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Preparing your lawn and landscape for Spring
Turf Management Through Cross-Mowing
Spring Crabgrass Prevention
2016 Lawn and Landscape Season
Broadleaf weeds

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Preparing your lawn and landscape for Spring

As we get closer to spring, making the proper preparations can mean the difference between a low-maintenance, manageable lawn and landscape, or a never ending battle all season long.  Things you should be thinking about and planning for now are:

1.  Weed control for your landscape beds (both pre and post-emerge herbicides and bed cultivation)
2.  Dormant trimming for your shrubs and trees
3.  Crabgrass control for your turf

Cultivation of your current mulch in your landscape beds is always a good idea midway throughout the winter.

Turf Management Through Cross-Mowing

Maintaining a healthy lawn is not just limited to applying adequate amounts of fertilizer and weed control products, but also in the mowing process.  Mowing the lawn at the appropriate height and frequency is also an extremely important step in maintaining a thick, healthy turfbed. 

The rule of a third is a great management tool in determining the setting of your mower deck. In the spring, turf tends to grow at a much quicker rate as it comes out of dormancy.  It is not uncommon to have to mow twice in a seven day interval in order to keep the lawn under control.

Spring Crabgrass Prevention

Good Morning Everyone!

Crabgrass will be an epidemic over the next several seasons due to the wet summer we had in 2015.  Crabgrass is an annual, warm season grass that can be hard to control if not done at the appropriate time.  It can begin the germination process once soil temperatures reach 55 degrees in our region.  The most optimal way to prevent crabgrass is before it starts--meaning that the application of a good pre-emergent herbicide combined with your spring fertilizer can help prevent crabgrass from germinating and taking over your lawn.

2016 Lawn and Landscape Season

The 2016 Lawn and Landscape Season is right around the corner!

Total Quality Lawncare and Landscaping, LLC is accepting new customers for the following divisions:

1.  Turf Maintenance (Commercial Mowing and Residential Mowing)
2.  Turf maintenance (annual fertilizer / weed control program)
3.  Landscaping

Our annual fertilizer / weed control program is a seven step program comprised of 11 treatments that includes aeration/over-seeding in the fall.  We offer a pre-payment option for our program that saves the customer 10% over the entire year if pre-paid up front.

Broadleaf weeds

In 2012, expect a high number of broadleaf weeds to appear in even the healthiest of lawns.  Reasoning for this is that the ground never stayed frozen for a long period of time over the winter.  Herbicide applications at specific intervals as directed by the manufacturer on the product label will help keep these weeds at bay and under control.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for a quote!

Spring is around the corner!

It's getting to be that time of year again everyone!  Time to start the spring clean-up process!  A good cultivation to your mulch beds will help loosen that old compacted mulch and allow nutrients and moisture to better reach your plants root system.  A good pre-emergent herbicide/fertilizer combo also helps to feed the roots and keep weeds out.  You should be applying or have your first app of fertilizer with crabgrass preventer around the first of March.  Please don't hesitate to contact us for pricing on your spring clean-up and fertilizer program for the year!
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