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Green lawn, weed-free in six steps

Greenlawn’s most popular service is a six-step program that starts in early spring, when your lawn is just waking up. The six-step service program continues periodically, about every five weeks, through late fall on a well-timed schedule planned by Greenlawn.

Here’s all you need to do:

  • If it’s a liquid application we ask you to avoid watering and mowing for a 24 hour period in order to let the application settle into the turf.
  • If we apply a granular application, it works better if you irrigate your lawn to activate the product.
  • Maintain a lawn mowing height of 3 – 3 1/2 inches during the growing season to maximize shading of roots.  Sharp  mower blades are imperative to reduce blade tearing.
  • Irrigate lawn in times of drought.  A typical lawn needs at least 1 inch of rainfall/irrigation per week to maintain lush, green color.

By the way, the professional-grade products we apply have a strength and formulation not available at a big-box store. Each time we do an application, we give you a newsletter telling you exactly what we’re applying and any instructions that you can help with.

Application 1 – Early Spring

Greenlawn fertilizes your lawn and attacks crabgrass before it starts sprouting. The fertilizers we use include urea and potash, and for newly seeded or sodded lawns, a dose of phosphorous. At the same time, we select and apply a weed control product for pre-emergent control of crabgrass and many other broadleaf weeds.

Application 2 – Late Spring

This fertilizer application consists of a balanced nitrogen, phosphate (if needed), and potassium plus iron to promote greening. The weed control products we include with this application target dandelions, plantain, chickweed and other unwanted plants in your lawn.

Application 3 – Summer

Another shot of fertilizer and weed control formulated for summer weather conditions. This application may be granular and may be combined with our grub control application if included in your program.

Application 4 – Late Summer

A late summer weed-and-feed application combines our specially formulated fertilizers and weed controls to arrest those dandelions, plantains and chickweeds whose seeds have drifted into your yard.

Application 5 – Early Fall

By early fall, most perennials will have come and gone and your annual flower plantings will have peaked, but weed seeds are still active. So, Greenlawn applies another dose of lawn fertilizer and weed control, adjusting the products to get the best results possible for our fall weather conditions in Southeast Michigan.

Application 6 – Late Fall

Believe it or not, fall is THE best time to control weeds. Weed control products applied at this time are transported to the roots, killing the entire plants instead of just the parts above the soil surface. The late fall fertilizing formula keeps your grass healthy right until the time it goes dormant and becomes covered with snow.

Optional organic lawn fertilizing and weed control program

Greenlawn’s regular six-step lawn fertilization and weed control program meets or exceeds all state and federal requirements for environmental responsibility. However, if you want an all-organic and/or herbicide-free approach to your lawn’s care, we can do that too. The goal of organic lawn care is to stimulate the biological activity in the soil. Our products feed the soil through the introduction of select beneficial microbial species allowing them to facilitate the natural process inherent to healthy plant growth.