Fertilization For Lawn, Trees & Shrubs Lawn Fertilization Like any other living thing, grass needs food for nutrition. These nutrients can be taken from the soil by the plant or added in a form of fertilizer. These fertilizers can be organic or synthetic and are generally applied to lawns in a granular form. We offer four to five applications a year depending upon your lawn’s specific needs. We begin with a soil test to determine the pH of your soil and whether your lawn has any deficiencies or excesses, which in turn helps us to identify which fertilizer is best-suited for your lawn. First application: Early spring, around March/April, depending on the soil temperature. We apply pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn to control any unwanted weeds such as crabgrass. Second application: Late spring/early summer. This typically takes place in late May so we can allow the grass to “wake up” and begin its growth cycle. We use slow release fertilizers so its effects last all summer. Third application: Late summer/early fall. This application is a low rate feeding to get the lawn through the rest of the season and prepare it for winter. Fourth application: Late fall. This is a crucial step in lawn care programs. This should take place when the grass stops growing and no longer needs to be mowed, but before the ground freezes. This step will provide better winter color, enhanced spring “green up” and most importantly, increased rooting. Fertilizers are applied to the lawn when at least ¼” rain is expected. Weed & Insect Control Nothing ruins a beautiful lawn like weeds and insect pests! Weeds - Have Green Environs apply a pre-emergent weed killer in spring to prevent those pesky weeds from popping up. We can also apply a special herbicide to control any broadleaf weeds that may appear. Grubs - And then there are the grubs that cause dead brown patches throughout your lawn. We apply a highly effective grub control in spring, followed by a different treatment in mid- to late-summer. Eggs are laid in July, hatch by mid-August, and the grubs start feeding immediately. When the grubs are small, they're most susceptible to biological and chemical products and, as they start feeding, they’re close to the surface where a drench with a liquid product can easily reach them. Fertilizing Trees & Shrubs Green Environs employs deep root fertilization to get much needed nutrients into the tree's vascular system. The materials injected into the root zone are provided under high pressure, which also helps to aerate the soil and give the roots much needed oxygen. We recommend doing deep root fertilization twice a year; once in the spring/summer season to provide above ground growth and once in the fall to increase root growth. Deep root fertilization is often done in conjunction with different amendments, such as iron, or with insecticide applications. Call Us Today (203) 948-1500 Request an Estimate Find us Socially We're on Facebook Contact Us Phone: (203) 948-1500 Send an email >> Service Area Fairfield and Litchfield counties, including Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Newtown, Roxbury, Sherman, Washington Depot and surrounding areas.