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Lawn Care Treatment

Lawn Care
You know you’re getting the best, when you choose Bilger’s lawn care package. With five visits starting when the weeds germinate in the early spring and ending when grass goes dormant in the fall, you can be sure your lawn will look great all season long. The Bilger’s lawn care package includes personalized lawn recommendations, free service calls and the following five lawn treatment applications.

Step 1 – Spring

Pre-emergent crabgrass control and formulated granular fertilizer

  • Pre-emergent crabgrass control is applied in the early spring before crabgrass begins growing.
  • At this time a granular fertilizer will also be applied to help jump start your lawn.
  • If you are reseeding, please request that we do not apply pre-emergent crabgrass control. It will interfere with the germination of your grass seed.

Step 2 – Early Summer

Broadleaf weed control and formulated granular fertilizer

  • Dandelions and other broadleaf weeds are managed with this round.
  • Our granulated fertilizer formulation provides continued nourishment to keep your lawn green. Thick, healthy lawns crowd out weeds.

Step 3 – Grub Control

Although grubs are not always a problem this application will ensure these root eating pests will stay far away.

Step 4 – Mid-Late Summer

Formulated granular fertilizer and broadleaf weed control.

Step 5 – Core Aeration 

Step 6 – Late Fall

Granulated winterizer fertilizer

Formulated granulated fertilizer will not only keep your lawn lush and green in the fall but

this application will help your turf perform in the early spring.

Additional Lawn Services

Lawn Aeration

Aeration is beneficial for all established lawns. It is the best way to reduce thatch, loosen up compacted soils and make it easier for water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots of your turf. Lawn aeration is recommended to be done in the spring or fall.

Flea and Tick Control
If fleas and ticks become rampant and threaten the health of people or pets, an application of turf insect control can help to reduce these populations in the yard.
Fungus/Disease Control
Many lawn fungus problems go away naturally when weather conditions change. However, in certain cases fungicides are required to reduce disease activity and maintain a healthy lawn.
Soil Testing
There are cases where soil testing may be recommended to help determine a more specific nutrient management for a lawn or landscape area. Please call us directly for a personalized quote.
Lime Appication

After Soil testing you may need a granulated Lime application to balance out your ph levels and help your lawn accept the fertilizer you are putting down.

Organic lawn fertilizers and weed control
Bilger’s is happy to give you a quote on organic lawn care in an effort to help are environment.
Lime (pH Balance)
Mid-Season Crabgrass

Taking Care of your New Lawn

Now that your new lawn is seeded…

Watering: This is the single most important factor in establishing your new lawn. Once the seed has been planted, begin light and frequent watering. Apply enough water to keep the soil surface continually moist, not wet. Avoid over watering as it may produce puddles and cause the seed to wash out. Remember, the top layer of the soil must not dry out, thus more frequent watering is necessary if the weather is hot and or windy. We recommend early morning watering, if possible. This allows the seed bed to dry out over night and keeps fungual growth to a minimum. Straw is used to protect the seed bed from erosion and to retain moisture. If straw was used, make certain to water it immediately after installation to keep it from blowing. Also make certain it remains evenly distributed and does not clump or pile up.

Germination: After 10 – 14 days you should begin to see new growth emerging from the seed bed. DO NOT PANIC when weeds appear. All soil contains weed seed and although they may appear to be a problem, they actually help shade new seedlings and help conserve surface moisture. You may also notice some bare areas in the lawn, again do not panic these usually fill in with time and over seeding. Once a good stand of turf grass is established, longer deeper watering is recommended.

Mowing: You can begin to mow your new lawn when it reaches 3-4″ in height. Mowing a young lawn helps it to thicken and encourages stronger root growth. Never cut your new lawn shorter than 3 inches the first year, doing so can and will damage new seedlings. Straw will naturally decay, do not remove it. Raking out the straw can damage the root system of the new seedlings and thin the lawn.

Fertilization: After the third mowing, you may notice your newly seeded lawn turning yellow. This is the time to begin your fertilization program. A broadleaf weed n feed application may be applied to encourage root development and kill off any broadleaf weeds that have germinated. Continue treatment of your new lawn with a fertilization program. Some over seeding maybe required to fill in any bare areas. New lawns take a great deal of time and commitment to achieve success. It can take up to a year for your lawn to fully mature and become thick and dense. Be patient and please give us a call with any questions you may have regarding your lawn.

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