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We are often asked how many lawn treatments do I need per year? And we understand the confusion. With so many lawn care companies out there packaging their programs in different ways, it can be very difficult to determine just how often fertilizer (as well as other treatments) should be applied.
While your question might be “how many lawn treatments do I need?,” the question you should really be asking is “what specifically needs to be done throughout the year?” It’s not so much about the number of visits as it is the possible issues that can occur that may need to be diagnosed and addressed.
Oasis’ lawn care program consists of six strategically timed visits from early spring to late fall. This schedule puts our knowledgeable technicians on your property at the optimal time for essential lawn care tasks, and also allows us to monitor potential issues in your yard through the year. Other companies might do things differently, so you really need to understand what it is they’re doing when they’re on your property rather than be distracted by the number of times they’re visiting.
To help you understand what services are important throughout the year, let’s take a look at a timeline of what should happen between early spring and late fall in order to achieve the best lawn results. Often, we will combine products into the fertilizer mix, which allows us to deliver the season-appropriate treatments along with your regular application.
The official beginning of the lawn care season is early spring, and several lawn care treatments are planned to get your yard off to a healthy start for the year. At Oasis, these are the services you can expect in the spring when the timing is right:
In the late spring, our second visit in your lawn care program will include the following:
As summer arrives, the change in weather can bring new problems for your lawn. At Oasis, here is how we ensure that the early summer is a good season for your yard:
Late summer is a difficult time for your lawn. In addition to the possibility of drought stress, many other factors can negatively impact your lawn in its seasonal weakened state. At Oasis, here is how we help your yard during these stressful months:
As the weather becomes milder and the temperatures cool, your lawn still needs important services. At Oasis, here is how we help your lawn meet the changing season:
The outdoor season in Ohio and Northern Kentucky comes to a in the late fall but we will plan your property’s final visit as late as we possibly can in order to give you the most value for your lawn care investment. At Oasis, here is how we prepare your yard for the approaching winter season:
You may ask: do I really need all of that fertilizer? Regardless of what other issues there may be on your yard, your lawn will always need certain amounts of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium throughout the year to thrive. Depriving your lawn of these nutrients will lead to a slow decline in its health.
People sometimes want to omit fertilizer treatments because they believe the more the lawn is fertilized, the more it will need to be mowed. However, the best way to ensure that you have a thick and healthy lawn is to make sure it has the nutrients it needs available. At Oasis, our slow-release granular fertilizer and other valuable treatments are designed to deliver the required amount of these nutrients, with an emphasis on soil health and sustained root growth, without the quick-grow short-term effects you might experience with other lawn treatments.
As you come to understand what services are important throughout the year, you’ll probably realize that the questions about how many visits and how many times to fertilize a lawn may be the wrong questions to ask. Instead, you will see that a valuable program focuses on what the lawn needs rather than a certain number of visits or applications. We hope that this timeline gives you a foundation for understanding what services should be performed and when they should be done.
At Oasis Turf & Tree, we believe that these six valuable visits to your property per season allows us to diagnose issues and perform of all the treatments that will address your lawn’s needs. It’s all about a customized approach.
While we are diligent about catching developing problems when we’re there, we are also aware that issues can arise between our visits. That’s one reason why we value communication from our customers so highly; we appreciate when they call us anytime an issue has arisen since our last visit-- we would always rather treat a problem early than let it go until our next time on the property. A quick response is better for your lawn, it's better for your enjoyment of your yard, and it's better for us as we work to provide you with the best results possible.
If you would like to find out more about our lawn care program options and how they can improve your lawn in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH or Northern Kentucky, call 513-697-9090 or contact us for a free estimate.
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