Late Spring Bulletin
Your Late Spring Treatment provides:
- Fertilization to strengthen the lawn’s ability to resist insects, diseases and summer stress. Our company performs soil testing to determine your lawn’s nutrient levels and design our custom-blended fertilizer to fit your lawn’s requirements.
- Grub-proofing not only to prevent grubs from eating the roots of your turf, but also to control Japanese beetles from attacking your plants. All of this is done environmentally a product that will not harm earthworms and other beneficial insects.
- Insect Control for sod webworms, chinch bugs, billbugs .
- Liquid Weed Control – is spot-sprayed in every service only where weeds are present and not broadcast across the entire lawn. A sticking agent is added so that if a rainfall comes after the treatment, the control will still be effective.
- Fungicide is spot-sprayed to control serious diseases that are present or to prevent diseases that have damaged areas of your lawn in the past.
- Crabgrass, Dallisgrass, Green Kyllinga, Nimblewil, Nutsedge, Thistle, and Stiltgrass Controls are spot-sprayed as needed.
To avoid possible skin or eye irritation do not walk without shoes or allow children or
pets to play on your lawn until the products just applied have been watered in.
1. If your lawn has received a ½ inch or more of rain after our service application, then the products are properly watered in. If there is no rainfall, then your need to apply a ½ inch of water; preferably before you mow your lawn, especially if you are not recycling the grass clippings.
2. Be sure that your lawn is watered once a week if there is not measurable rainfall, and twice during prolonged hot spells — soaking the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches.
3. Begin your watering program early before the lawn shows signs of stress, which means less water will have to be applied to replenish any moisture lost in the soil.
4. Preferably water in the morning or early afternoon – just be sure that your lawn has time to dry out before evening.
5. For my customers who have a sprinkler system, you will need to water three times a week because of the amount of time needed to ensure that each zone is properly watered. Please do not set the system to come on the day your lawn is scheduled to be mowed.
1. Wait at least 24 hours after your lawn service is completed to mow your lawn.
2. Use a sharp blade — dull cuts on grass blades have been proven to cause fungus problems in turf.
3. Mow at the proper height – I recommend adjusting your lawn mower up to 4 inches for regular-sized lawns or 4 to 4-1/2 inches for larger lawns. Mowing the lawn at this height will increase root depth, retain moisture longer and help to reduce weed and disease development. In addition, it makes mulching clippings easier by providing more air space between the mowing blade and the soil. If you have someone mowing your lawn for you, please make sure to tell him to mow at this height.
4. Mow with regularity only removing one-third of the grass blades at one time.
5. Alternate mowing directions.
6. When possible, mow your lawn only when grass is completely dry.
7. Grass clippings consist of water and nutrients. Recycling or mulching clippings returns moisture and nutrients back to the soil, requiring less fertilizer and watering for your lawn. During the Spring’s rapid growth period to avoid excessive clippings not being properly factionalized on your lawn, I would advise mowing your lawn every five days until the rate of grass growth slows, usually in early June. If bad weather prohibits your normal mowing schedule, your bagging or collecting grass clippings a few times will not affect your soil’s moisture or nutrient level.
If a sign has been placed on your lawn, please remove the sign after the lawn products have been watered in or after 72 hours whichever occurs first. Then, properly dispose of the sign or keep it for reuse with the next service.
If you have not already provided it, please give us your email address or any new or updated email address you have. Contact us at Finolawn@gmail.com or on 302-792-2201. We are now using email to alert our customers about drought regulations, watering requirements and other crucial issues that arise throughout the season and we want to be sure all of our customers are on our email list.
Finocchiaro Lawn & Landscape is not responsible for conditions on your lawn which are beyond our control, such as extended high temperatures, drought damage, mandatory watering restrictions (if applicable) and customers not following watering and mowing instructions which are printed on each service bulletin or available anytime online at our website.
For further information on any of these topics, please ask our technicians or visit our website, www.finolandco.com.
Finocchiaro Lawn & Landscape, Inc. Revised 2/2018