CENTIPEDE GRASS LAWN CARE
A Centipede grass lawn is known for its excellent heat tolerance and low maintenance requirements. A favorite of lawn owners interested in minimal upkeep.
Spring Pre-Emergent Application
Objective: Target weeds that typically start germinating in early spring, including crabgrass, annual bluegrass, goosegrass, lespedeza, and some broadleaf weeds.
EarthMax Centipede Health Application
Objective: Provide turf micronutrients and bio-solids to help the turf transition from dormancy. Promote root growth to counter the effects of Pre-Emergent on Centipede root development. Includes Iron for leaf color, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, and Calcium with a small amount of quick-release nitrogen to help it "pop."
Objective: Give turf that initial nitrogen feed to promote greening up and leaf & runner (stolen & Rhizomes) growth. We also include another round of pre-emergent to target crabgrass, spurge, and some broadleaf weeds. Depending on environmental conditions, we use a granular, slow-release fertilizer to provide up to 3 months of feed.
Objective: To provide another boost of nitrogen. We also include micronutrients and bio-solids to help the turf get through the extreme heat and dry conditions. Iron and a growth regulator are added for a second round.
Late Summer Pre-Emergent
Objective: To get a pre-emergent down that targets poa-annua. This weed germinates in late summer but does not become an eye-sore until early spring.
Objective: To get potassium into the soil to prepare the plant for dormancy. Iron is also applied to enhance color without the risk associated with using nitrogen so close to the first freeze.
Objective: Apply another round of pre-emergent to target winter weeds and their germination.
Objective: This application adjusts soils with deficiencies in nutrients or soil PH. Based on the soil test, Dolomitic Lime or Sulfur may be applied to raise or lower PH. Any breakthrough winter weeds will be treated if observed.
*Note: We likely will not spray for weeds during this period unless temperatures are below 92 degrees. Herbicides applied to Centipede during high temperatures significantly expose the turf to severe damage.
Weed App*: New customers (first year) with weed problems will be offered post-emergent herbicide applications (weed treatments) based on observations at the time of lawn evaluation. After one full year under our program, Clark's will be responsible for weed issues (other than Sedge) and treat weed problems with the above-scheduled visits.