Service Area: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Ladysmith and surrounding areas

Turf Care Program

Grass Roots Lawn and Landscaping is pleased to offer our Turf Care Program in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Ladysmith, Virginia. Our program provides the complete fertilization that your lawn needs to grow thicker, greener, and stronger throughout the year.

We have two options from which to choose. Both program options also include pre-emergent weed control for crabgrass prevention. Each program includes a lawn analysis. The analysis will assess the quality of your lawn and include recommendations for improvements if necessary.

 

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You Deserve A Beautiful Lawn

We encourage you to look over the following information on our Grass Roots Turf Care Program. With a partnership between you and our trained professionals, a beautiful lawn is within reach. Keep in mind that creating a thick, green lawn is a process. It requires time and patience. Depending upon the condition of your lawn it may take up to 2-3 years to turn it around. Using the proper treatments, maintaining correct mowing and watering techniques and following the course of action suggested, you can achieve an outstanding lawn.

Grass Roots is here to help, and we look forward to working with you. We use the science of soil tests with the finest products from John Deere/Site One. Combined with the best cultural practices as recommended by Virginia Tech specifically for our area. Please contact us to discuss what we can do for your lawn. We will meet with you, assess your lawn, measure your property, and give you a price quote.

Let us help you create a beautiful lawn!

Turf Care Program

Service Visits

Program 1

Program 2

Early Spring

Fertilization for winter recovery to encourage deep roots and cell strength

Pre-emergent weed control using Dimension crabgrass prevention.

Post-emergent broadleaf weed control application.

Spring

Fertilization to help prepare lawn for hot summer months.
Pre-emergent weed control using Dimension crabgrass prevention.
Post-emergent broadleaf weed control application.
Lawn analysis.

Early Summer

Application of potash (potassium) which fortifies the root systems and helps reduce stress on grass during the heat of summer.
Soil Test – performed on a soil sample taken from your lawn. This is the only way to know your soil’s nutrient status and pH level. Detailed lab results will let us know how your turf program is progressing.

Summer

Post-emergent weed control application for grassy weeds, broadleaf weeds and nutsedge. * Not available if seeding lawn.

Early Fall

Fertilizer application for the fall season. This is the optimum growth period and the best time to rejuvenate your lawn after the summer.
Post-emergent weed control application for grassy weeds, broadleaf weeds and nutsedge. * Not available if seeding lawn.

Late Fall

Fertilizer application at this time helps prepare your lawn for winter. It encourages root growth, builds food storage, better winter color and enhanced spring green up.
Post-emergent broadleaf weed control application if needed.
Lawn analysis.

Late Winter

Lime application to improve soil pH level. * Up to 10 lbs per 1,000 sq. feet.

Additional Services

We also offer these services at an additional cost, to complement our Turf Care Program. Please let us know if you would like more information.

  • Soil Test – $18.00 This is the only way you will know your soil’s nutrient status and pH level. Lab results provide recommendations for fertilizer, lime or sulfur if needed, to create the perfect environment for your lawn to thrive.
  • Core Aeration – A process of mechanically removing small plugs of soil and thatch from the lawn. This opens up the soil, improves drainage, reduces compaction and aides in root growth. Aeration allows water, oxygen and nutrients to enter the soil and reach the roots.
  • Top Dressing – A process of adding a prepared soil mix of compost or other soil amendments in a thin layer to the surface of the lawn. The organic matter breaks down and filters through existing soil to improve texture and overall health. It builds up the quality of the soil over time. It can be repeated over the years for optimum results.
  • Seeding/Over-Seeding –  Lawns thin out because of weather, pets, and overuse. One way to rejuvenate your lawn is to plant new grass seed. It is a great way to thicken up your lawn.
  • Post emergent –  Post emergent weed control application for broadleaf weeds, grassy weeds and nutsedge.
  • Lime Application –  Lawns grow best with a balanced pH. Most Virginia soils are acidic. Lime helps reduce the acidity and allows for nutrient uptake.
  • Weed control in beds – Pre and/or post emergent weed control for mulch beds and flower beds.

 

Mowing Tips

  • Most lawns in the Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Ladysmith areas are made up of tall fescue, a cool season grass. The peak growth period is when temperatures are 60 ◦ – 75◦. Above 85 ◦, growth slows. Above 90 ◦, growth will usually stop and go dormant.
  • It is much better for your grass if you mow high. Raise the height of your mower to its highest setting, 3″-4″. The higher you mow, the deeper the roots will grow.
  • The best defense against weeds is thick, healthy grass, mowed at the correct height. Taller grass blocks some of the sun so weed seeds can’t all germinate. Dense growth does not leave space for weeds.
  • You have probably seen lawns cut very short or scalped. Those lawns are usually filled with bare spots and weeds. Weeds will take over a thin spotty lawn. Proper mowing height and techniques make a big difference in the amount of weeds in your lawn.

 

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Give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.