EcoSense Lawn Care
What can I expect from my EcoSense Lawn Care program?
If you are looking for help to get your lawn in top shape, our team is happy to help make your lawn the talk of the neighborhood! Call us today to get started with our professional lawn care services.
Rich, Green Color from Fertilization
Our customized, organic-based, slow-release fertilizer will be released with water and ground moisture as the turf needs it. The lawn’s response to the feeding is generally within 7 – 14 days and will last 4 – 6 weeks.
Healthy Roots and Soils
We conduct multiple soil tests throughout our service area every year so that we know what your lawn needs. The proper amounts of phosphorus and potassium are applied at just the right times of the year to be best utilized by your lawn. These essential nutrients help prepare the plant for hot, dry conditions and feed the root system so it can flourish and recover from stress.
Soil microbes (tiny organisms) are fed with our unique formulation of all natural and sustainable sea kelp. Healthy soil microbes unlock and make available nutrients the plant need. This, along with our formulation of micronutrients, not only feed the soil, but help fully round out the nutrition of your turf.
A healthy lawn is your best defense against weeds. As grass strengthens and thickens, it actually helps prevent crabgrass, dandelions and other weeds from growing by blocking out the sunlight and using up the moisture weeds need to germinate.
A healthy lawn can take some time to develop. Until your lawn has reached this point, you can still fight weeds naturally by following best practices in mowing and watering. An annual lawn aeration and overseeding will also help to choke out weeds naturally.
We are actively treating the broadleaf weeds on your lawn as long as the weather and temperatures allow. Different weeds appear at different times of the year, so we will always be checking when we are at your property.
Weeds typically take 7 – 14 days to die during the growing season and may take longer to totally disappear.
Early Spring In cold weather, weed control effectiveness may take as long as 3 – 4 weeks to start working. As weather conditions improve and broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions, begin to appear, we will be back out to your property to properly control them.
Mid to Late Summer During very hot, dry weather, weed control effectiveness may also take longer, as long as 3 – 4 weeks to start working. Waxy coatings of some weeds can prevent or make it take longer for products to be effective. When temperatures cool a bit, it will be back to approximately 7 – 14 days to be effective.
Late Fall The late fall or last application is one of the best times of year to control broadleaf weeds because the plant carries the product deep into the root system. You will not see the typical curling and browning of the weeds, but you may see the weeds turn slightly purple. Over the winter and into the spring, the weed will finally disappear leaving your lawn in a great position for next season.
The pre-emergent in the beginning of the year will create an invisible barrier to protect your lawn from being infested with crabgrass. Each time we visit during crabgrass season, we will spot treat any crabgrass that has emerged with a special post-emergent product. Emerged crabgrass can take 1 -2 applications to control.
Each time we visit your lawn we will be scouting for nutsedge. If we find nutsedge, it will be treated with a specialty product. It can take 1-2 applications to fully control nutsedge.
Every visit, a full evaluation of your lawn is being performed to evaluate results. We will be checking for weeds, insect and diseases, and we look for any future potential problems that may arise. Be aware of the notes from your technician that you receive via email; they will help provide as much information as possible to enhance the results on your lawn.
Every visit, a full inspection of your landscape plants is being preformed to evaluate results and look for any future potential challenges that may rise. Be aware of the notes from your technician in the after-service email; they will help provide as much information as possible to enhance the results on your landscape.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long after an application can I mow my lawn?
We recommend waiting 24 hours after an application to mow so that any weed control used will have a chance to be taken in by the weeds and that they have the best chance of dying. If necessary, you can mow as long as the weed control has dried, which is approximately 1 – 2 hours. Make sure to return the clippings to the turf so that any nutrients removed will still be available.
I had an application today and it rained later in the day. Will my application still work?
The fertilizer (and crabgrass control for early in the year) will be enhanced and activated the by rain. In most cases, the weed control will also work as intended. We use premium weed controls that have rapid rain fast times. As always, if there are no signs of your weeds being controlled in 7 to 14 days, please give us a call, and we will schedule a free service call to come and take care of them immediately.
What type of fertilizer do you use?
We will use either liquid or granular fertilizer, mainly depending on the size of the lawn. Both fertilizers are balanced, organic-based and are slow-release, composed of the proper amount of nutrients for the soil & plant types found in Ohio lawns. Our fertilizer will allow the lawn to keep a deep green color and stay away from the flush growth.
If you are looking for help to get your lawn in looking like a dream, our team is happy to help make your lawn the talk of the neighborhood! Call us today to get started with our professional lawn care services.