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Why should I fertilize my lawn? We are asked this question all the time. The simple answer is to provide your lawn with the proper nuteriens it needs. No two lawns are alike. Feeding your lawn once a year will improve its condition, feeding it four times a year will make it even healthier. A well fed lawn will have a better root structure, be more resistant to heat, cold, drought and other stresses.

When to feed your lawn

Early spring ( March- April)

    Put down a quaity fertilizer with a pre-emergent crabgrass control

     Feeding  your lawn in the spring strengthens roots and gets it ready for the growing season

Late spring (May- June)

    Put down a fertilizer containing weed control
    Fertilizer brands refer to this products as weed and feed

Summer ( June - July)

    Put down a fertilizer with insect control
    Fertilizer brands refer to this product as a summer guard

    Fertilizing this time of year will protect  against heat, drought and insects

    Grub control will prevent grubs from destroying your lawn

Fall ( October -  November)

    Put down a winterizer fertilizer
    Fertilizing this time of the year will help strengthen roots and increase nitrogen for an early spring green up and a healthier lawn
    for next year.

White grubs feed on the roots of grasses, so lawns will show wilting and browning of irregular shaped areas. Certainly there could be many reasons for lawns browning, especially in late summer when most grub damage occurs. Always check the root zone of affected areas for the white, c-shaped grubs.

Another sign of grubs is damage from skunks and raccoons digging up lawns in search of grubs to eat. This usually happens at night. Moles may or may not be feeding on grubs so are not reliable indicator of grub problems.

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