Weeds and Fertilizers

Lawn Program:

TLC’s lawn spraying plan is a comprehensive six part program, customized to each lawn. Weed and feed dates normally fluctuate with temperature and precipitation, but are approximately:

  •   March 15             dry fertilizer only                     (important)
  •   May 1                  liquid fertilizer and herbicide   (extremely  important)
  •   Jun 15                 liquid fertilizer and herbicide   (very important)
  •   Aug 1                   liquid fertilizer and herbicide  OR dry fertilizer only
  •   Sept 15               liquid fertilizer and herbicide  OR dry fertilizer only 
  •    Oct 10                liquid fertilizer and herbicide   (absolutely imperative)

 Most of TLC’s customers receive four applications per year, skipping the August and September applications; those are reserved strictly for regularly irrigated lawns that they want very green all year. A fertilizer treatment in the hot weather that is not irrigated will damage or destroy your lawn, so you must make sure you are able to irrigate these within 24 hours of those hot weather applications before I will apply them.  A very wet or very dry spring changes what we can do in your lawn, and I must occasionally skip or move up an App due to weather patterns. 

My goal is to keep you lawn as green and weed free as possible, so all changes I make will serve that end.  We also do fertilizer-only and/or herbicide-only, but they require a little more notice.  The fall application is imperative because it affords us the chance to really attack the toughest weeds, just when they are pulling down their reserves for winter dormancy.  If you can only afford one spray all year, make it this one.   All of the herbicides we use are established, safe and dependable.

Tree and Shrub Fertilization

TLC can fertilize the rest of your landscape, once or twice per year.  OUr usual method is to broadcast fertilizer pellets, but we also have the option of using a hydraulic injector, placing fertilizer and micronutrients directly at the roots of large trees.