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The Pure Turf Fertilization & Weed Control Program

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Round 1 (February-March)
  • Liquid pre-emergent to prevent crabgrass and other grassy weeds from germinating.
  • Post-emergent spray to control winter weeds in cool weather.
  • Fertilization to promote an early green-up and to feed your lawn throughout the spring. This fertilizer is specifically formulated for cool weather.

The pre-emergent must be activated by 1/2 inch of rain or irrigation. This allows the pre-emergent to be washed down into the soil where it can become active.


Round 2 (March-April)
  • Controlled release fertilization to provide consistent color throughout the spring. This premium fertilizer uses technology that helps protect against leaching, denitrification and volatilization - allowing time for nitrogen to move into the root zone and stay there longer. 
  • Additional pre-emergent applied to prevent crabgrass and other grassy weeds from germinating.
  • Post-emergent weed control for broadleaf weeds.

The pre-emergent must be activated by 1/2 inch of rain or irrigation. This allows the pre-emergent to be washed down into the soil where it can become active.

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Round 3 (May-June)
  • Controlled release fertilization to provide consistent color throughout the spring. This premium fertilizer uses technology that helps protect against leaching, denitrification and volatilization - allowing time for nitrogen to move into the root zone and stay there longer. 
  • Late season pre-emergent application, extending protection into the summer months.
  • Post-emergent weed control for broadleaf weeds, early stage crabgrass and yellow nutsedge.

Optional fungicide applications start at this time. Follow proper irrigation guidelines to reduce disease development.

Round 4 (June-July)
  • 100% organic biostimulant that enhances fertilizer performance, increasing the availability of micro-nutrients to the plant. This will naturally improve plant health.
  • Post-emergent weed control for broadleaf weeds as needed.
  • Nutsedge and crabgrass control as needed.

Optional fungicide application. Follow proper irrigation guidelines to reduce disease development.

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Round 5 (August)
  • Post emergent control of broadleaf weeds, crabgrass and other grassy weeds. This treatment provides a final weed cleanup before the seeding process begins. It’s the perfect treatment for lawns just prior to aeration and seeding.

Optional fungicide application. Follow proper irrigation guidelines to reduce disease development.

Round 6 (September-October)
  • This granular application is organic based fertilizer blend of humates and composted poultry manure. It’s incredible fuel for your soil and will promote seed germination and root development in your new seedlings. Lawns we do not seed will receive our custom liquid fertilizer application and organic bio-stimulant.

It is extremely important to aerate and over-seed at this time. It is the single most important step in the turf management process, and without it, your lawn will not reach its’ full potential. We use premium quality seed blends.

Round 7 (November-December)
  • Controlled release fertilization to provide consistent color into the winter months. This premium fertilizer uses technology that helps protect against leaching, denitrification and volatilization - allowing time for nitrogen to move into the root zone and stay there longer. 
  • Post-emergent broadleaf weed control specially formulated for cool weather.

Lawn Renovation

Sometimes it's a good idea to have a fresh start. If your lawn is completely overtaken with weeds or undesirable grass like Bermuda, a good option is to start over. We do this by applying two applications of Roundup to your entire lawn to kill all vegetation. This is followed up by using an organic based starter fertilizer and slit seeder to place the desired grass seed into the soil and de-thatch the lawn. After a few short weeks, your lawn will be completely transformed. We only offer this service in late summer/early fall.

Fertilization & Weed Control

Our fertilization & weed control programs are designed to meet all of your lawns nutritional needs, while keeping weeds to a minimum. Cool season and Warm season grasses need to be treated very differently and we have a program for each. For details on these programs visit the Turf Programs page.

Insect Control

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We have two options to choose from when it comes to insect control. The first question we usually get is “Which one works better?” The truth is that we’ve had great results with both. The non-organic product is going to have a slightly faster knock-down power and is really good if you have a heavy tick infestation. The organic product is excellent for many insects, including mosquitoes, and couldn’t be any safer. Cost per application is the same for each option.

Option 1: Traditional Non-organic Insect Control
6 treatments applied approximately every 30 days (May-October)

This treatment is safe for your lawn, landscape and outdoor living areas. We do ask that you stay off the treated areas until they are dry.

Option 2: 100% Organic Insect Control
7 treatments applied approximately every 30 days (April-October)

The first 2 treatments will be applied about 2 weeks apart to establish a base barrier. After that, the treatments will be monthly. This natural oil-based product is safe for children, pets, birds, fish, amphibians and pollinating & beneficial insects. It's also safe to spray in small ponds or any standing water. This product controls mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, chiggers, no-seeums, mites, ants, termites and many, many more. It works by causing pheromone interruption and dehydration in insects and their larvae and eggs. Children and pets do NOT have to leave the area during or after treatment. The life round of insects is very short…so stopping their reproduction is the key to success.

 

Mosquito Control Tips - Help us help you!

It only takes a small amount of standing water to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Here are some simple steps to follow that can reduce the amount of mosquitoes in your lawn. Most mosquitoes do not travel far from their breeding areas so encourage all of your neighbors to help with the cause. If your home is surrounded by a breeding area, it can be difficult to have adequate control. A mosquito that can't hatch, can't bite. You must eliminate standing water in:

  • Outdoor toys
  • Garbage cans
  • Tarps
  • Buckets
  • Pet dishes - change every other day
  • Tires
  • Gutters - make sure they drain completely
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Bird baths
  • Splash blocks
  • Kiddie pools

Seeding & Aeration

Over-seeding cool season grass is the most important step in building a great lawn. It repairs damage caused by disease and heat stress by filling in thin areas. Having dense, healthy turf is the best defense against weeds.

Core-aeration has many positive effects on your soil structure. Taking plugs out of your lawn with a core aerator de-compacts the soil, improves the infiltration of water and nutrients, promotes root growth and provides a great environment for seed germination.

Fungicide Application

A beautiful lawn can quickly be destroyed by Brown patch, which is a serious fungal disease, that can affect all cool season grass. Conditions that encourage the development of the disease begin when there is high humidity and when nightly temperatures exceed 60˚F. This causes an extended period of "leaf wetness." Typically, this happens during mid-May in Middle Tennessee. Our preventative disease program includes 3-4 treatments starting in mid-May. Treatments are 28 days apart so that the protection lasts throughout the summer.

In addition to the fungicide program, here are some good lawn care practices that can be very effective at preventing/reducing disease pressure.

  • Irrigate only as needed (never more than 2-3 times per week) during the early morning hours. Never water in the late afternoon or at night.
  • Provide adequate drainage for all lawn areas.
  • Correct soil compaction with core aeration.
  • Over-seed your lawn each fall with the highest-quality disease-resistant cultivars available. All of the seed we use must meet this criteria.
  • Keep lawns mowed on a regular basis at 3.5-4 inches in height. Mowing any lower than optimum height can increase disease severity.
  • Have the soil tested, and apply lime according to test recommendations. Disease may be more severe if the soil pH is less than 6.0.