Now is the time to begin turf treatment with Kohler Lawn & Outdoor. When the soil temperature at the surface reaches 55°F for four or five consecutive days, crabgrass begins to germinate. Seeds germinate from early spring to late summer. We want to apply pre-emergent as soon as it starts in early spring because once it seeds, one plant can produce 150,000 seeds that will stay around for the next season.
Round 1 – Applied late February to early April, is pre-emergent application for crabgrass and foxglove, including a balanced rate of granular fertilizer and spot weed control.
Round 2 – Begins early April to late May. It is a second pre-emergent to control crabgrass, foxtail, broadleaf, and existing weeds, along with liquid nitrogen.
Round 3 – In late May to late June, we apply a granular insecticide with a balanced rate of fertilizer controlling surface-feeding insects such as aphids, sod webworms, fleas, and ticks. Broadleaf weed control is applied as needed at this time.
Round 4 – Finishing the summer season in late June through early August, we apply a granular grub control to prevent root damage to the lawn.
Round 5 – The first fall treatment is in late August through late October. Broadleaf weed control is applied with a balanced rate of fertilizer.
Round 6 – The final standard application is a heavy rate of nitrogen fertilizer applied in November or December.
We also offer two optional treatments for our turf program customers: a fungicide treatment applied in mid-April to prevent and cure disease such as brown patch, and a lime treatment that can be applied in Mid-May to Mid-June to balance the soil nutrients and break up hard, compact soil. The timing of fungicide is critical and in some cases a third application is necessary to keep turf in premium condition.
When you become a turf treatment program customer with Kohler Lawn & Outdoor, many other services are available to you as well, such as aerate & seed and mole or vole treatment. Call us at (816) 540-4400 or click here to make an appointment today!