Fertilizing Services

14 Point Lawn Analysis

The 14 Point Lawn Analysis serves as our guide to your lawn's health and condition. Once you become a American Tree and Turf Inc. customer, your Lawn Specialist incorporates these findings and recommendations into your lawn care program.

1. Grass Types:
Most lawns are not made up of one single grass type. They are a blend of several. It's best to know which types are prevalent in your lawn in order to provide the best care.

2. Turf Density:
It's important to keep your lawn thick because dense, healthy turf discourages weeds and crabgrass.

3. Color:
The color of your grass says a lot about its health. A light colored lawn may mean it's lacking important nutrients. Different varieties of turf have different color optimums.

4. Thatch:
Thatch is a layer of living and dead leaves, stems and roots just above the soil. Too much thatch will reduce a lawn's response to fertilizers and affects watering practices. Disease and insect problems are greater where thatch is excessive.

5. Lawn Diseases:
There are many types of diseases that can affect the appearance and health of your lawn. Because diseases are difficult to predict, we cannot guarantee your lawn will not be affected by diseases. If diseases become a problem, our Lawn Care Specialists can assist you to determine what steps can be taken to help your lawn recover

6. Soil Type:
Knowing the type and condition of your soil will help determine your lawn's needs. If soil is compacted, core aeration is recommended.

7. Broadleaf Weeds:
Some weeds can be very difficult to control. Certain weeds spread very rapidly and can quickly choke out your grass. It's best to have a professional prescribe the proper weed controls for best results.

8. Mowing:
Few homeowners realize the importance of mowing correctly. Cutting certain grass types too low or infrequently can cause the lawn to turn brown and increases its susceptibility to weeds, diseases, and crabgrass.

9. Insects:
Thousands of insects live in your grass. Some are helpful, while others threaten your lawn's health and vitality. It's important to know if damaging insects are present in your area so they can be prevented or controlled.

10. Shade:
Being aware of your lawn's exposure to sunlight and shade helps determine the type of grass that grows best in your lawn.

11. Watering:
The amount of water your lawn receives is critical to its health. Improper watering is usually the cause of pale, sparse turf and many disease and weed problems.

12. Problem Grasses:
Certain grasses are classified as weeds because they disrupt the appearance of your lawn. Annual grassy weeds are reduced with timely service visits, while most perennial grassy weeds are difficult to control.

13. Potential:
Some lawns, no matter how much work is put into them, will never look as lush and healthy as others. Be aware of those who over promise the guarantee of a perfect lawn. You may be disappointed.

14. Present Conditions:
Even great looking lawns require continual care. We can help maintain your lawn at its best with our full service, annual lawn care program.

Pet Friendly Program

We offer a 5 treatment system that will outperform the competitors 7 step programs. These 5 treatments consist of:

Spring Application
Controlled released fertilizer with crab grass preventative. It is very important at this time that crabgrass and foxtail control be applied. Quick action is very important to insure the greatest percentage of control. Broadleaf weed control is included only after temperatures have reached 45 degrees or above.

Early Summer Application
Broadleaf weed control is applied with this application. We can only control the broadleaf weeds that are present at the time of application. It will not prevent new weeds from germinating.

Summer Application
Hot weather brings out the chinch bugs, sod webworms, and grubs. This treatment will control and prevent insect damage for the entire season. Insecticides are applied on an as needed basis to control them. Fertilizer is applied to help your lawn through the summer heat.

Fall Application
This treatment has the heaviest rate of broadleaf weed control to eliminate any summer annuals that may have appeared in your lawn.

Winterizer Application
Fertilizer is applied to help prevent winter stress and to promote healthy root development. This also helps your lawn to green up sooner next spring.

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