Our 7 Step Lawn Care Program
The most important thing Complete Lawn Care, Inc. can do for your St Louis lawn is to fertilize it. Well-fed lawns are greener, which generally means they are healthy. When your lawn is healthy, it will have a stronger root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic, pets, insects and many other other stressors. Fertilizing your lawn one time a year will improve its condition, but feeding it up to four times a year can strengthen it even more. However, it is possible to over fertilize your lawn, and cause fertilizer burn.
Control & Fertilizer
A granular pre-emergent for annual weeds , such as crabgrass. The best way to combat crabgrass is before it starts. We are also applying a fertilizer to help you lawn recover from the winter and encourage green-up.
*This product can not be used in conjunction with seeding.
Control & Fertilizer
At this time we are applying a liquid application that includes more pre-emergent weed control, broadleaf weed control to target weeds such as dandelions and clover and a liquid fertilizer.
This liquid application is to target any new or additional broadleaf weeds such as dandelions and clover.
A granular product to help prevent grubs along with fertilizer.
A slow release fertilizer designed for summer.
The best time of year to make improvement to your lawn. We apply a starter fertilizer, which promotes root development- it is beneficial for existing lawns and highly recommend in conjuction with Aeration and seeding.
To keep your grass greener into the colder months and provide it nutrients to store over the winter months.
Weed Control Services
Complete Lawn Care Inc provides weed control for St Louis residential and commercial lawns. Weeds can be a tricky thing to get rid of. Generally, weeds thrive on all the conditions that your lawn doesn’t. Soil and dirt that is dry or full of moisture, thin or bare lawn patches, underfed or unfertilized grass, etc. These are the best places in your lawn that weeds will thrive and conquer. By hiring Complete Lawn Care Inc in St Louis to manage your lawn’s health, this is the first step in keeping weeds from taking over.
We offers our weed control services in Ladue, Clayton, St. Louis, Hazelwood, Florissant, Ballwin, Frontenac, Richmond Heights, St. Louis City, and Town and Country.
Complete Lawn Care Inc offers effective grub control in St Louis. After getting your lawn to look it’s best, don’t let grubs take it over! By killing off the grubs that live beneath your lawn, you can ensure a healthy green lawn for years to come.
White grubs are the most destructive lawn insect!
Grubs are the larva of beetles, they are milky white with a brown head and a darker tail. They will be curled up in a “C” shape. Grubs feed on the roots of grass, damage is identified as dead grass that can be lifted like a piece of carpet. Grub damage is usually first noticed in mid to late August; damage will first occur in the sunniest, driest locations of the lawn. Damage can also occur from raccoons, skunks and birds digging up the lawn to feed on these grubs.
Best Time to Control Lawn Grubs
The best time to control grubs is when the larvae are small and actively feeding near the surface. Grub and insect control should be applied in late July or early August.
Aeration Services St. Louis
Here at Complete Lawn Care, Inc., we offer professional lawn aeration services to the areas of Ladue, Clayton, St. Louis, Hazelwood, Florissant, Ballwin, Frontenac, Richmond Heights, St. Louis City, and Town and Country, Missouri. You may be wondering, what is aeration? Aeration allows for air, water and fertilizer to reach the roots of your grass. It also reduces thatch and soil compaction. Weeds can develop quicker and easier on thin, sparse lawns. A thick dense lawn is the best way to prevent weeds. We recommend aerating and seeding of bluegrass and fescue lawns to help thicken your lawn. There are many benefits of aeration, some of these are:
Missouri lawns may require 1-1.5 inches of water per week to remain green and actively growing. Our climates supports both warm and cool season grasses each with their own characteristics. Deep infrequent waterings are best as it promotes deep root growth. Frequent shallow waterings encourages minimal (not deep) root development. It can also promote weed growth by leaching the pre-emergents from the soil. Fertilizers will not provide as long of an effect. Taller lawns can reduce the amount of watering required as a tall lawn has deeper roots, provides its own shade for itself and the soil surface. We recommend a height of 3-3.5 inches.
The best time to water is in the morning for those that are early risers or have irrigation systems. It is best to avoid midday watering as some benefits may be lost to evaporation and wind can also be a factor effecting the coverage. Evening watering minimizes evaporation, but can lead to fungal conditions if the grass remains wet overnight.
How to determine how long to water?
Each home is different in regards to water pressure and volume, so the answer is not the same. Even with the same sprinkler one home may require 20 minutes and different home may require 30 as it is dependent upon pressure and flow. The best way to check the amount of water that your lawn is receiving is by placing catch cans throughout the irrigated zone. A good catch can would be one with a straight side – for example a tuna, cat food, or soup can as opposed to a bowl that has curved bottom. Turn the sprinkler on for 15 minutes and then take an average depth of water in each of the cans. If it is 1/4 or .25 inches you would then know it takes 1 full hour to produce 1 inch of water/rain, the amount needed per week to keep the lawn actively growing.