Turf Care Programs
Your lawn will thrive under our care...
With our competent staff and state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to safely and effectively apply our complex bio-fertilizer with organic additives in liquid form. We are confident that beautiful, healthy turf can be enjoyed with no unreasonable risk to human, pets, wildlife, or the environment. Control products (pesticides) are rarely needed when plants, including grass plants, are healthy.
Our liquid bio-fertilizer includes USDA Organic Compliant, plant sourced microbes and fulvic acid. These additives are essential to nutrient cycling and the break-down of dead organic matter in the thatch layer. The organic compounds are not derived from bio-active composts or manures so they are socially acceptable with no offensive odors. Iron (ferrous sulfate, similar to what are found in vitamins) is an essential element in plant health and is included in all of our treatments. Iron does have a slight metallic odor for a short time after application but is not offensive.
Since all our treatments (except lime) are liquid, there are no particles scattered about on hard surfaces or ornamental beds. This on-target application method reduces the chance of our products ending up in a public water system or body of water.
Liquid formulas can be changed at will, giving greater flexibility in product choice. When weather conditions change, i.e. drought or heavy rain, we can alter the formula to maximize results.
Our unique liquid delivery system allows us to inject control products right on the spot where they are needed. For example, a lawn that only has a few weeds will not be blanket sprayed with herbicide; weeds will be spot treated individually. This practice minimizes the use of control products, one of our major goals.
- Periodic liquid treatments.
- Complex bio-fertilizer with organic components (13 nutrients + organic additives).
- Lawn pest management treatments as needed.
A program of periodic [liquid treatments] providing eco-responsible, complex bio-fertilizer and protection from harmful pests, resulting in outstanding performance from your lawn. We provide this high-quality yearly program at a very reasonable cost - often lower than other firms - all things considered.
GreensKeeper Plus is a lawn health care program that has been continuously improved over many years, focusing on healthy soil, not just green grass. The complex relationship between healthy soil and healthy plants has been widely studied and documented by universities and independent sources for many years.
Recognizing that healthy soil & turf will need many components to thrive, we have developed a very high quality treatment program that includes at least thirteen macro/micro-nutrients and USDA Organic Compliant, plant sourced microbes and fulvic acid. Most over-the-counter fertilizers have three or four ingredients. GreensKeeper Plus treatments are an extravagant offering for turf.
- For the budget-minded.
- Protected major nutrients (nitrogen & potassium).
- Lawn pest treatments as needed.
GreenBasics provides the major nutrients, nitrogen and potassium. GreenBasics is a similar program to the above except the organic biological additives are deleted, lowering the cost. Pest treatments are included as well. If your budget is tight, this program may be the best choice.
- For lawns that are not irrigated in the summer.
- Complex bio-fertilizer during the rainy season.
- Lawn pest treatments as needed.
LawnEssentials includes three liquid bio-fertilizer treatments with the same biological/organic additives found in GreenskeeperPlus treatments. Treatments are spaced 2-3 months apart, during the rainy season (Oct-May).
Pest Treatments Included
Winter and spring treatments include a high rate of iron. Broadleaf weed and Crane Fly larvae control are included in this program on an as-needed basis.
Water-Max Moisture Aid is included in the LawnEssentials program during the Spring and Fall season. Used by golf course and turf care experts across the country, Water-Max treatments aid water movement through the sod to the soil, shortening drought recovery time and aiding drainage during the rainy season. A parched lawn will often become hydrophobic, causing irrigation/water runoff or evaporation, wasting water. Water-Max helps water move to the soil for root uptake.
Summer in the Northwest is usually very dry, often with less than 6” of rain for a 4 to 6 month stretch. Lawns that are not watered go into dormancy and turn brown and crispy.
Contrary to what you may have read or heard, during extended times of dry weather, simply turning off the water can lead to the need to re-seed or re-sod. Dormant lawns will be dead lawns unless they receive proper care. Without a little water every 2 weeks or so, many species of grass will die. Damage is especially likely if your lawn is subject to play or traffic. If your turf is stressed, take care to keep walking to a minimum, and eliminate play on dormant grass or it will suffer even more.
Deep-rooted perennial grasses, like you see in fields and pastures, are well suited to endure dry conditions. Most residential lawn species won’t tolerate long stretches of dry weather without suffering. Watering as little as 1/2” every two weeks should keep the crown, or growth point, alive.
- At your request, we eliminate all control products (pesticides).
- Bio-fertilizer treatments are identical to our GreensKeeper Plus program.
As noted above NaturalLawn is a program of treatments identical to our GreensKeeper Plus program but all control products, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides are eliminated. The program focuses on nutrition with liquid bio-fertilizer components. Control of pests that may arise- weeds, insects and disease- is the responsibility of the property owner.
Problem solving and pre-landscape consulting available.
There are times when advice and ideas are very helpful. The experience we have gained over the years can really help when problems arise. We are problem solvers and can help you find solutions to any landscape needs from ancient trees to potted plants. The very best way to avoid problems is to plan well before a landscape is installed. Most landscape problems we encounter could have be avoided with better planning and discovery prior to construction and installation. Help is just a phone call away.
Referral Bonus: We Pay You $30.00
Refer a neighbor or friend to us and if they order treatments* we’ll send you $30.00! We know the best way for us to grow is by customer referral, so we’d rather reward you then spend money on media advertising. Growing by referral means we will need to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations, something we’ve always worked hard to accomplish.
*(ordering annual minimum program is required. Make sure you ask them to mention your name so we know who send the check to!)