Lawn Fertilization Treatment
Milwaukee Area Fertilization Pros
Proper fertilization of your lawn will help your grass grow lush and healthy all year round. Our expert team at Best Choice Landscaping has the lawn care experience and knowledge to get the job done right.
Why Fertilize Your Lawn?
Proper lawn fertilization helps your lawn look and feel healthy, green and lush! When it comes to properly fertilizing lawns, knowledge of proper soil treatment is required.
Fertilizer is the main source of essential nutrients and minerals grass needs to grow healthy and beautiful. Though these substances can be found in soil, water and sunlight, varying climate or weather conditions greatly affect the growth of your commercial or residential lawn.
In places like Milwaukee where the grass is dormant for a good part of the year, lawn fertilization and treatment is a must. Its primary purpose is to supply the needed amount of nutrients to plants and keep away the weeds.
Equipped with adequate training, skills, and lawn care experience, Best Choice will help you to maintain a beautiful and healthy lawn!
The Right Fertilization Combination for Your Home or Business
We offer a variety of different treatment options; from one time broadleaf weed application to our full season lawn care program. Our full season plan includes several fertilization applications, including a treatment for pre-emergent crabgrass control and three liquid broadleaf applications.
Commercial lawn? Residential lawn? We’ll create a custom lawn treatment program to provide you with the best lawn care possible. We also offer mosquito control options to keep your yard pest-free!
A beautiful and healthy lawn depends on how well it’s maintained. There are plenty of factors affecting lawn growth: water, sunlight, carbon dioxide, oxygen respiration, and of course, lawn fertilization.
DIY Fertilization Do’s and Don’ts
Believe it or not, lawn fertilization is a science. If you don’t follow the proper procedure, you risk over or under fertilizing—and quite possibly damaging your lawn! We know many homeowners attempt fertilizing their lawns themselves, so we offer some do’s and don’ts below.
When you’re ready to pass off the task to a professional team, we’re happy to help!
1. Test your soil
Have a sample of your lawn’s soil lab-tested to find out the pH balance and nutrients required. This is crucial for finding the right combination of fertilizer and treatment for your lawn.
2. Fertilize at the correct time
Make sure you fertilize during the correct times of year as well as in the right weather conditions. Don’t fertilize in major humidity or after the spring growth spurt. Never fertilize more than four times a year.
3. Invest in a quality spreader
Purchase a quality spreader that will evenly and adequately spread your fertilize in your lawn. Take time to maintain your spreader for longevity.
Don’t over-fertilize your property as this may damage or even kill your lawn! You also don’t want to risk fertilizer seeping into the ground and entering the groundwater supply.
Don’t under-fertilize as you may not see the results you were hoping for. Under-fertilization may also cause damage to your property as your grass isn’t protected from certain diseases and other lawn care issues.
3. Guess how much you need
Measure your yard to ensure you buy the correct amount of fertilizer. You don’t want to run out of fertilizer and excess fertilizer can be difficult to dispose of.
Follow these do’s and don’ts for a healthy and beautiful lawn! If you’d prefer to take the stress out of lawn fertilization, consider hiring a professional team. Contact Best Choice Landscaping. We have years of experience and a true passion for great lawn care.
Proudly Serving: Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Southern Ozaukee County, and Northern Racine County.
Call us today to book your lawn fertilization and treatment 414-897-7922.
Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control FAQs
Are pesticides safe for pets and children if applied to my lawn?
The EPA regulates all pesticide products, when following the product labels correctly these products can be applied to your lawn in a safe manner.
Is fertilizer safe for pets and children if applied to my lawn?
Fertilizer is safe for both pets and children due to the fact there are no pesticides in the fertilizer we use.
Will treating my lawn kill the bees?
Treating the lawn will not kill the bees.
Will treating my lawn hurt my trees?
Lawn treatments will not hurt the trees located on your property
Will a lawn application still work if it rains after?
Light rain can be beneficial because it opens the pores of the plants and then helps the plant absorb the product. Heavy rain within one hour is not good for the herbicide applications due to the fact it doesn’t allow the product enough time to absorb into the plant if it immediately gets washed off. For any granular fertilizer applications or insecticide applications it is beneficial for the products to be watered in for it to be effective.
How can I get rid of weeds in my lawn?
The most effective method is a liquid herbicide application to the lawn at designated times of the year.
How do I make my lawn greener?
To have a greener lawn you want to make sure the lawn is properly fertilized throughout the growing season with a high-quality fertilizer that contains the proper nutrients the lawn needs. Also, proper mowing practices and watering are also a big part to maintain a healthy green lawn.
How much does lawn care cost?
Lawn care pricing varies due to lawn size and which services the customer acquires at the property.
How often does your lawn need to be treated to have no weeds?
The lawn needs to be treated at regular intervals (around every 6 weeks) during the growing season. Different weeds grow at different times during the season. The thicker and healthier your lawn gets the less weeds that will grow throughout the season.
What time of year do you treat your lawn?
Lawn treatments usually start towards the end of march and go all the way through November depending on weather conditions in southeastern Wisconsin.
What height should I cut my grass at?
Optimal mowing height for our area is 2.5 to 3.5 inches. During hot dry times of the growing season, you want to keep the grass longer so it doesn’t go into dormancy, and it will help keep the grass greener and help retain moisture in the soil. During cooler times of the year, you can mow on the shorter side of the recommended mowing height.
How long do I need to stay off my lawn once it has been treated?
You should stay off the lawn until all the liquid application have dried on the surface of the lawn, or till the following days sunset.
Why do I have dead spots in my lawn?
This could happen for many different reasons, such as pets, insect damage, disease, over fertilizing, over applicating pesticides, lack of sunlight, faulty lawn care equipment and many more. If this is happening at your property one of our highly trained employees can assess the reasoning behind the dead spots.
Why do I have dead grass at the base of my grass?
That is your thatch layer. Thatch is a layer of organic matter that builds up around the base of the grass plant. It is a combination of living and dead plant matter including crowns, stolons, rhizomes and roots.
Why do I have dark green rings in my lawn?
This is a fungal disease in the lawn. Usually either fairy ring, or necrotic ring spot. These occur due to weather conditions and humidity but can also be treated with fungicide applications and proper watering.
Why do I have moths flying out of my lawn?
The little white moths that fly out your lawn in the summertime are known as lawn moths. These little pests do not actually do any damage to your turf. It is their larvae, Sod Web Worms, that do the damage to your lawn. They are a surface feeding insect that will eat the blades of the grass leaving large areas of irregularly cropped grass and dead areas. Some of these spots recover on its own since the roots of the grass are still intact.
Why does my grass grow uneven?
This could be due to a few reasons. In many lawns there are multiple varieties of grass that grow at different rates, and have different attributes. Also it can happen with irregular fertilization, sunny vs shady areas, and uneven watering throughout the lawn.
Why can’t I grow grass under my trees?
The grass and the trees compete for nutrients, sunlight, and water. The trees win! The best practice in these areas is to raise mowing height, plant red fescue variety of grass, reduce traffic, trim up the low branches allowing more air flow and sunlight into that area.
Why does my lawn turn brown in summer?
Lawns get dry and go into dormancy during summer if they are not properly watered. To reduce this from happening raise your mowing height during summer and maintain a deep heavy watering schedule for your turf.
Is granular fertilizer better than liquid?
The granular fertilizer lasts much longer in the soil giving the lawn sustained nutrients for a longer period and more even growth rate compared to liquid fertilizers. There is also much less of a chance to burn out lawns with granular fertilizer compared to the liquids.
Are there organic options to treat my lawn?
There are a few organic options to treat lawns. They are very costly and require many more applications due to the amount of product that needs to be applied.
If I have a water well can I still treat my lawn?
Yes you can still treat your lawn if you are on well water.
How do I get rid of crabgrass?
The best practice to treat crabgrass is to do a pre-emergent crabgrass application in springtime before the soil temperatures get to 55 degrees. And then you use a post emergent application after the crabgrass has already germinated and started to grow.
How do I get rid of quack grass?
The best way to get rid of quack grass is to dig it out or to use a non-selective herbicide such as Round Up. There really isn’t a great selective control for it that is cost effective.