Lawn Fertilization and Aeration
A beautiful lawn is the foundation of any good-looking landscape. It’s also where most of the fun happens with family and friends! To keep your lawn green and vibrant, it’s important to keep it healthy and strong with the right nutrients and proper care. Our experts will give you a lawn you’ll be proud of with a long future of enjoyment with our fertilization and lawn aeration services.
There is a lot to consider when keeping any lawn looking good: grass type, soil quality, soil consistency and climate-which we all know can be tricky here in Northern Colorado. Most importantly, lawns need the right amount of nutrients at the right time. Unfortunately, most soils can’t fully provide all the nutrients on their own. That’s why fertilization is essential to maintaining any lawn. Since lawns are not created equally, they don’t all require the same fertilization plan. We’ll recommend a fertilization schedule to help your lawn achieve optimum health and give the beautiful appearance you want. Our fertilizers our custom-blended with important macro-nutrients and include broadleaf herbicides that will help promote healthy green growth, prevent weeds and control existing weed populations, and prepare your lawn for the upcoming season. 970-304-1183
Spring Lawn Fertilization Application
a custom blended fertilizer that breaks your lawn out of dormancy and promotes healthy and lush green color without excessive growth. This application includes a pre-emergent to help control grassy weeds, such as: crab grass, foxtail, barnyard grass and goose grass. It also includes a broad spectrum broadleaf herbicide to control actively growing broadleaf weeds.
Early Summer Lawn Fertilization Application
a custom blended fertilizer that encourages and promotes healthy green growth and important macro nutrients to help the turf defend itself against our hot and dry Colorado summers. It also includes a season specific broadleaf herbicide to control for the current seasons weeds.
Summer Lawn Fertilization Application
a custom summer-blended fertilizer that encourages healthy growth for a green lawn and includes important macro nutrients to help the turf defend itself against our hot and dry Colorado summers. This application also includes a safe and effective herbicide for any current weed populations.
Fall Lawn Fertilization Application
a custom fall-blended fertilizer perfect for your lawn during the fall months. The fall is also a great time of the year for weed control, as always, the appropriate herbicide choice and application is included.
Winterize Lawn Fertilization Application
this application is rich in necessary nutrients that will increase plant maturity and provide a rich color as the turf prepares to go into dormancy. This is the most important fertilization application of the season as it helps protect against Colorado’s unpredictable weather patterns.
White Grub and Bullbug Treatment
a systemic insecticide designed to control white grub and billbug larvae in turf while they are pupating. This application is a great way to prevent the white grub and billbug populations from becoming damaging and out of control.
Emerald Ash Borer
a systemic insecticide used to prevent EAB from entering and damaging healthy members of the Ash species. This does not include the Mountain Ash family, as they aren’t a true Ash specie. This treatment also prevents against LCA or leaf curl aphids. The application to control EAB is applied mid-May to early June.
General Insect Control for Trees
a systemic insecticide is both curative and preventative, controlling most insects that chew on or suck sap from leaf tissues. This product is also very effective in controlling leaf miner activity in Cottonwood trees. This application will not control Spider Mites in trees such as Blue Spruce and Honey Locust. All trees can be treated except for those in bloom such as: apple, crabapple, ornamental pears, hawthorn, mountain ash, catalpa, and lindens.
Think of aerating as helping your lawn breathe well. The better your lawn can breathe, the easier it is for your lawn to take in oxygen, moisture and nutrients-all essential for a lush, green lawn. Often dead leaves, lawn clippings and other waste can build up and stick together to form a barrier, called thatch over your lawn, preventing moisture and oxygen from getting into your grass. Aeration removes plugs of grass and soil to make it much easier to take in all the essential nutrients. Aeration also allows for better seed germination and strengthens roots. Core aeration is the only way to cultivate soil and remove excessive thatch from turf grass. 970-304-1183
How do you know if your lawn should be aerated? If puddles are forming on your lawn after rain; the soil is compacted, or the grass’s root system is shallow and weak. Another great indicator for turf that needs to be aerated is if there is ongoing white grub and billbug issues with the lawn. Appropriate levels of thatch range from ½ to ¾ of an inch of thatch, this amount of thatch level helps retain moisture, shields the turf’s root system and protects the root system from the elements. Once thatch levels have reached ¾ of an inch or more, All Terrain Landscaping recommends aerating the turf annually or bi-annually.
Spring Aeration: this procedure helps to remove thatch, relieve soil compaction and helps the turf utilize water and nutrients more effectively.
Fall Aeration: this procedure helps remove thatch, relieve soil compaction, and stimulates new root growth going into winter dormancy. Cool season turf builds 40-60% more new roots in the fall than it does in the spring! So, a fall aeration is a great way to strengthen your turf before one Colorado’s winters rear’s its ugly head!
Our turf fertilizer program is specific to our area of Colorado, it’s custom blended! Every insecticide and herbicide that we use is hand selected of high quality, and specifically applied at the right time of the year.
We would be happy to evaluate your property and let you know if your lawn needs aeration. Give us a call today – 970-304-1183.