Complete fertilization and weed control program
Four applications of our organic-based nutrient solution throughout the season, providing all the major and minor nutrients needed to maximize your lawn’s health and color. Twice during the season, we’ll apply a spot treatment to control broadleaf weeds. A total of 6 treatments over 4 visits. For customers who want a more beautiful lawn, we recommend a Neutramag treatment, as well as additional fall aeration.
Spring or fall aeration
Aeration is the best way to reduce thatch and help the root system grow deeper, while allowing water, fertilizer and air to penetrate the soil. Aeration involves perforating the soil surface with a motorized machine. The “little carrots” are left on the lawn to decompose as the rains fall. The best times to aerate are in spring and fall. We recommend a minimum of once a year in the fall.
Acidity control (Neutramag)
Our improved lime treatment is called Neutramag and acts as a fifth lawn treatment for people who want a more beautiful lawn. Neutramag is an extract of natural granular limestone. It contains two essential lawn nutrients, calcium and magnesium. It neutralizes soil acidity to stimulate microorganisms beneficial to turf and reduces the incidence of disease and insects by accelerating the decomposition of thatch in which insects and diseases shelter. Our improved lime treatment also provides extra calcium. Calcium is one of the main components of plant cell walls and acts as a cell skeleton, helping to increase turfgrass resistance to disease and trampling. Magnesium enhances turfgrass vigor and color by stimulating chlorophyll formation.
Treatment against white grubs
White grubs are a C-shaped larvae and in most cases are European chafer or Japanese beetles. They feed on grass roots in spring and fall. A grub infestation can be devastating, causing large areas of dead grass that can be lifted like a carpet. Larvae can destroy a lawn in a short period of time and skunks can plow a field in search of that succulent meal. Our grub treatment is effective if you follow our instructions promptly after application.
Treatment against chinch bugs
An application of insecticide. These insects are very small, with adults measuring just 4 mm. They suck the sap from the blades of the grass. Living in groups, the damage they cause is local at first, manifesting itself in patches of dead grass. Gradually, over the course of the season, these irregularly shaped patches spread and merge. Damage that occurs during the hot summer months resembles a lack of water, but unlike drought, it involves irregular yellowing only in certain areas. The lawn won’t green up in the fall in these areas, and you’ll see the appearance of weeds.
Inspect your lawn. If you see patches of damaged, torn, or brownish grass, call us. A small problem is much easier and less costly to solve.
Root injection fertilization
Root injection fertilization is recommended to maximize the growth of young trees and shrubs, cedar hedges, diseased trees, and the flowering of ornamental plants. This treatment is carried out once a year in spring. Our gradual-release fertilizer is liquid and specially formulated for maximum plant growth.
Is your lawn slightly bare? Want to increase its density? Groupe Jardins offers a seed application service. Our trained technicians will come to your home and apply quality seeds to give your lawn a healthier appearance. Ask us for our rates.
Crabgrass germination treatment
Preventive treatment applied early in the season to partially prevent crabgrass germination. Crabgrass tends to grow along curbs, parking lots or in sparse areas of your lawn. Being in the same family as lawns, herbicide treatments have no effect on this undesirable plant. Crabgrass is a highly competitive annual that will die back in the fall. You’ll notice its reddish-brown appearance in late summer. However, before it dies, it will form seeds to reseed itself late in the following spring.