The key to achieving a lush, dark green lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood is simple- apply the right product at the right time throughout the season. At Town & Country Gardens we developed, tested, and refined an exclusive 4-Step lawn program that makes it easy to have a beautiful lawn… and at a much lower cost than using a lawn service.
Town & Country Gardens’ Premium 4-Step Lawn Program includes our own fully tested fertilizers formulated specifically for east Idaho soils and climate. Our customers rave about having their greenest lawn ever! It really works. We guarantee it!
Here are the four easy steps:
Step 1 – T&C Humates: March-April
Step 2 – T&C Premium Lawn Food: May-June
Step 3 – Fertilome Weed Out + Lawn Fertilizer : September
Step 4 – T&C Lawn Winterizer : October-November
Step 1– Get a jump start to a green lawn in the early spring by applying Town & Country Gardens Humates. Humates strengthen the grass roots which allows the lawn to get greener faster! It builds a healthier soil that increases the retention of water and helps open up heavy clay and compacted soil. It improves the fertilizer and other nutrients into the grass. You’ll love this natural organic product that is safe for pets and other animals.
Another benefit of using Humates are the decomposition of thatch in the lawn. It naturally stimulates the micro-organisms in the soil to use the thatch and dead grass as food and convert it an organic nitrogen fertilizer. No need to power rake. Humates breaks down thatch turning it into a rich organic compost that actually feeds the lawn.
Step 2- In the late spring your lawn needs a boost that will carry it into summer. Town & Country Premium Lawn Food contains all the nutrients, including a high percentage of iron, which your grass needs to keep it healthy and give it that deep green color that you want for your lawn. Town & Country Premium Lawn Food contains three types of nitrogen, including 60% polymer coated slow-release nitrogen for extended greening of up to 12 weeks. You can’t buy a better lawn food. We guarantee it!
Step 3- In early fall, as the temperatures begin to cool, it is time to apply Fertilome Weed Out + Lawn Fertilizer. The lawn is now beginning to store nutrients in its roots in preparation for dormancy. During this period weed killers are particularly effective because the herbicide travels deep into the root, rather than just “top killing”. Fertilome Weed Out + Lawn Fertilizer contains 3 herbicides that control over 200 listed broadleaf weeds. Do not mow lawn prior to application. Lawn should be lightly wet before application, but do not water for 24 hours after application.
Step 4- Late fall is probably the most important feeding of the year. Application can be made anytime in the fall, but the ideal time to apply Town & Country Lawn Winterizer is in October or November. Since your lawn is approaching dormancy now, nearly all of the nutrients are used to promote root growth and very little for top growth. Town & Country Lawn Winterizer contains extra potassium for winter hardiness and 30% slow release nitrogen. This builds a very dense, healthy turf and provides stored nutrients that will encourage early spring green up, often up to two weeks earlier than lawns that don’t receive a fall feeding.
A Little Extra Help When Needed
Broadleaf Weed Control- If you need additional help in controlling dandelions and other broadleaf weeds, spray with Fertilome Weed-Free Zone in mid April before the dandelions bloom. This will kill any weeds that the Fertilome Weed Out + Lawn Fertilizer may have missed the previous fall. Do not spray when temperature is expected to exceed 85 degrees.
Grub Control- Lawn insects, particularly Billbugs and White Grubs, can destroy large patches of your lawn very quickly. The problem can be prevented with an application of Grub Free Zone. The timing is critical. Apply in May, before any damage occurs, for best results. You may need to reapply in early July.
So there you have it- lawn care as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4. Now’s the time to get started with Step 1, and before you know it your neighbors will be asking “What do you do to get such a lush green lawn?”.