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.

Services provided

Lawn fertilizing

Four lawn applications are offered per year. Spring, early Summer, late Summer and Autumn. High grade fertilizer with various formulations optimized to the timing of the application and needs of the lawn will be applied. Slow release granular fertilizer is used as it lasts longer and has a much lower burn potential for your lawn.

Weed control

Liquid selective weed control is applied along with lawn fertilizer but only as needed. No more than two complete coverage sprayings will occur per year. Spot spraying is preferred as it only applies what is necessary for the job at hand.

The Spring fertilizer application includes pre-emergent summer annual control. A commonly known summer annual is crabgrass which can be prevented by pre-emergents and not scalping the lawn.

Lawn insect and disease control

Lawn problems will be diagnosed and a treatment offered. Both preventative and curative measures will be employed. Grub control is offered with the early Summer fertilizer application.

Lawn Aeration

There are many benefits to core aeration including lessening soil compaction, controlling thatch build up, increasing water and nutrient uptake, improving rooting, increasing heat and drought stress tolerance, etc.

Aeration can be performed at any time in the growing season as long as the soil is moist enough for tine penetration.