, but also cut off light which is required for photosynthesis and late season root growth. Leaf smothered areas will show damage in the spring.

Aeration

Aeration is an essential practice for a healthy and attractive lawn. It will both help decrease thatch and it will promote root growth. The root system is starting to actively grow at this time of year. A healthy root system is the foundation of a beautiful lawn. We offer this service at a super price.

Lime

Lime is an important practice for maintaining a healthy and attractive lawn. It helps to restore nutrients back to the soil that may have been used by vigorously growing turfgrass. It is essential to enable the plants ability to better absorb the nutrients that are being applied to your lawn.

6 Steps To A Beautiful Lawn

The following six practices are steps that you can take to further enhance the beauty of your lawn, making it the best it can be.
  1. Maintain 1/2" to 1" of water per week throughout growing season. When watering, water heavily and do it in the morning.

  2. Mow lawn regularly, maintaining a height between 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" for cool season grasses and 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" for warm season grasses (southern locations). Avoid taking more than 1/3 of grass blade at one mowing. Lawn clippings return needed nutrients to the soil, therefore avoid removing after every mowing. Use a well sharpened blade.

  3. Have lawn aerated once a year. Aerate twice a year if your lawn has a heavy thatch layer or the soil is heavy clay. This is the most beneficial practice because it promotes root growth – essential for a healthy lawn.

  4. Control weedy perennial grasses such as coarse fescue and bentgrass by using roundup or by digging them out. Following the first 3 steps will do much to squeeze them out. If you have any questions about these grasses please consult with your lawn specialist.

  5. Minimize damage from shade by thinning trees and shrubs and removing lower branches. Seed with 5 lbs./1000 sq. ft. of red fescue. Try to avoid traffic and in the fall, keep leaves raked.

  6. Please consult your lawn specialist if you see any changes in your lawn or you have any concerns with your lawn or landscape.

The Naturescene® Guarantee

Your Naturescene® specialist is committed to making you happy with our service and your lawn and landscape. If you are not completely satisfied with the results of our services or you have any questions or concerns, please call your area branch office and we will be happy to take care of them free of charge within 72 hours.

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