Our spring broke painfully slow this year. Now is the time to catch up. There are still jobs out there and customers to be satisfied. Don’t forget to sell seeding jobs! Jonathan Green features a number of superior grass seed mixes including Black Beauty, Black Beauty Ultra, Dura Turf Athletic and Pro Beauty, to name a few. And of course you still have to deal with crabgrass, broadleaf weeds, surface insects and grubs!
If you feel that an early application of crabgrass control might not carry you through the hot summer months, you may want to put down an application of Crabgrass & Weed Preventer with Dimension in June, to get complete control throughout summer. If you’ve already put down an application of Weed & Feed and still have a broadleaf weed problem, Jonathan Green Lawn Weed Control with Trimec is very effective and contains no fertilizer. It has superior control on over 200+ broadleaf weeds.
There are a number of Jonathan Green fertilizers that you can use on your customers lawns at this time. A favorite that will provide you with an additional measure of success is Natural Vigor. A 20-2.75-3 fertilizer that combines controlled release nitrogen from bio solids and poly coated urea, Natural Vigor has 2% iron, which will give that initial blush of green. The 25% natural base helps to give a longer lasting fertilization that will keep your lawns greener than your competition.
Don’t forget grub control! June is a great time to apply preventative grub control. Our Grub Control with Imidacloprid will do a fine job of preventing grub damage before it starts. For best results make sure you water in after application.
Ticks are always a serious summer problem that is drawing more attention in recent years. Your customers will thank you, and you can achieve an additional application. Use a combination product like Summer Survival with Bifenthrin or our new Organic Insect Control.
Summer is the time to try some organic products. Your customers will feel good about their lawns. You have many choices including our new Love Your Lawn-Love Your Soil. This is a super charged organic product that contains L-amino acids, iron, sulfur, calcium, and gypsum, for soil compaction. If you are looking for an organic fertilizer try Natural Beauty Organic Fertilizer 10-0-1. It is rich in humates and will give the lawn a slow, gentle feeding and greening by aiding in the release of natural nutrients in the soil. Organic Lawn Fertilizer 8-3-1, which is also rich in humates, is another option. Remember, all of these organic products will give your lawns a gentle feeding through the hot summer months and are safe to use around children and pets.
Good luck and keep on spreading!