First Application of Fertilization:
Prevents crabgrass as it fertilizes to stimulate early lawn green-up.
Second Application of Fertilization:
Clears out dandelions and many other weeds as it fertilizes and thickens the lawn.
Third Application of Fertilization:
Clears out lawn-damaging insects and pests (like ticks and fleas) as it fertilizes the lawn to maintain color in hot weather.
Fourth Application of Fertilization:
This application will give your lawn an important final feeding that will help it prepare for the winter.
Optional Application of Fertilization:
White grubs can be controlled in a timely and economical manner if proper controls are correctly applied at the right time. To prevent serious damage, examine all turf in April and again in August for the presence of grubs. Do not wait for brown patches to appear in the turf before inspecting the soil. Birds, moles, skunks and raccoons all feed to some extent on grubs, and their digging in the lawn may be a sign of a white grub infestation. However, it is best to verify that grubs are actually present before applying pesticides. Use a heavy-duty knife or a spade to cut a 1-square-foot flap of sod and roll it back. Examine the soil and roots in the top 3 or 4 inches. Repeat this process in several locations. If you find an average of five or more grubs per square foot, a pesticide application is justified. The condition of the turf, its value, and its uses and the amount of damage done by animals searching for the grubs may affect your decision on whether to apply a pesticide.
The best time to apply a grub application is June or July. Don’t let your lawn become the grub’s next meal!
Fertilizing prevents future problems!