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Why Fertilize the Lawn?

Your soil supplies some of the nutrients that turfgrass needs but most soils are not able to provide all of them during the entire growing season. A healthy and actively-growing lawn uses a great deal of energy. Fertilizer helps your lawn stay healthy by:

  • Promoting new leaf and root growth.
  • Aiding in recovery from foot traffic and pest damage.
  • Reducing and controlling weeds.
  • Replacing nutrients lost to leaching, volatilization and grass clipping removal
  • Controlling insects that live on and beneath the soil

Pre-emergent’s, such as those commonly used to prevent crabgrass, are weed killers which must be applied before the weeds germinate. They are ineffective if the weeds are already actively growing. Pre-emergent weed killers are often mixed with fertilizer and are designed to be spread in early spring. Crabgrass normally germinates when the ground temperature reaches 60° F - the ground temperature at which dogwood trees start to bud and forsythias begin blooming.

Begin fertilizing in late spring when the lawn begins to show signs of life. We time your fertilization regimen so the fertilizer will be used up before the onset of severe hot summer weather. We begin fertilizing again after the intense heat of the summer has subsided.

We have a number of different packages to choose from depending on your soil and turfgrass conditions.

We also offer grub control which helps to get rid of moles.

Moles are increasingly becoming a problem in Kansas City lawns.  Once moles enter the lawn they can completely destroy the turf grass which results in costly repairs.

Eliminating grub worms can help control the desire for moles to enter the lawn by taking away one of their major food sources.

Grubs feed on the tender roots of grass which kills the plant from the ground up.

Grubs are the beginning stage of beetles, such as the Japanese beetle. When the beetles begin to reproduce the female lays her eggs in the soil of the lawn.

One female can lay between 40 - 60 eggs over a period of weeks. When the eggs hatch, the young grubs begin to feed. Each grub is about 1" long when fully grown and lies in a curled “C” position.

In late autumn, the grubs dig down 4" to 8" into the soil and remain inactive all winter. The grub spends about 10 months of the year in the soil in the larval stage.

Then in late summer grubs then begin to feed and cause damage to the lawn. Oftentimes, grubs go unnoticed because they live beneath the surface and are only discovered when the signs of damage begin to be seen. Damage appears as brown, dry, and brittle patches of grass.

This is why grub control is put down in late may/early June every year.

The Lawn Guy offers a grub control treatment that will attack the grubs when they are most vulnerable and before they can cause damage to your lawn. The treatment targets grubs and does not harm other beneficial insects that live in your soil.

Fertilizer packages

Add Grub Control for $75.00

PH test available for $30.00

PH stability treatment $30.00/10,000 square ft

Fungi analysis $30.00

Fungicide treatment $100.00/10,000 square ft

8 Steps for All Grass’s Complete Care package with grub control

1. Pre-emergent plus Fertilizer March

2. Iron Plus Elite April

3. Pre-emergent plus Fertilizer April

4. Insecticide May

5. Grub Control plus Fertilizer Late May

6. Broad leaf control plus fertilizer June

7. Fall Fertilizer September

8. Winterize November

7 Steps for Blue Grass

1. Pre-emergent plus Fertilizer March

2. Pre-emergent plus Fertilizer April

3. Grub control plus fertilizer Late May

4. Broad leaf control plus fertilizer June

5. Insecticide Late August

6. Fall Fertilizer September

7. Winterize November

6 Steps for Fescue Blend

1. Pre-emergent plus Fertilizer March

2. Pre-emergent plus Fertilizer April

3. Broad leaf control plus fertilizer May

4. Insecticide plus fertilizer June

5. Fall Fertilizer September

6. Winterize November

6 Steps for Zoysia/ Bermuda

1. Pre-emergent plus Fertilizer March

2. Iron Plus Elite April

3. Broad leaf control plus fertilizer May

4. Insecticide plus fertilizer June

5. Fall Fertilizer September

6. Winterize November

 

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