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Lawn Care

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Fertilization and Weed Control

Our comprehensive lawn fertilization and weed control program includes seven treatments each year. 

Ongoing fertilization provides essential nutrients to the grass, promoting robust root development, lush foliage, and overall vigor. Fertilization and nutrients help the grass outcompete weeds for space, sunlight, and nutrients. Additionally, a well-fertilized lawn is better equipped to withstand environmental stressors such as drought, heat, and foot traffic, further minimizing opportunities for weeds to establish.

We incorporate weed control measures alongside fertilization, further enhancing the health and appearance of the lawn. Weed control treatments target existing weeds while preventing new weed growth, ensuring a consistently weed-free lawn. Doing so not only improves the aesthetics of the lawn but also reduces competition for resources, allowing the grass to thrive.

You can start your service any time of the year.

Enjoy peace of mind with our commitment to free retreatments between scheduled treatments, if needed.

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Our 7-Treatment Lawn Care Program

With expertly timed treatments throughout the year, our program ensures your lawn receives the nutrients it needs to thrive while effectively targeting and eliminating weeds.

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Treatments vary based on the time of year of application

  • Organic fertilizer to enhance grass color
  • Nutrients to help your lawn rebound from summer stress, and then prepare for the next growing season
  • Nitrogen to strengthen roots and stimulate growth
  • Post-emergent weed to knock back existing weeds
  • Pre-emergents to prevent future weed growth
core aeration for a Fescue lawn in Virginia
Seeding a Fescue lawn in Virginia

Core Aeration and Seeding

The "Core" Foundation for a Healthy Lawn

Core aeration and seeding are essential practices for maintaining the health and vitality of your Fescue lawn.

Core aeration is the removal of small plugs of soil from the lawn. Aeration helps alleviate soil compaction and allows vital air, water, and nutrients to penetrate deeper into the root zone. This process promotes healthier root growth, enhances the overall vigor of the turf, and improves its ability to withstand environmental stressors such as heat, drought, and foot traffic.

Overseeding, completed with core aeration, is the spreading grass seed across the lawn. The holes from aeration act as a pocket in the ground for the new grass seed to germinate. Fescue is a clump-style grass, so seeding is particularly crucial for rejuvenating and maintaining a thick, healthy turf. It's necessary for the grass to fill in thin or bare areas.

Lawn Care FAQ's

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How often should I water my lawn?

Fescue lawns require about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, either from rainfall or irrigation. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth.

How high should I mow?

Keep fescue grass mowed to a height of 2.5 to 3.5 inches and never take off more than 1/3 of the blade.

What common lawn pests and diseases do we see in our area?

Common pests include white grubs and armyworms and the disease brown patch can also be problematic. Proper lawn care practices, including adequate watering, fertilization, and weed control can help prevent these issues.

Should I aerate and seed my fescue grass?

Maintaining a vibrant fescue lawn requires regular aerating and overseeding. As fall and winter signal the peak growth period for fescue, it's the perfect time to initiate these essential practices.

Unlike spreading grasses, fescue grows in clumps, making overseeding crucial for filling in thin areas caused by foot traffic or other damage. Our custom fescue seed blend is known for outperforming generic options found in big-box stores.

Ensure the health and beauty of your lawn with our expert-recommended aerating and overseeding services.

When is the best time to plant fescue grass seed?

Fall is the optimal time to plant fescue grass seed in the mid-Atlantic area. This allows the grass to establish a strong root system before the heat of summer.

How many lawn treatments are applied each year?

We apply seven treatments annually, tailored specifically to address the unique needs of fescue grass. From fertilization and weed control to aeration and overseeding, each treatment is strategically timed to maximize the health and beauty of your lawn. With our seven-step program, you can trust that your lawn will receive the care it deserves, resulting in lush, resilient greenery that enhances your outdoor space throughout the seasons.