Lawn Fertilization Services

Give your lawn the nutrients it needs to thrive. 

Custom Lawn Fertilization Plans

 

Allegro is the premier professional lawn care company on the Seacoast. We have over 20 years of experience customizing programs that fit the needs of our challenging soils and seasonal weather conditions. Allegro has the only lawn care program that has been tailor made for the Seacoast, The Allegro Premier Program.

Our plans are completely customizable. Aspects from different programs can be blended to make sure you get the plan that’s best for your lawn. 

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Premier Program

To achieve best results, this program is intended as a package only.

1st Application: Pre-emergent crabgrass, weed control, and fertilizer

2nd Application: Broadleaf weed control and fertilizer

3rd Application: Surface insect control as needed & fertilizer. Spot weed control

4th Application: Fall fertilizer with weed control

5th Application: Lime treatment to reduce soil acidity

6th Application: Late fall fertilization

*Premier Program also includes these two (2) additional treatments.

Grub control – provides season long control against infestation.

Post-emergent crabgrass and broadleaf weed control

Standard Program

To achieve best results, this program is intended as a package only.

1st Application:  Pre-emergent crabgrass, weed control, and fertilizer

2nd Application: Broadleaf weed control and fertilizer

3rd Application: Surface insect control (as needed) and fertilizer. Spot weed control

4th Application: Fall fertilizer with spot weed control

5th Application: Lime treatment to reduce soil acidity

*Annual core aeration with over seed recommended for all programs.

Organic Program

To achieve best results, this program is intended as a package only.

1st Application: Organic fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass and weed control

2nd Application: Organic fertilizer with broadleaf weed control

3rd Application: Balanced Organic fertilizer with spot weed control

4th Application: Organic Fall fertilizer with spot weed control

5th Application: Lime treatment to reduce soil acidity

Life Cycle of Lawn Grubs

We offer pet-friendly lawn programs

Grubs cause damage to healthy turf roots

Grubs are immature Japanese Beetles

If you have any questions about your current program or want to discuss lawn fertilization, give us a call or complete the form.

Optional Services 

You can select services for a one-time application or combine with any of the programs.

  • Grub Control Preventative with Merit
  • Active Insect Control
  • Core Aeration With Over seeding
  • Post-Emergent Crabgrass Control
  • Lawn Disease Control
  • Shrub and Ornamental Tree Fertilization
  • Late Fall Lawn Fertilization
  • Organic Pelletized Compost

 

Aeration & Overseed

It’s a fact. Aeration is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. Here’s why.

Compacted soil and heavy thatch are the two biggest obstacles to a beautiful lawn. They tend to suffocate grass plants by preventing air, water and nutrients from reaching the root zone. This means your lawn looks less than satisfactory in spite of adequate fertilization, water and tender loving care. Aeration opens up the thatch and helps relieve compaction. It should be a regular part of your annual lawn maintenance program.

Aeration is accomplished through the use of a machine equipped with cylinder-like tines and designed to penetrate and shatter the soil. Cores of thatch, soil and grass are actually pulled out of the ground during this process. The plunging action of the tines opens the soil, allows grass plants to breathe, permits better utilization of fertilizer, air and water and promotes a deeper, healthier root system. And good roots are what growing a good lawn is all about!

Major Benefits of Aeration:

  1. Increases air, water and nutrient movement to the root zone
  2. Intensifies decomposition of the thatch
  3. Helps relieve soil compaction
  4. Stimulates new growth
  5. Improves drainage
  6. Provides a better environment for over seeding
  7. Increases the effectiveness of fertilizers and other lawn care product 

 

Fertilization

Regular applications of fertilizer throughout the growing season builds turf density and keeps weeds from taking over. Key nutrients for established turf are nitrogen and potassium. These two nutrients keep your lawn green, thick, and healthy. When over seeding the key nutrient is phosphorous. Phosphorous accelerates grass establishment when seeding.

Proper Watering

Your lawn should receive approximately 1 to 2 inches of water per week during the hottest, driest months. Deep watering to a soil depth of at least six inches is recommended. Light applications of water that merely dampen the grass are of little benefit and can actually harm your lawn.

Watering your lawn in the early morning is ideal. Midday watering, when the weather is hot and dry, can waste water due to excessive evaporation. Evening watering tends to promote disease problems. Keep in mind, the key to effective watering is to give your lawn enough moisture to reach the deep roots of the grass plants.

Mowing Tips

Determining when to mow should be based on the growth rate of the grass, not the calendar. To keep your lawn looking its best, remove only about one-third of the leaf blade each time you mow. Another good practice is to change direction with each mowing. This keeps the turf growing in an erect, upright position rather than leaning in the direction it was mowed. It also helps reduce turf wear and the possibility of scalping.

Keep your mower blade/blades sharp, especially if you are using a rotary mower. This is probably the single, most important maintenance practice. Dull blade/blades rip and shred the grass instead of cutting it. This makes the grass susceptible to other problems like disease and insects. With a rotary mower the blade should be sharpened at least twice a year.

If you have any questions about your current program or want to discuss lawn fertilization, give us a call.

We Also Offer Lawn Mowing Services

We offer lawn mowing services and packages for more regular lawn upkeep.

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