Lawn Care Treatments for DC
At Mowing & More we offer lawn care services and maintenance to residents in DC & Hyattsville MD to help keep your lawn looking green and weed-free. Our complete program consists of 5 unique treatments that are applied between March and November. Below are the descriptions of what is included as part of each application.
We also offer core aeration and over-seeding services as great way to help maintain a thick and lush lawn.
1) Early Spring Application (March - April)
This is a liquid application of fertilizer, broadleaf weed control and Pre-Emergent for Crabgrass. This will control the Winter Annual weeds such as: Henbit, Chickweed, etc. The fertilizer encourages grass to grow again after being dormant all winter, turns the grass green, thickens the lawn, and helps new root growth. The Pre-Emergent helps control annual weeds that germinate from seed every year. Crabgrass is the main weed we are concerned about during this period.
2) Late Spring Application (May - June)
This is a liquid application of fertilizer, broadleaf weed control and Pre-Emergent for Crabgrass. This is a similar treatment as the Early Spring. The lawn now has weeds such as Dandelions, clover, Black Medic, etc. Fertilizer is used for continued color and growth. We apply a second Pre-Emergent because as the first application has broken down at this point.
In the late spring we also offer an optional grub treatment that protects the lawn against a grub worm infestation. Grub worms eat the roots of the grass and can kill large parts of the lawn.
3) Early Summer Application (June - July)
Summer conditions can stress your lawn so let us help keep it healthy and green. We'll apply slow release fertilizer and will treat it for broadleaf weeds.
4) Early Fall Application (September)
This is a slow release fertilizer and broadleaf weed control treatment. The fertilizer thickens the lawn, encourages new root growth and controls the dandelions and other weeds that germinate at this time.
5) Late Fall/Winter Application (December)
We apply a high potassium fall feeding to provide food for the turf and encourage new root development. This helps make the turf more disease and drought resistant. Late Fall/Winter applications will get the grass off to an excellent start for next season and helps ensure Spring "Green-up".
The heat of summer takes its toll on lawns and aeration and over-seeding is a great way to help maintain a thick and lush lawn. The process of Core Aeration involves removing ½" wide and 2"-3" deep cores of soil from the lawn. The Core Aeration helps to aerate the soil and improve the health of the existing grass. By puncturing the upper crust of the soil, the core aeration allows water and nutrients to more easily infiltrate the soil where they help the grass to grow and stay healthy. The holes that are created by the Core Aeration are an ideal spot for new grass to grow. Because of this we over-seed immediately after the Core Aeration to thicken the lawn by adding new grass. The lawn must be watered on a daily basis for 2-3 weeks after seeding for optimal results. For areas that are extremely bare, we can top dress the seed with peat moss to promote quicker germination.