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In Bangor Maine there are many do it yourself, individuals. Pick and choose any of the following targeted lawn care programs and services. This allows you the flexibility of doing some of the work yourself and we’ll handle the tough stuff!
4 Step Weed Management & Basic Fertilizer
Biostimulant ProgramA soil first approach to lawn care
- 4 separate biostimulant treatments to the soil to drive root systems and activate soil biology. Deepens the organic layer & stimulates the plant to drive roots deeper. Harnesses the power of your soils microbiology to build dark rich soil. Releases unavailable nutrients allowing the plant to utilize what’s already there. On top of this, we will further customize your service line up with other recommendations such as Grub Management, Surface Pest management and other needs your lawn may require. After service inspection analysis delivered by email. Tips and educational emails. Courteous technicians who respect your property.
Magic Carpet ProgramA basic fertility program
- 4 separate balanced fertility visits with spot broadleaf weed management. On top of this, we will further customize your service line up with other recommendations such as Grub Management, Surface Pest management and other needs your lawn may require. After service inspection analysis delivered by email. Tips and educational emails. Courteous technicians who respect your property.
Feeding activity of grubs hits its peak in fall and spring, spring is the perfect time for a preventive treatment. Beetles, particularly European Chafer and Japanese beetles, will be laying their eggs in your grass during the late summer and fall. The eggs will hatch as tiny grubs and disappear into the soil beneath your turf. Once there, they’ll quietly feed on the roots of your grass plants until cool weather. Next spring, they’ll start feeding again, before forming a pupa from which new beetles will emerge. The new generation lays eggs and the problem goes on and on. Left untreated, your lawn will start to suffer the visible damage grubs can inflict. Brown patches begin to form where the grass dies because roots have been chewed away. The infestation can be widespread on a lawn causing extensive damage to your property. The dead grass on grub-eaten areas eventually has to be removed and those areas reseeded or sodded. Without care, even the replanted areas are susceptible to further damage from the next life cycle of grubs. If you have had grubs or your neighbors have there is an 80% chance or greater that they will lay eggs in your lawn areas.
You can check for grubs by grasping any brown patch in your hands and tugging. If the sod pulls up like carpeting, grubs have been at work. You might even see grubs on the underside of the turf if they’re finishing off their meal in that patch.
Surface Insect Management
Surface feeders can be your biggest enemy
In and around the home, ants, flies and mosquitoes are considered the “pestiest” of pests, because of the way they can spoil activities like back yard cook outs. But remember, a lawn–especially one that’s been weakened by hot summer weather can easily fall prey to insect problems that are unique to lawns. And it would be a mistake to underestimate the damage your lawn can sustain from insect pests. Tiny insects are hard to detect and they can cause brown spots and other damage to your lawn before you know it. Their eggs are near microscopic in size and the different stages of insect growth make it confusing to know what products to use and when to use them. Plan ahead and protect your lawn, home, children & pets! You literally wouldn’t wish fleas & ticks on a dog. Yet environmental conditions, proximity to woods and open fields and wildlife and pests (yours or your neighbor’s) near your home can lead to an infestation of these pesky and potentially harmful critters. The good news is that our professional treatment service will help rid your lawn of fleas and ticks. Protect your home from these insects. Other stress factors you should know… Don’t forget: your lawn can also be trying to deal with a variety of summer stress factors, such as weeds, heat, heavy traffic or drought. The answer is to keep your lawn well-fed while you defend it against insects.
Soil pH Management
Broadleaf Weed Management
All about weeds
The two basic kinds of weeds in most lawns are broadleaf and grasses. Dandelions and clover are broadleaf weeds, while crabgrass is a grassy type. There are also perennial and annual weeds with very different life cycles. Summer weeds have a thick, waxy coating that makes them the toughest to control. We have specialized approaches for controlling the various types of weeds common to lawns. Mow high Longer grass cuts off the light and warmth weeds need. Water Whenever weed control is applied, the results are much better when the weeds are actively growing. So, water if necessary at treatment time. Regular fertilization Regular fertilization is the best way to produce a healthy, thick stand of grass that can fight off invading weeds.
Working together, we can keep your lawn beautiful and healthy while keeping most of the weeds out, too. We recommend a full lawn care program to control weeds. But, if basic weed control is what your looking for we can certainly to that as well.
Crabgrass management requires a sound turf maintenance program together with a planned fertility program. A dense turf is the best protection against invasion by crabgrass. Cultural practices that promote a dense, healthy turf include regular mowing and watering together with timely fertilization, aeration, and de-thatching. Pest management including insect and disease control is also essential to preventing crabgrass invasions.
Since crabgrass germinates from April through September in most areas of the country (slightly shorter periods in other areas). All of these products should be applied about 2 weeks prior to the expected date of emergence of crabgrass. Since this date varies from North to South and from year to year, a specific date must be developed by turf managers from past experiences, climatic conditions and, perhaps, biological indicators.
We provide Crabgrass management before germination and when it’s actively growing.
What this means is that we have invested in the best products with minimal impact on the environment to provide you the best management possible. Our professional grade products allow us to apply it even after it germinates and still controls and prevents Crabgrass. Not to mention it prevents other broadleaf weeds as well reducing treatments necessary. Our normal treatment is applied in the spring and will prevent it all summer long. This is especially beneficial when your lawn has been compromised by grubs. Applying this in the spring will keep crabgrass out of the areas of damage allowing the lawn to grow normally. When September arrives you can then overseed the damaged areas and not have to deal with the crabgrass during seeding.
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