Fertilization

Fertilization

Service Overview

Fertilization Services for Your Home

GrassMasters Landscaping & Lawn Care Service Experts for Homeowners

In order for your lawn to grow, it needs nutrition — just like people. Fertilizer provides the nutrition your lawn needs to be healthy and strong so it can remain green and vibrant throughout the seasons. Proper fertilization is an important part of any complete residential lawn care plan.

At GrassMasters, we work closely with our customers to customize lawn fertilization plans to ensure their lawns receive the nutrition they need to grow. We use high-quality, control-release fertilizers designed to encourage and stimulate turf growth.

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Keeping Grass Healthy & Weeds at Bay

Fertilization is a crucial aspect of many of our lawn care services, including:

  • Flower bed/plant bed maintenance — From tidying edges to planting flowering annuals to providing fertilization, mulching, and weed control treatments, we keep your garden beds and plant beds looking perfect throughout the year. Fertilizer is an important piece of this puzzle.
  • Lawn care — Keeping your lawn green and gorgeous seasonally requires fertilization treatments.
  • Weed control — Many people don’t realize this, but fertilization and effective weed control go hand in hand. By making sure your grass is healthy and thick, you’ll be effectively preventing the growth of unwanted plants. Most weed seeds won’t make it to the soil and those that do won’t receive sunlight or water. By feeding the “good” – meaning the grass on your lawn – you will effectively starve the “bad” – meaning weeds.

Home Property Maintenance

We provide numerous property maintenance packages for our valued customers. Each is designed to help our clients keep their properties looking pristine all year.

Our Essential Lawn Care Program contains two separate rounds:

  • Early Spring — Fertilizer for spring grass; weed control against annual and perennial weeds
  • Fall — Fertilizer for stronger roots and greener color as winter approaches; weed control against fall and winter weeds

Our Advanced Lawn Care Program is slightly more extensive and contains four separate rounds of care:

  • Early Spring — Fertilizer for spring grass; weed control against annual and perennial weeds
  • Late Spring — Fertilizer on the lawn for greener color and stronger roots
  • Late Summer — Fertilizer to keep grass green and healthy after the stressful heat of summer
  • Fall — Fertilizer for stronger roots and greener color as winter approaches; weed control against fall and winter weeds

Finally, our Premium Lawn Care Program contains six rounds of thorough lawn care:

  • Early Spring — Fertilizer for spring grass; weed control against annual and perennial weeds
  • Late Spring — Fertilizer on the lawn for greener color and stronger roots
  • Summer — Fertilizer for better color and protection against stress
  • Late Summer — Fertilizer to keep grass green and healthy after the stressful heat of summer
  • Fall — Fertilizer for stronger roots and greener color as winter approaches; weed control against fall and winter weeds
  • Winterizer — Fertilizer is applied to the lawn as winter dormancy sets in, designed to feed the root system and protect your grass against winter stress

PLAN AND DETAILS

Spring:During spring, fertilize and water your trees so they grow strong and healthy in the summer. It’s a bad idea to prune most trees in the spring because they are actively growing branches, buds and leaves. However, it’s a good time to plant new trees, so do your shopping early so your tree is in the ground for the heavy spring growing period.
Summer:In the summer, you should mostly leave your trees alone. Only conduct minor trimming or hazard removal if required. Unusually dry weather may require some extra watering, but if you water your grass regularly, your trees should be fine too.
FallUsually, trees go into their dormant phase in the fall season. This is the time to do major pruning and trimming to prepare the tree for next year. Remove dead and diseased branches, trim the top and sides for access to sunlight and for shape and generally complete any work that requires more than a few snips.
Winter:You can leave your trees alone during the winter. Protect them against the cold and snow if necessary. Use the winter to fell any trees that are dead, dying or may damage your home. However, note that winter is actually the best time to prune your trees. Arborists are also less busy, which may lead to lower prices.

POPULAR QUESTIONS

Pruning the tips of the branches every year on a lilac will cut off next year’s flower buds. Wait to renewal prune until after your lilacs bloom so you don’t cut off flower buds, removing the oldest branches to allow new young growth to form. An old overgrown lilac can be cut off at the ground and allowed to start over, but then may not bloom for a few years. What holds true for lilacs does not hold true for all flowering shrubs. Flower buds on roses and potentillas are formed on new growth, so pruning will not discourage their flowering.

It is better to plant shrubs and trees that will not outgrow their space. But renewal pruning or removing entire older stems and branches can control their size. Or you can even cut shrubs off completely at ground level to rejuvenate them.

Yes, recent research has shown the healing advantage of pruning branches exactly at the growth collar (a swelling of the union of the branch and the trunk). Do not leave a stub where decay, insects, and disease can enter. When shortening shoots, cut just above a growth bud facing outward from the tree or shrub. If you make cuts to an inward-turning bud, the new growth will eventually cross and rub other branches.

The latest thinking is that tree wound dressings are not needed on pruning cuts. Wounds will close by a natural callus with exposure to air.