Healthy Turf Pros
Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Livonia Michigan
Lawn Fertilizaton and Weed Control
A well fertilized lawn helps prevent weed, insect and disease infestations. In turn, healthy lawns help the environment by producing oxygen, cooling the air during hot weather and trapping and absorbing urban dust and pollution. Fertilizers provide your lawn with the nutrients needed to produce strong roots and grass that resists weeds, disease and insects.
Lawns require fertilizer maintain health and vigor. We use proprietary slow release fertilizers to make your lawns thick and healthy. Give your lawn the healthy prescription it needs to weather the elements.
With the use of one of our slow release fertilizer programs, your lawn will develop a strong root structure, and a dense turf stand. In addition, our services will help eliminate weed infestations, pesky insects such as grubs, and reduce the risk of disease and blights.
Our six application program:
- Approximately 4-6 weeks apart
- Balanced slow release fertilizers
- Pre-emergent crabgrass protection
- Broadleaf weed control
- Non-staining iron
Turf insects such as sod webworms, chinch bugs, and cutworms can also become a nuisance to your lawn during the summer months. Unlike grubs, these insects can feed on the stems of your grass blades and can cause unsightly grub-like dead patches throughout your lawn. If left undetected, the level of infestation could reach an unacceptable threshold and will cause widespread damage. Through proper identification, understanding the specific life cycle of that insect, we are able to customize program and apply the necessary treatments when needed.
Grubs are the larvae of beetles, and are the most widespread and destructive pests in the Northeastern United States. They damage grass by chewing on the root system, undermining even the healthiest of landscapes.
Grubs van eat your lawn from the inside out by feeding on the solid root structure of your lawn. Years of careful care can all go to ruin with a grub infestation. Grubs often lay waste to large areas, ruining a substantial amount of green space that can require considerable renovation and restoration. Careful planning in cycle with the seasons, combined with a solid lawn treatment program can ensure that your lawn will shine and make you proud.
Healthy Turf Pros offers preventative alternatives as well as curative applications for any grub issues that may arise.
Lawn Disease – Fungicide
The best way to prevent disease is to keep your lawn healthy through proper watering, mowing at the correct height and regular fertilization. Despite your best efforts, however, disease can find a way to creep into your lawn in the form of brown patches and circles.
Even the healthiest looking lawns can fall prey to a variety of turf diseases. Although certain kinds of grass are more susceptible to lawn diseases that others, most plant diseases are caused by fungi, which can spread by air, water, and animals. Factors such as humidity and cold weather can create breeding grounds for fungi growth.
While no one like to discover that their lawn is suffering from disease, it’s important to catch the warning signs early to keep it from spreading.
“Why does my lawn have disease?”
A common question and one that can be difficult to explain. There are hundreds of disease spores in your lawn at any given time, but most are harmless or can even be beneficial to the health of your lawn. The few that are harmful can spread quickly and damage sections of a lawn.
In order for a disease to become active, it has to has to have the right environment. There are diseases that can grow in just about every weather condition. Cool weather disease includes snow mold and leaf spot. Warm weather diseases include red thread and dollar spot. Hot weather includes include brown patch, summer patch and necrotic ring spot. Many diseases can be controlled by adjusting cultural practices like mowing higher or changing watering amounts of times. Other diseases require a control application to prevent development or stop its current growth.
Perimeter Pest Control – COMING SOON
You shouldn’t have to worry about pesky insects invading your private space. Healthy Turf Pros can protect your home with our very popular Perimeter Pest Control. Our Perimeter Pest Control protects your living space from invading insects with regularly scheduled treatments. The treatments encompass a six to eight foot wide area around the outside of your home including your home’s foundation, cracks, crevices, and other “bug doorways.”
Healthy Turf Pros perimeter pest control includes a series of up to five treatments applied every four to six weeks. It will provide a protective shield around your home and reduce the number of insects, including ants, earwigs, crickets, mites, and spiders from entering.
Aeration can be done in the spring or fall but we recommend over seeding to be done in the fall
Removing small cores of soil from your lawn reduces soil compaction and promotes root growth for healthier grass!
WHAT IS AERATION?
Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing). Most homeowners simply call it aeration.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AERATION?
Core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:
- Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
- Enhanced soil water uptake.
- Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
- Reduced water runoff and puddling.
- Stronger turfgrass roots.
- Reduced soil compaction.
- Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
- Improved resiliency and cushioning.
- Enhanced thatch breakdown.
Specializing in 100% slow release fertilizers. Here are the benefits:
Because nitrogen is the nutrient responsible for green growth, it's the most vital for grass. Specifically, it inspires dense, dark green, vertical growth. You can apply it to keep a lawn healthy during the active growing season or dose yellow grass with it to refresh its green coloring. The best times to apply it are fall -- typically in November -- and again sometime between late spring and late summer.
As it encourages growth, nitrogen also optimizes health, which makes grass less susceptible to diseases. For instance, lawns suffering from nitrogen deficiencies are more prone to diseases such as rust, red thread and dollar spot. Although quick-release fertilizers can help with these problems, they also encourage rapid growth that is vulnerable to fungal growth and similar problems. On the other hand, slow-release nitrogen reduces the risk of grass developing these diseases, with less threat of fungus.
Lower Risk of Salt Burn
Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer is safer for a lawn than quick-release blends, because it releases nitrogen gradually over the course of several weeks. Besides keeping the lawn healthy and green for longer, this also reduces the risk of burning grass with an overdose of fertilizer that's too strong.
Too much nitrogen at once from a quick-release fertilizer can cause rapid, leggy growth, forcing gardeners to mow the lawn more frequently. Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer avoids this overgrowth problem while keeping the grass green for weeks.
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