The 7-Step Lawn Care Program

In New England, our lawns face many challenges:

  • Intense heat of the summer sun
  • Winter wind chill on bare lawns
  • Alternating droughts and floods (and mud season!)
  • And the fact that, as the old saying goes, “if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour!”

To keep your lawn healthy, you need to pay close attention to it, and stay ahead of weeds and insects!

Our lawn care program combines specific fertilization and preventative lawn care treatments. Our slow-release fertilizers provide essential growth-promoting nutrients, allowing your lawn to out-compete weeds.

Our 7-Step Lawn Care Program below includes the following seasonal applications which, when complemented by our best practices, will yield the perfect lawn.

Spring Lawn Application

(April through mid-May)
  • Fertilizer with crabgrass control
  • Broadleaf weed control. Most common this time of year are dandelions and clover.

*Prodiamine, Isoactyl ester, Butoxyethanol ester, Dicamba, 2-4-D

Early Summer Lawn Application

(Mid-May through June)
  • Fertilizer with crabgrass control
  • Post-emergent crabgrass and broadleaf weed control as needed
  • Grub control applied in combination

*Dithiopry, Quinqlorac, 2-4-D, Dicamba, Sulfentrazone

Summer Lawn Application with Surface Insect Control

(June through mid-August)
  • Slow release fertilizer
  • Broadleaf weed control as needed

*2-4-D, Dicamba, Quinqlorac, Bifenthrin, Sulfentrazone

Late Summer/Fall Application

(Mid-August through September)
  • Slow release fertilizer
  • Broadleaf weed control as needed

*2-4-D, Dicamba

Winterizer Application

(September through November)
  • Fall fertilizer that promotes root growth
  • Broadleaf weed control as needed

*Isoactyl ester, Butoxyethanol ester, Dicamba, 2-4-D

Soil Enhancement

(September through November)
  • Soil enhancement applied to increase the pH and magnesium levels
  • Ask our lawn specialist if an additional spring application might also be beneficial for your lawn

Grub Control

  • Targets egg laying stage of Japanese Beetle, European Chafer and Oriental Beetle
  • Grubs can destroy your lawn by feeding on the root systems, and they are also a food source for skunks, moles, and birds that may dig up your lawn


*Chemicals that will possibly be used during this step
**Programs may vary depending on customer request
***Other chemicals that will possibly be used: Bifenthrin, Halosulfuron, Fenoxaprop, Chlorophenyl, Glyphosate, Pelargonic acid, Trichlorfon, Propiconazole, Azoxystrobin, Topramezone

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