Custom Lawn Fertilization Programs

Ask anyone who really knows lawns and they will tell you that the three most important parts of proper lawn maintenance is sunlight, proper watering and the right fertilizer. 

Your lawn needs a balanced fertilizer with nitrogen to keep it healthy and strong. Most soils have some of these elements present, but usually they become depleted over the years. Turf is a very hungry plant during its major growing seasons.

Family Tree specializes in understanding your lawn care needs and will develop a custom program that best suits your lawn and its environment.

 

Some of the BENEFITS of a Family Tree lawn include

Color, density, and vigor

Resistance to insect, weeds, and disease

Handles Stress and damage better

Every lawn is unique and has different types of grass, environmental issues such as shade and sunlight and can face different issues over time. The below programs look to minimize problems and keep your lawn looking its best.

 

Estate Program Plus

Step 1: This application starts the year with a fertilizer containing pre-emergent crabgrass control. Crabgrass control is applied at the highest rate possible and the product is the highest quality product available.

Step 2: As the weather warms-up, broadleaf weeds begin to germinate and grow in the lawn. Once this process has started, we shift our attention to their control. The biggest thing that sets our broadleaf weed control applications apart from our competition is that we blend different herbicides together in order to get better control of a wider variety of weeds including dandelion, chickweed, and white clover. Special emphasis is placed on treating the borders of the lawn where such weeds are more prevalent.

Step 3: Surface insects such as Sod Webworm, Cinch bug and Billbug invade the landscape at this time of year and damage lawns by eating the leaf blade. Therefore, this application includes a insecticide to combat these surface feeding insects. Broadleaf weed control and early summer fertilization is also included at this time. We also include iron in this and other applications. A valuable micronutrient, iron is added to strengthen the root system and permit the plant to hold leaf color longer

Step 4:Grub Control. This is a timed application to limit the damage of grubs. This application is applied with Step 3 in your program

Step 5: The latter half of summer is generally one of the most stressful periods for any growing plant. Central New Jersey ihas been producing a wide variance of heat and humidity. During this period we concentrate our efforts on providing the lawns root system with a very slow release fertilization designed to sustain it during what often are radically changing growing conditions.

Step 6: This is the season of the year when all growing plants go through their last sustained growth period. It is an excellent time to control hot weather weeds that may have germinated over the summer and to slowly begin preparing the lawn for colder weather. Our blend of slow release fertilizers and weed control herbicides are specifically designed to take advantage of such growing conditions.

Step 7- Lime. This is a yearly maintenance PH adjuster that is applied with Step 5 and or 6 depending on the timing.

Step 8: (Winterization) As lawns slow their upward growth and lose color; the plant continues to grow downward for an extended period. During this time, a high rate of Nitrogen is applied that will almost all go towards enhancing the root development of the plant, provide it with food reserves for winter, and promote earlier green-up next spring.

 

Step 9: Fungus Control is included in this program. This is applied at the time it is needed.

Step 10: Aeration/Overseeding. Core aeration is a yearly lawn maintenance to help in aerifying your soil to better uptake nutrients and water.

 

*Grassy weeds are included in this program but will take multiple treatments as they are difficult to control*

*All steps are adjusted for weather conditions

Estate Program

Step 1: This application starts the year with a fertilizer containing pre-emergent crabgrass control. Crabgrass control is applied at the highest rate possible and the product is the highest quality product available.

Step 2: As the weather warms-up, broadleaf weeds begin to germinate and grow in the lawn. Once this process has started, we shift our attention to their control. The biggest thing that sets our broadleaf weed control applications apart from our competition is that we blend different herbicides together in order to get better control of a wider variety of weeds including dandelion, chickweed, and white clover. Special emphasis is placed on treating the borders of the lawn where such weeds are more prevalent.

Step 3: Surface insects such as Sod Webworm, Cinch bug and Billbug invade the landscape at this time of year and damage lawns by eating the leaf blade. Therefore, this application includes a insecticide to combat these surface feeding insects. Broadleaf weed control and early summer fertilization is also included at this time. We also include iron in this and other applications. A valuable micronutrient, iron is added to strengthen the root system and permit the plant to hold leaf color longer

Step 4:Grub Control. This is a timed application to limit the damage of grubs. This application is applied with Step 3 in your program

Step 5: The latter half of summer is generally one of the most stressful periods for any growing plant. Central New Jersey ihas been producing a wide variance of heat and humidity. During this period we concentrate our efforts on providing the lawns root system with a very slow release fertilization designed to sustain it during what often are radically changing growing conditions.

Step 6: This is the season of the year when all growing plants go through their last sustained growth period. It is an excellent time to control hot weather weeds that may have germinated over the summer and to slowly begin preparing the lawn for colder weather. Our blend of slow release fertilizers and weed control herbicides are specifically designed to take advantage of such growing conditions.

Step 7- Lime. This is a yearly maintenance PH adjuster that is applied with Step 5 and or 6 depending on the timing.

Step 8: (Winterization) As lawns slow their upward growth and lose color; the plant continues to grow downward for an extended period. During this time, a high rate of Nitrogen is applied that will almost all go towards enhancing the root development of the plant, provide it with food reserves for winter, and promote earlier green-up next spring.

 

Step 9: Fungus Control is included in this program. This is applied at the time it is needed.

 

*Grassy weeds are included in this program but will take multiple treatments as they are difficult to control*

*All steps are adjusted for weather conditions.

6 Step Program

Step 1:This application starts the year with a fertilizer containing pre-emergent crabgrass control. Crabgrass control is applied at the highest rate possible and the product is the highest quality product available.

Step 2: As the weather warms-up, broadleaf weeds begin to germinate and grow in the lawn. Once this process has started, we shift our attention to their control. The biggest thing that sets our broadleaf weed control applications apart from our competition is that we blend different herbicides together in order to get better control of a wider variety of weeds including dandelion, chickweed, and white clover. Special emphasis is placed on treating the borders of the lawn where such weeds are more prevalent.

Step 3: Surface insects such as Sod Webworm, Cinch bug and Billbug invade the landscape at this time of year and damage lawns by eating the leaf blade. Therefore, this application includes a insecticide to combat these surface feeding insects. Broadleaf weed control and early summer fertilization is also included at this time. We also include iron in this and other applications. A valuable micronutrient, iron is added to strengthen the root system and permit the plant to hold leaf color longer.

Step 4:Grub Control. This is a timed application to limit the damage of grubs. This application is applied with Step 3 in your program

Step 5: The latter half of summer is generally one of the most stressful periods for any growing plant. Central New Jersey ihas been producing a wide variance of heat and humidity. During this period we concentrate our efforts on providing the lawns root system with a very slow release fertilization designed to sustain it during what often are radically changing growing conditions.

Step 6: This is the season of the year when all growing plants go through their last sustained growth period. It is an excellent time to control hot weather weeds that may have germinated over the summer and to slowly begin preparing the lawn for colder weather. Our blend of slow release fertilizers and weed control herbicides are specifically designed to take advantage of such growing conditions.

Step 7- Lime. This is a yearly maintenance PH adjuster that is applied with Step 5 and or 6 depending on the timing.

*All steps are adjusted for weather conditions.

*Grassy weeds are not included in this program as they are difficult to control*

This program includes grub control and lime. Service calls are also included in this program

5 Step Program
Step 1: This application starts the year with a fertilizer containing pre-emergent crabgrass control. Crabgrass control is applied at the highest rate possible and the product is the highest quality product available.

Step 2 :  As the weather warms-up, broadleaf weeds begin to germinate and grow in the lawn. Once this process has started, we shift our attention to their control. The biggest thing that sets our broadleaf weed control applications apart from our competition is that we blend different herbicides together in order to get better control of a wider variety of weeds including dandelion, chickweed, and white clover. Special emphasis is placed on treating the borders of the lawn where such weeds are more prevalent.

Step 3:Surface insects such as Sod Webworm, Cinch bug and Billbug invade the landscape at this time of year and damage lawns by eating the leaf blade. Therefore, this application includes a insecticide to combat these surface feeding insects. Broadleaf weed control and early summer fertilization is also included at this time. We also include iron in this and other applications. A valuable micronutrient, iron is added to strengthen the root system and permit the plant to hold leaf color longer.

Step 4: The latter half of summer is generally one of the most stressful periods for any growing plant. Central New Jersey ihas been producing a wide variance of heat and humidity. During this period we concentrate our efforts on providing the lawns root system with a very slow release fertilization designed to sustain it during what often are radically changing growing conditions.

Step 5: This is the season of the year when all growing plants go through their last sustained growth period. It is an excellent time to control hot weather weeds that may have germinated over the summer and to slowly begin preparing the lawn for colder weather. Our blend of slow release fertilizers and weed control herbicides are specifically designed to take advantage of such growing conditions

 

This program includes grub control and lime.

4 Step Program
Step1:  This application starts the year with a fertilizer containing pre-emergent crabgrass control. Crabgrass control is applied at the highest rate possible and the product is the highest quality product available.

Step 2: As the weather warms-up, broadleaf weeds begin to germinate and grow in the lawn. Once this process has started, we shift our attention to their control. The biggest thing that sets our broadleaf weed control applications apart from our competition is that we blend different herbicides together in order to get better control of a wider variety of weeds including dandelion, chickweed, and white clover. Special emphasis is placed on treating the borders of the lawn where such weeds are more prevalent.

Step 3:  Surface insects such as Sod Webworm, Cinch bug and Billbug invade the landscape at this time of year and damage lawns by eating the leaf blade. Therefore, this application includes a insecticide to combat these surface feeding insects. Broadleaf weed control and early summer fertilization is also included at this time. We also include iron in this and other applications. A valuable micronutrient, iron is added to strengthen the root system and permit the plant to hold leaf color longer.

Step 4: The latter half of summer is generally one of the most stressful periods for any growing plant. Central New Jersey ihas been producing a wide variance of heat and humidity. During this period we concentrate our efforts on providing the lawns root system with a very slow release fertilization designed to sustain it during what often are radically changing growing conditions.
Organic Lawn Care Program
This program will be designed to meet homeowner needs. Results in taking on an organic program take time and desired results will be slower. Family Tree will special order fertilizers and map out a program that will build turf to choke out weeds. Aeration and seeding will be added into the program to achieve the desired results without the use of pesticides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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