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Grubs are actually the larval stage of a variety of different kinds of beetles, including May and June bugs and voracious Japanese beetles. Adult beetles lay their eggs in the soil in mid to late summer. As the eggs hatch, they develop into the white-wormish looking larvae. As the larvae grow, they work their way down to the root zone of your lawn where they eat the roots. In August or September, you may suddenly notice brown or dead areas of grass in your lawn that can be rolled up like a carpet. Once damage is visible, the use of a contact control product is necessary to kill the grubs and minimize damage. Grub control may need to be included as part of your lawn maintenance program. Controlling grubs most effectively is largely a matter of timing. If you have a prior history of grubs, or a susceptible variety of grass, consider our grub control for season long protection.

blog_5Pre-emergent applications put down a microscopic layer on the soil that prevents many seeds from sprouting, including crabgrass. This invisible shield is usually put down in early spring before the soil temperature reaches 60 degrees. It remains active throughout the spring and most of the summer months when the seeds begin to germinate, unless the soil is dug up or vigorously raked.

The treatment usually dries within 2 hours. However, we recommend that you keep children and pets off the lawn for about 12 hours if possible. Avoid mowing the lawn for 24 hours after the treatment and mow at about 3″.

No. In fact, rain enhances the application and gives it a more even coating.

No. The pre-emergent will also stop desired grass from growing also. It is generally better to wait until the fall to plant new grass seed after a pre-emergent application has been put down. However, there are some special situations that we can help you with. Please call our office to discuss your situation.

Slow release lawn fertilizers are actually microscopic coated capsules of fertilizer that break down and release their important fertilizer and trace elements over a long period of time. Slow release lawn fertilizers ensure that your lawn’s root system gets those nutrients in measured doses that won’t over-stimulate the plants into a sudden growing spurt requiring more mowing.

A lime treatment can be an important part of lawn care and lawn maintenance. Lime is a naturally occurring element that can be applied to the lawn to help balance the soil’s pH so that it is more conducive for turf grasses to thrive. Included in a lime treatment is also a calcium supplement. Lime naturally helps control the acidity in top soil. To get the full benefit of lawn fertilizers and other nutrients to your lawn, the top soil must have the optimum pH level. If the pH level is too high, the soil is not able to break down the nutrients in the soil and makes it more difficult for your turf grass to absorb those nutrients. Some soils may require more than one treatment per season. Our lawn care technicians will be able to give you an accurate assessment of your soil’s condition.