LAWN FERTILIZATION AND WEED CONTROL

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Professional Lawn Fertilization And Weed Control In Virginia

Your lawn is part of your home, and it is the first thing people see when they look at your property. Trying to keep your lawn looking presentable can be time consuming and frustrating when you can’t get your grass to attain that perfect green color and weeds keep popping up all over your lawn. At Potomac Lawn Professionals, we understand this struggle very well, and we want to help you achieve the lawn you have always wanted. The homes and lawns around our nation’s capital should always look their best, which is why we pride ourselves in offering the best fertilization and weed control services in the Washington metropolitan area. 

Your lawn derives much of its nutrition from the natural soil, but the soil alone is often not enough to give your grass the lush appearance you desire. Lawns need food just like we do, and the food lawns crave is in the form of several chemical elements that are found in both the natural soil and in the fertilizers we apply. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are the main ingredients in fertilizers used to feed your lawn. Your grass needs these nutrients for healthy growth and strong root development, and our fertilization plan will optimize the intake of these nutrients when the soil alone is not feeding your lawn properly. 

What makes Potomac Lawn Professionals different from other lawn care companies in Virginia is our attention to detail and our focus on the long-term health of your lawn. Many professional services use fertilizers that will give your lawn fast results that look good for a while, but the green color and thick appearance they give your grass will quickly fade, and your lawn will end up right back where it started. Our treatments are designed to give you results that will last!

The Importance Of Fertilizer

Our fertilizer treatments are designed to improve the overall health of your soil, as this is the only way to ensure long-term results. Our expert technicians know exactly how much of each nutrient our fertilizers should contain for the different problems your lawn may be facing. Depending on the state of your lawn, the different nutrients in our fertilizers will help in the ways described below.

Nitrogen

  • Nitrogen is the most important nutrient used to get your lawn looking lush and green. Nitrogen promotes the production of chlorophyll, which is what provides the dark green color for your grass. However, too much nitrogen can damage your turf and cause brown patches that are known as fertilizer burn. We always use the perfect amount of nitrogen in our fertilizers for optimal health!

Phosphorus

  • Phosphorus is the most important nutrient used for healthy root growth. When attempting to establish a new lawn, phosphorus is greatly beneficial to the development of the lawn’s root system. Healthier, stronger roots mean a better nutritional intake as your grass continues to grow, which will help protect your lawn from disease, pest infestation, weeds, and much more. 

Potassium

  • Potassium enhances your turf’s ability to absorb other nutrients and water. Nitrogen and phosphorus intake will be optimized when proper amounts of potassium are applied to your lawn. This nutrient also helps develop proteins, starches, and cell walls in your grass, which help strengthen your lawn and defend it against harsh environmental factors.

When To Fertilize Your Lawn

Fertilization and weed control treatments typically begin in early spring and can last through early winter. We have designed a year-round program that utilizes an organic product, a traditional chemical product, or a combination of either product, all of which will be tailored to the needs of your lawn at various times throughout the year. The technicians we send out to your property will apply fertilizer and weed control treatments in the following stages:

 

Types Of Lawn Fertilizers

At Potomac Lawn Professionals, we care about the health of your lawn and the health of your loved ones. Our fertilizers are sure to give you the best results possible, and our treatments are always safe to apply in your yard. The two main categories of fertilizer are liquid and granular, and each has unique features and benefits. Depending on the time of year and the needs of your lawn, we will use both types of fertilizers during our visits. 

Liquid fertilizer is great to use as a starter fertilizer for young lawns or lawns emerging early in the growing season. This type of fertilizer is absorbed very quickly, which allows the nutrients to be absorbed at a faster rate. Liquid fertilizers also allow for a more controlled concentration of nutrients, as the amount of nutrition in each droplet of liquid is essentially the same.

Granular fertilizer comes in the form of dry clumps/granules. This type of fertilizer provides a more slow release of nutrients, which means that it can be absorbed into the soil over a longer period of time. Due to its slow-release nature, granular fertilizers are great for late fall applications to help sustain the health of your turf during the colder weather.

The Importance Of Weed Control

Our fertilization program includes weed control treatments in order to maximize the nutritional intake of the fertilizers we apply. Weeds feed off of the same nutrients as regular turfgrass. If weeds are allowed to grow in your lawn without any attempt to control them, your grass will suffer and could start to form dead patches as a result. We aim our efforts at making sure your lawn does not have to compete with weeds for food. Controlling and preventing weeds while we fertilize your lawn is the best way to ensure that your lawn is well-fed and healthy. Look out for the following types of weeds that are common in Virginia:

  • Chickweed – This weed is identifiable by its small white flowers. It grows in dense concentrations close to the ground.
  • Dandelion – These are the same weeds you probably plucked and played with as a child, but they are actually very strong and resilient weeds that damage your turf. They are characterized by their bright yellow flowers and can be found throughout most of the year. 
  • Crabgrass – This is a type of grassy weed that looks similar to regular turfgrass and often appears where your lawn is already struggling to grow. If you see clumps of tall grass that are growing much faster than the surrounding grass, you are likely seeing crabgrass.
  • Broadleaf Plantain – These weeds are identifiable by their thick, flat leaves, as the name suggests. They have strong roots that like to develop in compacted soil, making them a very resilient type of weed.
  • Spotted Spurge – You can spot this weed in your yard by looking for its red spots and milk-like sap that gets released when it is split open. Spotted spurge will grow quickly in thick clusters.

 

The types of weeds listed above are just a few of the varieties that can plague your lawn. Our weed control treatments are designed to eradicate any weeds that may be present in your yard. For additional weed control, ask us about our mulch installation service. Laying down mulch in your garden beds and flower beds suppresses the growth of weeds, which results in more nutrition being available for your lawn and plants.

 

Feed Your Lawn!

We know you have many choices when it comes to looking for a lawn care company you can trust. The experts at Potomac Lawn Professionals have been providing premium fertilization and weed control services in Virginia since 2012, and we want the chance to prove to you why our customers choose us! Our fertilization treatments will keep your lawn well-fed, healthy, and green, and our weed control efforts will take care of all those unwanted intruders in order to give you the picture-perfect lawn of your dreams. Fill out our online survey for an estimate, or call us at (703) 533-5296 to start feeding your lawn what it craves!

Potomac Lawn Professionals is here to answer your lawn care needs. We know how big a difference having a well-kept lawn can be on a home or commercial building. There are countless different steps to caring for your lawn and trying to do them all yourself can be a huge hassle and money sink if done wrong. Leave it to the lawn professionals to provide the right service for your lawn at the right time.

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