Our expert advice is provided by Leuders Environmental, Inc, providers of lawn care programs.

Soil Test:  Every 3 years to determine if your soil is providing your lawn all the proper nutrients it needs to grow properly.

Fertilize:  Fertilizer must be tailored to your soil conditions and applied in a systematic and consistent basis.  Fertilize in early spring, early summer, late summer, and fall.  Fertilization builds root structure so it is more resistant to drought, insects, and wees while providing thicker greener lawns.

Weed Control:  Reducing weeds requires year long attention and includes preventative, general and spot treatment.

Insect Control:
  Most damage caused by insects is not evident until significant underlying damage has occurred.  Regular attention to insect control is adviced.

Grub Prevention:  Grubs can remove the lawns root care system and not be detected until the damage is done.  A grub prevention treatment eliminates the threat completely.  This program should be consistent.

Tips for a beautiful natural turf:

VISIT
EARLY SPRING EARLY SUMMER LATE SUMMER FALL
FERTILIZE
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X
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X
LAWN REPORT
 
 
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PRE-EMERGENT CRABGRASS CONTROL
X
 
 
 
SPOT-TREAT CRABGRASS
 
X
X
X
SPOT-TREAT BROADLEAF WEEDS
X
X
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X
 

For maintaining a lawn without compromising the environment…(provided by Ecological Landscape Association)

  • A yearly application of compost for established lawn, applied on the top of the alwn in the fall at a thickness of 1/8” to ¼” will provide organic matter and nutrients to the soil.
  • Mow lawns with a sharp blade at least 3” high, never cutting more than one-third of the blade length
  • Leave the lawn clippings on the soil for added nutrients and organic matter
  • Use an organic fertilizer made from blends of manure, feather meal, blood-meal, and kelp
  • Irrigation of lawn is unnecessary in most cases. Turf grasses will go dormant during periods of drought and then turn green again when natural rainfall returns.

‘A gasoline-powered lawnmower running for an hour puts out about the same amount of smog-forming emissions as 40 new automobiles running for an hour.’ –Air Resources Board of the California EPA”