1st Application

This is the first of five regularly scheduled lawn applications which comprise the yearly Naturescape® Lawn Care Program.

You will receive:

  • Seasonal fertilizer
  • Pre-emergent crabgrass control
  • Broadleaf weed control
The first component is a seasonal fertilizer that will stimulate recovery from winter and will help sustain a strong, healthy turfgrass during the upcoming months. The products and rates will vary with cool season grasses and warm season (southern branches) grasses.

The second component is a pre-emergent crabgrass control. A chemical barrier surrounds the crabgrass seed and neutralizes it. It is applied now because, to be effective, treatment must occur before germination of the weed.

The third component is a broadleaf weed control. This will control emerging broadleaf weeds.

The names and the application rates of all the products we use will be indicated on your invoice. Each of your remaining applications will also contain this information on each invoice.

We thank you for using our services and we will be 100% committed to having you happy with your lawn and landscape and our services.

Customer Follow-Up

Please observe the following guidelines if you received broadleaf weed control today. (Your invoice indicates if this was applied.)
  1. Please keep children and pets off lawn until the application has dried.
  2. Please do not water heavily for 24 hours. (This is a safety margin and does not necessarily mean a light or even a heavy rain within this period will affect the application.)
  3. Please do not mow for 24 hours. Return clippings to the lawn for the first two mowings following this application.
  4. It will take some time for the established weeds to die. If you do not see results within 14 days, please call us to return for further service.

Below is a comparison of Coarse Fescue and Crabgrass:

Coarse Fescue VS. Crabgrass
Type: Perennial Annual
When Visible: Throughout Year June - September
Structure Upright/Clumpy Ground Hugging/Spreading
Treatment: No Selective Control Pre-Emergent with This Application

6 Steps To A Beautiful Lawn

The following six practices are steps that you can take to further enhance the beauty of your lawn, making it the best it can be.
  1. Maintain 1/2" to 1" of water per week throughout growing season. When watering, water heavily and do it in the morning.

  2. Mow lawn regularly, maintaining a height between 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" for cool season grasses and 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" for warm season grasses (southern locations). Avoid taking more than 1/3 of grass blade at one mowing. Lawn clippings return needed nutrients to the soil, therefore avoid removing after every mowing. Use a well sharpened blade.

  3. Have lawn aerated once a year. Aerate twice a year if your lawn has a heavy thatch layer or the soil is heavy clay. This is the most beneficial practice because it promotes root growth – essential for a healthy lawn.

  4. Control weedy perennial grasses such as coarse fescue and bentgrass by using roundup or by digging them out. Following the first 3 steps will do much to squeeze them out. If you have any questions about these grasses please consult with your lawn specialist.

  5. Minimize damage from shade by thinning trees and shrubs and removing lower branches. Seed with 5 lbs./1000 sq. ft. of red fescue. Try to avoid traffic and in the fall, keep leaves raked.

  6. Please consult your lawn specialist if you see any changes in your lawn or you have any concerns with your lawn or landscape.

The Naturescape® Guarantee

Your Naturescape® specialist is committed to making you happy with our service and your lawn and landscape. If you are not completely satisfied with the results of our services or you have any questions or concerns, please call your area branch office and we will be happy to take care of them free of charge within 72 hours.

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