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crabgrass, dandelions, thistle, clover, "Creeping Charlie", "Ground Ivy", weeds

Organic Based Blended Program

Our Organic Based Blended Program is our most popular program... about 85% of customers use this program.  This program will help control crabgrass, broadleaf weeds (dandelions, clover, creeping charlie, ground ivy and many others) as well as green up the lawn throughout the season.  We offer 6 visits per year and those visits are done typically in the early spring, late spring, early summer, late summer, early fall, and late fall.  The visits are done about 5 weeks apart.  

We offer free service calls in between visits for when needed.  These service calls can be for extra weed control, extra crabgrass control or simply to check things out and give our recommendations.  

Some of our customers will switch their program down the road (might be months or years depending on the customer) and they'll ask for the Organic Based Blended Program in the front yard and the Organic/Natural Program in the back yard.  This gives them the peach of mind of enjoying the healthy natural back yard and the beautiful front yard which most neighbors see.  

Our customers can also request to have their weeds spot sprayed instead of having the entire lawn sprayed with weed control.  Each customer is different and it's up to them and not us as to how much weed control their lawn gets... many of our customers enjoy this flexibility.  You can have weed control sprayed from one end of the lawn to the other or you can have the lawn spot sprayed just a few times per year... it's totally up to you.

Whether it's  crabgrass, dandelions, broadleaf weeds, purslane, spurge, creeping charlie, ground  ivy, wild violet or thistle we can take care of it on our Organic Based Blended Program.  We'll leave notes with each visit as to our recommendations or if we see anything out of the ordinary that you should know about.   Some of the typical notes we leave are regarding mowing, watering amounts and best times to water the lawn.  If we see any grubs or grub damage we'll leave notes for you regarding this as well.  Grubs live in the soil so it's not always possible to see them but if we do we'll certainly let you know.  

We recommend mowing the lawn when needed at a height of about 3 1/2 inches for most of the season.  If the lawn is mowed too short then the sun will penetrate the grass, warm up the soil and you'll likely have more weeds in the lawn.  Also the tall grass shades the soil which allows the water to be used by the grass as opposed to evaporating from the heat.  Lawns will look nicer and be thicker if the lawn is mowed properly.  Later in the season in the late fall the lawn can be mowed really short (about 2 inches is ok).  We don't want really tall grass over the winter under the snow as this can result in a disease of the grass called snow mold or pink snow mold.  The tall grass will fall over, get covered by the snow and start to get slimy and the disease will develop... which might not be visible until the spring when the snow is gone.  

We will keep in touch with you by notes and emails over the season if we see anything out of the ordinary and let you know what we see and how we can help. 

You can switch from our Organic Based Blended Program (which includes broadleaf weed control and crabgrass control) to our Organic/Natural Program (does not include any weed control or crabgrass control) at any time throughout the season based on what you prefer.  

There are many types of weed control that can be used to control weeds.  The first step is to determine if you need to control broadleaf weeds or grassy weeds.  Broadleaf weeds can be controlled with a broadleaf weed control.  Some examples of common chemical broadleaf weed controls are "2,4-D", Dicamba,  Mecoprop (MCPP.   You don't want to use Glyphosate or RoundUP to kill weeds in the lawn because that would kill the grass too leaving brown dead areas in the lawn.  It's important to use the right product on the weeds.  RoundUp and Gylyphosate are referred to as a non selective weed control or herbicide because it kills any type of plant... it does not select one or the other.  A selective weed control such as "2,4-D", Dicamba and MCPP will kill the weeds such as a dandelion, clover, thistle, "creeping charlie", "ground ivy", "wild violet" and plantain without killing the grass (when used properly). 

There are some natural weed controls that can be used to control weeds.  Some examples are "Corn Gluten", vinegar, salt, liquid iron.  There are other ways to control weeds besides spraying something on them.  You can mow your grass high, water the lawn for a few times each week for about 40 minutes at a time (watering deep is better that just watering for a few minutes).  Some people will choose to pull weeds out, or dig them out to get rid of them.   Whichever method is used it's also important to fertilize the lawn also that way as the weeds go away the lawn will thicken up.  If weed control is only used the weeds will still go away but the lawn may be thin from the areas where the weeds were.  Together both fertilizer and weed control make a big difference in how a lawn looks.  

What our customers are saying

Excellent service and quality.  Kept our grass green all year and kept it ready for next year.

Kevin P. Plainfield IL