At ABC, we believe we have a responsibility to be good stewards of our environment. That means the use of as few chemical-based products as possible. Instead, we believe that the best lawn is a truly healthy lawn – one that’s has good soil nutrients and one where the health of the turf is the ultimate goal. So, the products we use – more often than not – are organic, non-chemical compounds that are designed to promote overall lawn health.
It’s important to note that although we use fertilization products which are rich in nutrients, that doesn’t mean there will always be a quick “green-up.” Many chemical-based products commonly available at the big box stores are designed for a quick green-up, but don’t necessarily strive for overall, long-term health of the yard. It’s kind of like treating the symptom of a problem without actually treating the problem.
Borrowing a term from health care – we take a “holistic” approach, designed to benefit the overall health of your lawn, resulting in an attractive yard in an environmentally conscientious manner.
We treat your yard seven times over the course of a year. At varying times of the year, lawns need different elements and products applied to them. We pride ourselves in finding the right balance for your yard by designing the correct year round application schedule. By treating with the proper products at the correct time of year, you get a healthy, attractive lawn.
What can you do to fix an unhealthy looking lawn?
The first step is always lawn diagnosis. Our lawn specialist will determine what’s ailing your lawn so we can take the proper course of action. Lawn diseases such as gray leaf spot, brown patch, and spring dead spot require different treatment than destructive insect infestation such as white grub, armyworm, and cinch bugs, just to name a few.
Once we know what’s wrong, the specialist will design a customized treatment plan.
Can fertilization (turf enrichment) be added to a regular lawn mowing service?
Yes, and we highly recommend it!
Any other turf building options?
Yes, we recommend regular applications of compost. Compost is organic material applied directly onto the lawn and is designed to improve the overall health of the turf. We would typically recommend aeration with compost, and we suggest it be done twice a year – typically in the Fall and Spring.