Fertilization and Weed Control in Grand Rapids MI
Whispering Pines Lawn Care knows you want a green and weed free lawn. There are many elements that go into growing the perfect lawn. Grass needs adequate water for cooling, sunlight for energy, and oxygen for respiration. On top of these 3 elements, your lawn also depends on nutrients that are absorbed by the lawns roots. There are three nutrients that are very important for your lawn: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. These three nutrients are considered macronutrients because your lawn requires more of these nutrients than it gets naturally. This is why your lawn needs to be fertilized! Deficiencies of these nutrients can lead to diseases and an unhealthy lawn.
Our Fertilizing Program
Spring Crabgrass Control/Feeding
This application includes pre-emergent crabgrass control and fertilization to give your lawn in Rockford, Belmont, Comstock Park or NE Grand Rapids a healthy start to the year! We also assess your lawn and make recommendation based on what we see. We can also complete a soil pH test for an additional $15 during this application.
Early Summer Application
The second application consists of slow release fertilization to help your lawn become or remain green and thick. This application includes broadleaf control to help eliminate dandelions and other pesky weeds that have popped up after the first application.
Mid Summer Application
Slow Release fertilizer is applied to keep your lawn the healthy during the hot and dry days of summer. This is also when Grub Control can be applied. Grub control is an additional charge, which prevents grub larvae from eating your lawn roots and causing bare spots.
Late Summer/Early Fall Application
A turf building high nitrogen fertilizing application to help your lawn recover from the long hot summer and spot-weed control.
Late Fall Winterizing Application
This application helps your grass prepare for winter and ensures that it has enough food until spring comes around. This is considered the most important application because it helps your lawn stay healthy into the next year after the snow melts. During this application we put down a fertilizer that is high in Potassium.