The time is now to start using Lebanon fertilizers. The Lebanon Proscape line of fertilizer is one step above the competition while still remaining very economical. Used nationwide by landscape professsionals and golf courses, Lebanon Proscape fertilizer will instantly turn your lawn dark green. The rich color will last for up to 10 weeks. Lebanon also remains environmentally safe by having low phospates in their products.
Below is a general guideline for fertilizing your lawn, for an Organic option click here.
Maintaining the proper pH of your soil using lime is one of the most important steps in lawn care. An acidic soil will trap all the available nutrients, resulting in a sparse lawn that lacks a lush green color.
Sol-u-Cal- the new 'magic' lime.
4 times as effective as pellet lime
works in only 6 weeks
provides more essential nutrients than traditional pelletized lime
Early Signs of grub damage
brown spots in sunny areas of lawn during early spring or fall
crows picking at your lawn
animals digging in your lawn
ground feels soft and spongy when you walk on it
Dylox Grub Control is the easiest and most effective way to eradicate grubs. This is a complete kill product with visible results within 24 hours. Dylox is applied when grubs are present, either in the early spring or for better results in the fall.
Merit is another effective type of grub control. This is a systemic product (absorbed by the grass) that protects your lawn from the early attack of grubs. It is applied in the early summer and can replace your third application of fertilizer.
EARLY SPRING (April 1 - 31)
Apply Dimension plus fertilizer to the lawn for early weed prevention and a heavy dose of nitrogen for spring greening. One bag covers 12,500 sqaure feet (around 1/4 acre). Do not use if seeding!
If seeding large areas from winter damage, apply Tupersan plus starter fertilizer. Tupersan kills spring crabgrass seeds while still allowing the grass to germinate and grow. One bag covers 10,000 square feet.
If needed, apply Dylox grub control to kill spring grubs. One bag covers 10,000 square feet.
Apply Sol-U-Cal lime.
TIPS FOR RESEEDING + STARTING A NEW LAWN
Choose the right grass seed. Not all grass seed is the same. At Polillio's we carry a custom blend of seed specifically produced for the New England region.
Prepare the area. Cultivate the soil to ensure good seed to soil contact. This can be done with a dethatcher or an iron rake.
Fertilize and lime. Add a starter fertilizer that is high in phosphorus to promote rooting.
Seed. In order to ensure uniform coverage, apply the seed in two different directions.
Rake lightly or roll the lawn to ensure good seed to soil contact.
WATER! WATER! WATER!