Maintenance - Fertilizing & Weed Control
Regular maintenance for fertilizer and weed control treatments, whether traditional "synthetic" or natural "organic", throughout the year is the BEST WAY to create a beautiful healthy lawn. At Culver's we apply PROFESSIONAL GRADE PRODUCTS, that make a difference!
Start your year off right with a Granular Pre-Emergent Fertilizer. This will get your lawn looking green right away. Plus by applying the pre-emergent, you will be reducing crabgrass, foxtail and other annual grassy weeds that tend to pop up later in the Spring months. The technicians at Culver's are licensed and insured and incur ongoing annual training. Granular fertilizer will promote a fast start to the growing season.
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By selecting Culver's to apply you will receive applications at the proper time and the amount of product used for your lawn will be appropriate. This first application will set the tone for the rest of the year.
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A Culver's technician will also take the time to inspect for any SNOW MOLD that occurs at this time. This damage will reveal discolored patches and is caused from snow sitting on lawns during the winter months with variable up and down temperatures. Our treatment combined with warmer temperatures will help bring the lawn right back.
During the Summer months Culver's will apply a Granular Slow Release Fertilizer. With the help of a regular water maintenance schedule, this will keep your lawn looking green even during a pretty harsh drought! Dry granular fertilizer applied in the summer during extended dry weather has been shown to bring back a yard out of dormancy quicker than a lawn that goes untreated during this time. GRUB ACTIVITY is high at this time.
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This is the optimal time to inspect and treat for any insect activity occurring in your lawn. The white grub (shown pictured) created by the Masked European Chaffer (June Bug) are the main turf destroying insects in Iowa and the Midwest area. At Culver's we apply a preventative insecticide that is a grub control that must be watered in within 3 or 4 days of the application. This treatment consists of an EPA approved and registered product which is proven to provide excellent results. Once brown patches and or discoloration occurs and or loose turf, the lawn is in a retroactive phase. It may not be too late, however, immediate curative control is warranted and will require another product that activates and kills within 24 hours. This is usually a late summer - early Fall application. Japanese Beetle larvae can be controlled in the turf also, but here's the catch. Most if not all of your damage from Japanese Beetles may be caused from them flying into your yard from adjacent untreated properties. That is why it is again important for a licensed Culver's technician to apply grub control and therefore keep your lawn grub free the whole season. Dry spot treatment of weeds will also be done as needed at this time and is a part of your application.
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At this time the technician may also speak with you in regard to your lawn's need for any core aerations and or power raking that would be of benefit to your lawn.
This application usually begins in October and will be a Granular Fertilizer which will help establish nutrients for the root system from the stresses of the summer months. By thickening the root system, you will develop a healthier and more disease resistant lawn for the next year. Vigorous growth takes place in the root system and not just above ground.
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This is the best time of the year for nutrient uptake. Power Raking at this time of the year also removes the dead thatch therefore enabling a better air exchange between the earth and air.
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This is our last chance of being on the property before Winter and we will inspect the turf once again and take notes for the next year.