There is more to a beautiful lawn than just watering and mowing. Proper lawn care requires fertilization, protection from weeds and pests, and attention to the soil in a plan tailored to the specific conditions of the property.
At Urban Tree Service we separate ourselves from the competition by combining the highest quality products with decades of experience to provide our customers with lush, healthy lawns. In addition to our standard slow-release fertilizers and controls for weeds, insects, and disease, we may recommend a custom treatment program tailored to your specific soil conditions.
- Fertilization – Few techniques will have a larger impact on the appearance of your lawn, and our slow release fertilizer will give your lawn the nutrients it needs to thrive.
- Core Aeration – A lawn’s soil will be compacted over time by foot traffic, mowing, and general use. Core aeration addresses this by removing “cores” from the lawn, allowing water, air and nutrients to more easily enter the root zone.
- Insect & Grub Control – Grubs can destroy an otherwise healthy lawn from underneath by feeding on the roots of the grass. Because the damage is done underground, by the time the damage is visible it’s usually too late. That is why it is important to treat grubs early, before they have a chance to start feeding.
- Weed Control – Our experienced technicians are experts at identifying unwanted weeds and treating only those areas that are affected. This greatly reduces the amount of chemicals used, keeping your lawn safer for kids and pets.
Commonly Asked Questions
A. There are two types of treatments, preventative and curative, and the products used are very different. If the application is preventative, then the application can be made from June through August. Curative treatments must be done when grubs are actively feeding which is typically April/May and Sept/OctA. If you see signs of animal damage (such as dig marks from skunks) that is usually a good indicator of grubs. Grubs feed on the roots of grass, which will make the grass “pull up” like a carpet. An experienced technician can easily identify whether or not a lawn has grubs.A. Over time lawns can become compacted from foot traffic, lawn mowers, etc. Core Aeration is a method of removing “cores” or “plugs” from the lawn, which can help alleviate compaction allowing water, air and nutrients to more easily enter the root zone. Aeration should be done in the Fall when the air and soil temperatures are cool, allowing the turf to quickly recover from the stress of the treatment.