Every year going into spring, we have naturally occurring problems that creep up on us.
Since we are only on your property in 4 to 6 week intervals, there could be things going wrong with your turf in between treatments. The goal for us moving into the spring is to have our customers be aware that problems can pop up and HELP US HELP YOU. There is no charge to come and take a look at an issue and devise a plan to get it taken care of!
In order to provide our customers with the best possible service we are here to help you understand these issues and get ahead of any problems that arise!
Find out which of our top of the line lawn treatments are right for you. Here’s what’s coming up in April & May to keep your lawn looking FRESH!
Our Spring Treatments:
EarthMaxx Centipede Health Application
Objective: Provide turf micro nutrients 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 crab grass, spurge, sedge, and some broad leaf weeds. This is a granular, slow release fertilizer designed to provide up to 3 months of feed, depending on environmental conditions.
The earthmaxx is for Centipede and St. Augustine turf, while the green up is for Bermuda and Zoysia turf, which are the treatments we’re doing in April/early May.
DO YOU HAVE CREEPY CRAWLERS IN YOUR LAWN?
Lawn Grubs, often called White Grubs, are the immature form of different Scarab Beetles, such as Japanese Beetles, June “bugs” (beetles) or the European Chafers. These white, C-shaped creatures have soft bodies with legs near the head. They feed on grass roots (and organic matter in the soil), causing sections of grass in the lawn to die. Grubs eventually turn into adult Beetles and emerge from soil to mate and lay eggs.
Most Scarab Beetles have a one-year life cycle; June Beetles have a three-year cycle. Timing varies by Beetle species and region, but generally adults emerge from soil, mate, and lay eggs over the course of two to three weeks in early to midsummer. Depending on soil moisture and temperature, eggs hatch about two weeks after being laid, in mid-to late summer. The new generation of root-munching pests begins feasting immediately after hatching while peak feeding occurs in early fall. Typically, the pests operate a few inches below the soil surface, but burrow deeper (up to 8 inches in northernmost areas) before winter arrives.
As your lawn greens up in spring, keep an eye out for brown patches that never turn green. Those dead patches may be due to Grub feeding that occurred the previous fall. To check, lift a piece of your turf. If Grubs are the culprit, the dead patch will roll up like a carpet, or you’ll be able to pull up the grass and see that it has no roots. Irregularly-shaped dead patches appear in your well-irrigated lawn in late summer or early fall. Check your turf using the technique just mentioned.
Clark’s Lawn Dept. does not charge to come out to your house, evaluate problems, and recommend a treatment. Please feel free to give us a call if you see any problems.
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