In Lincoln, lawn care is a broad term that can be used to describe many different services ranging from lawn mowing and lawn fertilizer, to pruning bushes and aerating. That’s why we’ve made it a dedicated point to show that when you get lawn care from Summit, you have so many more options than you may have originally thought. Although our Premium Mowing and Premium Fertilization/Weed Control Programs are our most popular services, take a look below and see if anything else we have to offer suits your fancy!
IN LINCOLN, ALL LAWN CARE FERTILIZERS ARE NOT EQUAL. AND NOT ALL WEED CONTROLS ARE EFFECTIVE FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH.
In fact, most homeowners are not aware that fertilizer and weed control are two entirely different products in the lawn care process. You can go to the big retail stores and buy a pretty fertilizer package that promises green grass and a weed-free lawn. But because it’s shipped nationwide, the ingredients in that package may not even be relevant to the soil and grass types here in the Lincoln area! That’s where we come in. Even in Lincoln, it is important to recognize that areas like Capital Beach have totally different soil and grass types than the South Pointe area. That’s why our licensed lawn technicians assess your lawn at each visit to provide a more encompassing lawn care service and give YOUR lawn exactly what it needs. If a green and weed-free lawn is your destination, our Premium 6-Step Fertilizer/Weed Control Program is the highway to get there.
Your lawn has a growing season. This is all dependent upon weather and soil temperatures, but generally speaking, our program begins in March/April and ends in November/December. We offer a 6-Step Program that includes grub control in it. Throughout the growing season, there are 5 separate and specific fertilizer/weed control applications. Different times of year call for different types of fertilizers that your lawn is hungry for. We feed your lawn the nutrients that it craves during each point in the season to grow thick and strong. Healthy, thick grass is your best prevention to ever having a problem with weeds in the first place.
However, your lawn is still susceptible to an army of different weeds that come in separate waves during the year. Fortunately, our technicians have the enemy weed’s battle plans. We know what time of year each type of weed wants to attack, and we know how to fight back for the best weed control.
It is important to understand that getting a thick, green lawn is a process. One application of fertilizer and lawn treatment to spray weeds will not solve long term problems. You can sign up at any point during the season and hop into the current application rotation, but this service is designed to work as an ongoing program. We are encouraging the grass to grow thicker with each application, and continually killing off new weeds as they appear. So when is the best time to begin? Today!
In short: sometimes yes and sometimes no. When it comes to your lawn, there are three variables at play: anything we do, anything you do, and anything nature does. We work together with you to combat whatever nature throws our way. What does that mean? After each fertilizer application, we provide you with a summary of what we did, what you can expect to see, and any directions you may need to complete. This is where you will find any pertinent watering directions for this specific application.
**Please note that there will be an additional charge to control uncommon weeds like Yellow Nutsedge
**Any fungicide or insecticide treatments needed for your turf will need a separate treatment plan
THIS CRITICAL STEP IS INCLUDED IN OUR BASIC 6 STEP PROGRAM, SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY IF YOU’RE RECEIVING IT OR NOT!
White grubs generally come from the larvae of June Bugs and Japanese Beetles, which Lincoln has a large population of. The bugs mate and lay their eggs in the soil, where these critters hatch and begin eating grassroots. Slowly but surely, large brown spots begin developing in the yard. Not only do the grubs destroy your lawn, but they also attract other animals like raccoons and opossums that will tear up your lawn to find and eat the grubs. No matter what you do, lawn grubs are going to find your lawn. Small quantities are fine and of no concern. However a large infestation can occur without warning signs, so it’s best to prevent them to begin with. It’s much more cost-effective to prevent lawn grubs than to reseed or re-sod your lawn to repair the damage full-grown lawn grubs can cause.
Grub control is included in our basic 6 step program, so you don’t have to worry if you are getting it or not! The product helps ensure grub eggs die as soon as they hatch, so your lawn stays healthy and green. After the application, the technician will leave you instructions for watering to help you get the best results.
Although it is cheaper and easier to simply prevent lawn grubs, don’t lose hope if your lawn already has grubs. The best warning sign is a large dead spot developing in the lawn. The grass will peel away like a roll of carpet and you should be able to see white grubs in the soil. In the event that you do find yourself with a grub problem, they can still be eradicated. We also offer repairing services like overseeding and sodding of the area that the grubs destroyed.
If you’re ready to talk about preventing lawn grubs for your property, get in touch with us.
Your lawn can take a beating throughout the year thanks to weather, kids, and pets. There are nearly limitless possibilities why your lawn can start to thin out. Overseeding is an easy and effective way to strengthen your lawn and thicken your grass to help naturally protect against weed problems.
The best time of year to overseed your lawn is in the late summer and early fall. That way the soil is still warm, but the air is cool, providing optimal growing conditions. We avoid overseeding in the spring due to interference with our weed control program. Since overseeding goes hand-in-hand with aerating, we perform both services at the same time.
Overseeding cannot be done without proper aeration. As we have previously discussed in our aeration post, we aerate the lawn first to open up the soil and get the seed down into the soil, making growth faster and easier.
New grass seed is pretty sensitive and needs to follow a consistent watering schedule to get the best results. Your technician will leave you watering instructions.
If you’re ready to thicken up your lawn, get in touch with us.
The quote form we provided shows how much each individual application costs. During each step, we are doing different things. Some times of year call for special fertilizer while other times need specific weed controls to prevent certain types of weeds from becoming an issue. We simply price each step equally. A rough run down would be as follows:
Round 1: Early Spring – Pre-emergent and Fertilizer
Mid-March – Early May
A pre-emergent barrier is established to help prevent crabgrass and foxtail later in the season. This barrier has a life expectancy of roughly 8 weeks. We also use fertilizers that will help jump-start color and pull the lawn out of winter dormancy. Most of the time when we come through during this round, any visible weeds are not yet mature enough to be sprayed. If we spray them, nothing will happen. This is all dependent on when spring comes and what soil temperatures are.
Call or text our office staff during our office hours and we will be ready and happy to help.
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
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