LATEST NEWS (1/2/2022)
Gary, I know you just started Round #3. What can I expect on this round?
5/1/2021: Gary, I have lots of weeds in my yard! What should I do?
have been with us for at least a year, you may have some weeds,
but with the second weed spray we did in the fall (Round #4) you
should have very limited weeds this early in the season.
#1 take care of my weeds?
Should I pull
the weeds until you get to my lawn?
Can I cut the grass after this Round #2 application?
water the grass after the broadleaf weed spray / Round #2?
#2 was applied, it started to rain. Will it still kill the
Can pets or
children be on the lawn after this application?
When will you
be starting Round #2?
fertilizing/weed control season has begun! We are excited
for this season. We
hope Mother Nature will be good to us to maximize the quality of
your turf. Let's begin with the common questions we get
every spring and how we handle it...
We are out
every day during the week. We don't want to put the
fertilizer down too soon, because the first application has
crabgrass control in it.
We don't want that product to wash through the soil
profile before it can do its job. That job is to kill any
germinating crabgrass plants.
look at the biology of crabgrass. It takes a soil
temperature of 55 degrees (not air temperature) at a depth of 3
inches for 3 days for crabgrass to germinate. We won't
reach that criteria for at least another couple weeks.
Plus, our product will kill crabgrass up to the three leaflet
stage, so we have plenty of time to address crabgrass.
see in the spring, that they often mistake for crabgrass is tall
fescue. Tall fescue has a wide leaf blade and a deep root
system. It is usually the first grass variety to grow in
the spring. It takes a while for the other grass varieties
to catch up. When they do, tall fescue will be less
dominant in your lawn.
The first application is fertilizer with a product to kill any
germinating crabgrass. The second application (weed spray)
is the product that will take care of all of your broadleaf
weeds, including dandelions, clover, creeping charlie, etc..
It is a contact spray, so we wait until they come out to
I hope this
information helps! Please email if you have any further
Have a great
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AFTER THE SNOW MELTS AND WE CAN SEE
OUR TURF AGAIN...
What we are seeing on the lawns right now is Gray Snow Mold.
When conditions are just right (an extended period of snow
cover) we likely will see the fungus “Snow Mold.” This
winter we had 68 days of snow cover. But, no worries!
After we get some rain and some heat into the ground, the fungus
If that is the case, feel free to LIGHTLY rake the turf.
This will help air out the turf and break up the snow mold, as
well as get rid of the "matted look."
Treat it the same way as snow mold. LIGHTLY rake the turf. You will rake out the dead crown of the turf. Keep an eye on it. You’ll notice this will be the area that greens up first in the next couple weeks!
1/17/2021: 2021 marks the 24th anniversary of LakeCountry LawnCare! Starting in 1997, we began our business with the hope of providing our customers with quality landscape maintenance services. We strive every day to attain that goal.
This season marks a pivot from landscape maintenance services to lawn care (i.e. turf care). We have decided to concentrate our services on fertilization, weed control, aeration, and grub control. Gary will be performing all of the services so you can rest assured that your lawn care will be completed by the owner of the company!
Please feel free to refer us to your friends, family, and neighbors. We do limited advertising. A referral is the biggest compliment you can give us.
Please visit our website often. We will do our best to update our Latest News on a regular basis to keep you informed with all the things that are affecting your turf.Think Spring!
Gary and Katie