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What To Expect Between Lawn Applications

My Fertilizing Company’s fertilizing and weed control applications are applied every 4-6 weeks. We know that a lot can happen in that time period which is why we offer free service calls. Here is what can happen with some action steps. 

A common concern between applications is weeds. The most important thing to know with weeds is to not pull them or try to treat them yourself. If you pull them out it can actually have a negative effect and stimulate more weed growth. Using other products to self treat the weeds can negatively react with our professional products and cause harm by possibly burning the grass. A lot of homeowners don’t know what products to even use; that’s why they hired us… Many times homeowners will buy a nonselective herbicide and end up killing healthy grass.  There are weeds that can appear between applications. Other more resilient weeds may take multiple applications to get under control. It is important to wait 10-14 days after an application to see how the weeds have responded to our products. If the weeds haven’t started to die after this 10-14 day window, contact us and we will come out and re-treat them.

After a fertilizing application is completed, it may take some time for it to begin making the lawn look greener. The lawn could need treatments other than just fertilizing, but our fertilizers are slow release. That means over the full course of the 4-6 week window between applications, it is going to consistently release nitrogen and potassium into the soil. Please remember to be patient.  Depending on the state of the lawn it may take an entire season, or longer, before you see the results you are looking for. 

Most of our rainfall happens in late spring/summer as the temperatures become warmer. Humid temperatures along with moisture on the lawn can make a fungus appear. The fungus can spread and begin to affect large portions of the lawn. Now we don’t expect you to be able to identify a disease or fungus on a lawn, but if something doesn’t seem right, contact us immediately so we can have one of our certified technicians properly identify and treat the issue.  Sometimes the issue can be identified by sending pictures to our Customer Care Team. It is important to let us know if something doesn’t seem right so we can get the situation under control.

“if something doesn’t seem right, contact us immediately so we can have one of our certified technicians properly identify and treat the issue”


A key component for “what to do in-between applications” that can make a huge difference in having a healthy lawn is proper watering. As temperatures rise and the season gets drier, it is very important to water. Daily irrigation is ideal. Daily irrigation reduces disease and weeds by 50% compared to every other day. If you notice in the summer your grass tends to become dry, yellow and straw-like, it likely means you’re not watering enough and you need to start watering more often.  You may want to invest in an irrigation system as it will make it easier upon yourself and is more consistent for the lawn. Here are some watering tips:
Basic Watering Tips

Detailed Watering Tips

Knowing when and how to mow your lawn will help to maintain a healthy beautiful lawn. Cutting too short will create an ideal environment for weeds, thus having a negative impact on the soil and roots development. Cutting at a height of 3.5 – 4 inches will create an optimal environment for the soil to retain nutrients while maintaining strong, healthy roots. This will help to reduce weeds and increase thickness and greenness. Now you may be asking what mowing has to do with fertilizing-well they work hand in hand. When it comes to mowing it is important to have it done on a regular schedule.  Another good rule of thumb to follow is making sure you do not cut more than ⅓ of the blade in one mowing. Cutting more than ⅓ can create stress on the grass.  Depending on your property, you may need to mow more often in the spring than in summer and fall. Here are some mowing tips:

Lawn Mowing Tips
How long should I cut My Grass

In the beginning of the season or in late fall, you may notice dead grass clumping. This could be grubs. Animals will dig through the turf looking for the grubs causing the clumping of the dead grass.  If you notice grass dying or clumping, contact us immediately. Grubs can decimate your lawn in the matter of weeks and treating them quickly can save your lawn.
Grub Prevention Info

Japanese Beetle / Grub Info

Realistic Expectations
Always remember your lawn is an investment and results do take time. You can’t expect to have a horrible lawn and expect it to look beautiful after an application or two. It may take up to 2 years to really turn things around. This takes work from the homeowner and the lawn care provider.

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