Eco-Turf Program

Green LawnThis program combines the benefits of organic turf care with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) weed and insect controls. IPM is an environmentally sensitive approach to controlling pests in the landscape which focuses on prevention. This approach utilizes thorough inspection and identification before carefully deciding on the appropriate treatment, often limiting the use of pesticides and herbicides.

We recommend starting with a complete lawn analysis through soil testing. The soil test will tell us your soil pH, organic matter, nutrient contents and soluble salts. Once the soil test results are returned, we can adjust our program to meet your lawn’s specific needs.

ECO-TURF PROGRAM

Spring
4/1 - 5/15
Organic-based fertilizer to promote biological activity in the soil and provide turf with necessary
nutrients.
Pre-emergent controls to prevent crabgrass from sprouting.
Soil conditioners (40% organic matter) to improve soil structure.
Broadleaf weed control (as needed) to treat non-grassy weeds such as dandelion.
Late Spring
5/1 - 6/30
Organic-based fertilizer to promote biological activity in the soil and provide turf with necessary nutrients.
Pre-emergent controls to prevent crabgrass from sprouting.
Soil conditioners (40% organic matter) to improve soil structure.
Broadleaf weed control (as needed) to treat non-grassy weeds such as dandelion.
Summer
7/1 - 8/30
Organic-based fertilizer to promote biological activity in the soil and provide turf with necessary nutrients.
Iron for enhanced color.
Soil conditioners (60% organic matter) to improve soil structure.
Broadleaf weed control (as needed) to treat non-grassy weeds such as dandelion.
Surface/subsurface insect control to stop damage from insects feeding above or below the soil line (chinch bugs are common surface feeders, while grubs feed below ground).
Late Summer
8/15 - 10/1
Organic-based fertilizer to promote biological activity in the soil and provide turf with necessary nutrients.
Soil conditioners (40% organic matter) to improve soil structure.
Broadleaf weed control (as needed) to treat non-grassy weeds such as dandelion.
Fall
10/1 - 10/31
Organic-based fertilizer (30% organic matter) to promote biological activity in the soil and provide turf with necessary nutrients.
Broadleaf weed control (as needed) to treat non-grassy weeds such as dandelion.
pH ADJUSTMENT – SPRING/FALL: Most turfgrasses grow best in soil with a pH level between 6.1 and 6.9 (slightly acid). Soils with a pH level below this range will benefit from the addition of lime. If the pH level is above this range, aluminum sulfate may need to be added.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Micronutrients: To further enhance nutrient levels in the soil.

Aeration: To open up pathways for air, water and nutrients to reach the root zone while decreasing thatch accumulation.

Soil Test: To determine soil pH, organic matter, nutrient contents and soluble salts.