Date: _________ Time: __________,
Your application consisted of the following:
- A slow release, low nitrogen fertilizer along with organic nutrients was applied to continue keeping your lawn green and healthy. By applying light rates of fertilizer, you give the lawn the nutrients it needs without over-stimulating top growth. Too much top growth and the turf could become susceptible to insects and diseases.
- A preventative grub control was applied. This product will help in reducing damaging insects that may occur later in the season if otherwise not treated.
- A liquid broadleaf and grassy weed control was applied today on a spot spray basis only. Broadcast applications are only done if the lawn has heavy weed pressure present. A sticking agent, also known as a surfactant/adjuvant is added so the product spreads out and sticks to the leaf of the weeds. This allows the weed control to still be effective should rainfall come after the treatment has been applied.
- ___ Disease is active at this point. If checked, a fungus control or additional nitrogen fertilizer was needed and an additional charge may have been added based on severity.
- ___ If checked, a soil sample was taken and sent out for analysis.
Today’s Observations of your Lawn
|Soil Moisture Level:||OK||Too Wet/Saturated||Too Dry; Needs watering|
|Lawn Conditions:||OK||Soil is compacted||Core Aeration needed|
|Thatch Levels:||OK||Borderline; 1/2”-3/4”||Excessive; over 3/4”|
|Clumps of grass need to be removed||Lawn is cut too short.||Height of grass is”|
Grass blade tips are shredded. Sharpen blade, increase engine speed and/or cut more frequently
To avoid possible skin or eye irritation, do not walk without shoes, or allow children and pets to play on your lawn until the products just applied have been watered in and/or the lawn is dry. A sign has been placed by the curb to caution people that an application was made. Please remove the sign after the lawn products have been watered in or after 72 hours, whichever occurs first.
- Should we be experiencing dry weather, watering in the application needs to be done to move the products down into the soil profile. Give the lawn a good soaking for approximately an hour per area. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, you may need to adjust those times.
- Be sure to monitor and continue to water any seeded areas through the summer. Root systems of new grass will not be able to survive long prolonged hot spells. Just like established turf, longer less frequent watering cycles are key to establishing deeper root systems.
- Established turf requires an inch of water per week – either from Mother Nature or from you. If you have an automatic irrigation system, this will usually take 20 to 30 minutes per zone twice a week. Otherwise, mechanical sprinklers will need to run for about an hour or two per area.
- Please make sure not to water your lawn on the day it is scheduled to be mowed.
- Wait at least 24 hours after your lawn service is completed to mow your lawn.
- Be sure your blade is sharp. A dull blade will shred the grass tips, causing the lawn to have a brown cast to it. This will also promote possible disease and insect activity.
- Continue to cut the lawn on a regular schedule…even areas that were seeded.
- Mow at the proper height…no shorter than 4” now. Do not cut so short as to scalp the lawn. This will lead to crabgrass breakthrough as well as encouraging other grassy and broadleaf weeds. Mowing at the proper height will increase root depth and retain moisture longer helping to reduce weed and disease pressure. If you have someone mowing your lawn, make sure to tell them about these procedures.
- Recycle or mulch grass clippings, as they return nutrients and moisture back to the soil. Clumps of grass should be raked or removed so as not to cause damage to the turf.
- Try to mow your lawn only when it is completely dry. It will be easier on your grass, on your lawn mower and on you. Be sure to alternate mowing directions. This will minimize compaction of the lawn.
Your next service is scheduled to be done in approximately 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the weather. That service will include another application of slow release low nitrogen fertilizer, as well as a surface insect control. Broadleaf and grassy weeds will be treated as well.
As always, I appreciate your business and the opportunity to take care of your lawn. Your questions or comments are very important to me. Should you have either, please let me know.
“GIVE A WEED AN INCH, IT WILL TAKE A YARD”