& Weed Control
DuBois Lawn Care, LLC provides the labor, equipment and materials to fertilize and maintain a weed-free landscape. This includes four to five fertilization treatments to maintain the health and beauty of your lawn, plus one pre-emergent herbicide and two post-emergent broadleaf herbicides to control weeds.
The number and type of herbicides depend on the type of weeds we are controlling, the soil conditions, average length of the season and customer requests. We typically apply four fertilizings, but with the weather staying warmer into the late fall and early winter months, it is important to apply the last fertilizer later in the year in order to maximize the health and beauty of the turf.
We offer five different fertilization treatments throughout the year. The first treatments includes the pre-emergent herbicide to control crabgrass. This application is applied sometime between April 1st and the first week of June. Crabgrass preventer is only needed in sunny locations. If your yard is mostly shaded, the first fertilization will not contain pre-emergent. All subsequent treatments are spaced out between 6-10 weeks apart, depending on weather-related variables, how many treatments you choose and when the first application is applied.
Southeastern Wisconsin turf that receives full sun exposure requires approximately 4.5 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. added to the soil per year. This is based on average amounts of rainfall, soil conditions and grass types. More shaded areas require less fertilizer. Lightening in the atmosphere produces nitrogen which accounts for .5 to 1 pound per growing season on average. Our applications apply .75 to .9 pounds of nitrogen per application along with a healthy amount of potassium. Fertilizers with additional nutrients can be supplemented as needed on a case by case basis for an additional cost.
Additional lawn services include insect and disease treatment. There are many turf damaging insects that can be very destructive. Some insects include sod web worm, army worm, cut worm, fall army worm, cinch bug and a variety of grubs. Their damage is most prevalent in the summer months, but can often be mistaken for drought. Diseases are more difficult to diagnose and treatments on a curative basis don't work very well. Usually the damage occurs in spring, but you usually cannot tell the damage has been done until the summer months when it's too late. When timed correctly, usually one application is sufficient to combat insect problems. Diseases in turf are usually caused by fungus and can be treated preventatively. This approach is very effective. Application, timing and frequency all depends on the types of diseases we are treating.