Boughter's Lawn Care Services. Fertilizing in New Castle, PA 16101 - 16105

Due to the upcoming hot weather, it is highly suggested that you begin watering your lawn. Regular fertilizer applications work best with deep and infrequent watering. Grub control applications require watering in to activate the product.

It is normal for grass to go dormant in very hot weather as we have a mixture of mostly cool season grasses in our Pennsylvania lawns. Kentucky bluegrass, rye and fine fescues will go dormant without watering.

Raising your mower deck helps a lot during hot weather. This help to shade the crown of the grass plant and allows for deeper rooting. I personally mow my lawn at 4 - 4.5” during the summer.

Seeding is not recommended at this time. It is best to wait for the summer temperatures to drop as fall approaches.

As always, do not bag your lawn clippings. Mulching or going over the lawn a second time to disperse the clippings is greatly beneficial.

Feel free to call, text or email if you have any questions or concerns.

Information concerning your lawn care schedule

  • Round 1
    • Occurs near the end of March. Weather permitting, of course.
    • Helps the lawn recover from the harsh winter months.
    • Includes slow-release fertilizer and crabgrass control.
    • Includes a foliar spray to unlock the tied-up nutrients that already exist in the soil, turning them into plant usable nutrition. The benefits are deeper, stronger roots, more resilient turf, and longer lasting color.
    • Includes weed suppression spray that helps keep the lawn clear of dandelions and other weeds.
  • Round 2
    • Occurs around mid-May.
    • Includes slow-release fertilizer, weed control and crabgrass control.
    • Helps to suppress summer annual weeds.
  • Round 3
    • Occurs around the weeks leading up to July 4th to the week just after.
    • Includes slow-release fertilizer and weed control.
    • Is the application that can include grub control if you require it.
  • Round 4
    • Occurs in mid-August.
    • Includes slow-release fertilizer and weed control.
    • Is good for lawns that irrigate.
    • May be applied to all lawns if the weather is agreeable (1″ of rain per week and not too hot).
    • Should only be skipped by lawns that get grub control.
  • Round 5
    • Occurs in early October
    • Includes slow-release fertilizer but weed control may be applied if the first frost hasn’t occurred.
    • Adds nutrients to the soil to protect the lawn roots and gives the grass enough energy to survive until spring.
    • Is widely considered the most important application for the health of your lawn.

Fertilization will take precedence over mowing for the foreseeable future. Best efforts will be made to keep the schedule stable but there will be times when mowing will be pushed to a different day of the week to keep the fertilization timed properly.