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Fertilizer and Weed Control

Our custom fertilizer program is more than a one size fits all, like most companies have to offer. Our program is customized to your lawn and the needs of your soil.

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Custom Fertilizer Programs

St. Louis Lawn Care offers a one of the kind custom fertilizer program for your lawn:

Our custom fertilizer program is more than a one size fits all, like most companies have to offer. Our program is customized to your lawn and the needs of your soil.

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We offer soil testing and customized fertilizer programs. Our team can pull a dirt sample from your lawn and send it off to a lab to analyze the soil. We will then customize a full year fertilizer program, mixing up our own fertilizer, depending on what nutrients your lawn needs. This exclusive program is tailored specifically to your lawn and there is no other program like it. Contact us today to learn more about our soil testing and customized fertilizer programs.

Once we receive your soil test. We will send you a copy, then work you up a fertilizer program that is customized to the needs of your soil for the year.

As you can see, the soil test is very detailed and will let us know exactly what nutrients and micro-nutrients your lawn needs or doesn’t need.

More about Fertilizer and the Treatments

Fertilizer is essential to maintain a healthy weed-free lawn and successful weed control program.

A good fertilizer program will strengthen the roots and the grass and prevent weed growth.  Weeds are opportunistic plants that will take over a yard at the first sign of weakness.

A good fertilizer program is the best defense against weeds and the best way to achieve weed control and maintain a healthy lawn.

Best Time of Year for Lawn Fertilizer

Fertilizers combined with weed control are the best defense against weeds.  The best time to control weeds is in the spring, before the weather gets too hot.  In early spring a fertilizer with a pre-emergent crab grass control is ideal.  This application of fertilizer along with the pre-emergent crab grass control should prevent the crab grass from growing.  The weeds are not growing in the winter, so getting to the weeds before they start to grow in the spring is a huge advantage.  This is more of a preventative measure to decrease the potential for future weeds.

Maximize Weed Control by Fertilizing Lawns in the Spring

In the springtime a second application of pre-emergent fertilizer is applied to help prevent late growing crabgrass.  A weed spray will be needed to control the broadleaf weeds at this time.  This  broad leaf weed control will be applied in the spring when the weeds are actively growing.

By this time the dandelion, the most prevalent and recognizable of the broadleaf weeds are actively growing.

The dandelion is a perennial weed, and if left untreated, it will return year after year.  To rid your yard of the eye-catching yellow flowers, and other weeds a good fertilizer paired with weed control program in the spring will put a lawn on the right track to defend weeds and continue to grow for the rest of the year.

Fertilizing Lawns in the Fall Prepares for Spring

The fall is a perfect time to fertilize.

The weather is changing, and there is more moisture on the ground with rainfall and dew.  Fall is a great time to promote root growth and establish the lawn for the next year.  The fall fertilizer application will provide the lawn with the nutrients needed to recover from the summer stress and give the lawn the ability to grow strong, deep roots.

Early fall is a good time to feed the lawn with a fall lawn fertilizer. The fall fertilizing is one of the most important treatments of all of the fertilizer applications, because it will help stimulate root growth throughout the fall and winter.  Ultimately, the fall fertilizer will lead to deeper roots, and deeper roots will lead to better top growth and an overall healthier lawn.  The fall fertilizer will keep the lawn looking nice and healthy throughout the fall and winter.

Winter Lawn Fertilizer

Finally a winterizing fertilizer will be applied in late fall to promote deep root growth.  In the fall the blades of the grass, or the part that is growing above ground will slow down and prepare for winner, but the roots below ground are still growing and setting themselves in the soil below.  The St. Louis Fertilizer Company will apply a true winterizing fertilizer that will provide a higher percentage phosphorus and potassium (potash) the second and third numbers on the bag while its nitrogen level (first number) is now the lowest (just the opposite of summer fertilizers). It is a “true” winterizing fertilizer because our fertilizer will promote root growth for the rest of the fall and throughout the winter.

Many homeowners do not realize the importance of a good fertilizer program.  A well designed fertilizer program will help resist weeds and common lawn diseases.  Fertilizers are often applied after the homeowner realizes that their lawn has already been taken over with weeds and is no longer green.  A good fertilizer program is used as a preventive measure to keep the lawn healthy and weed free.

At The St. Louis Fertilizer Company we enjoy working with the homeowner to provide the best fertilizer program for the lawn and the budget.

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