At Tree-n-Turf our lawn applications can be customized to fit your specific needs. There are many factors we use to determine what a specific lawn needs, such as: soil type, soil compaction, watering and irrigation, type of grass, shade and sun conditions, and weed populations to name a few. We will make recommendations based on what we see and propose a program to achieve your goals. Evaluating your lawn is important, for not all lawns are the same and each customer may have differing goals. Goals and expectations range from wanting that perfect golf course lawn to just wanting to get rid of all those dandelions! We can help you achieve all our goals!
Our lawn evaluations will not end at first contact, we train our licensed applicators to be mindful and on the lookout for lawn care issues. If it is something we are doing, we will make the appropriate adjustments. If crabgrass or another nuisance weed or pest is finding their way into your lawn, we will make the appropriate recommendation on your invoice.
At Tree-n-Turf we tailor our efforts to maximize productivity and efficiency to ensure you get what you need when you need it. We take pride in keeping up-to-date with the latest technology, from the products we apply, to the equipment on our trucks. We use equipment that can be tailored and calibrated to each lawn care professional and each type of application. All our applicators are trained to calibrate their equipment to their natural walking pace to ensure the proper amount of solution is being applied.
We can apply a fertilizer any time during the growing season. Fertilizer applications will be tailored to the season, growing conditions and stage of plant development. By tailoring our fertilizer application we ensure your lawn is getting the nutrients is needs for a thick, rich, healthy and beautiful dark green lawn! A thick healthy lawn combats the invasion of nuisance weeds.
Spring Fertilizer applications will be formulated for quick green up and to promote top growth. We begin applying this as soon as the snow is off and the ground begins to firm up. (April - June)
Summer Fertilizer applications consists of a slow release fertilizer with micronutrients to promote plant health and steady feeding and can be applied as a liquid or granular fertilizer. (June - August)
Fall Fertilizer applications consists of a well balanced fertilizer to help with root development for the upcoming winter and can be applied as a liquid or granular fertilizer. (August - October)
Late Fall Fertilizer applications is used when you want a quick green up in the spring of the year. We apply this toward the end of the growing season so that the plant will have stored energy in the root system for the following year. The fertilizer is formulated to promote root growth and early green up. We apply this as a granular fertilizer. (October-November)
Crabgrass is an annual grass that relies on going to seed each season. The crabgrass plant naturally dies every fall leaving behind thousands of seeds. Population growth becomes exponential each season if left untreated. If you have a crabgrass problem, it is very important to sign up for a Crabgrass Pre-Emergent application to prevent the seeds from germinating. Typically you will start seeing crabgrass germinate in the beginning of June or when soil temp warm up enough to be suitable for germination. Crabgrass does well in full sun, so keep an eye out in those thin hot spots, high traffic areas and along driveways and sidewalks.
Tree-n-Turf offers 3 different optional crabgrass control applications, they are as follows:
Crabgrass Pre-Emergent, Broadleaf Weed Control and Fertilizer is our 3-way application applied either in liquid or granular form. We will be applying a well balanced fertilizer with crabgrass pre-emergent. You should expect to get 85 to 95% control of your crab grass. Along with the pre-emergent will we include a liquid broad spectrum weed control, good for combating dandelions and other broadleaf perennial weeds. (April-May)
Crabgrass Post-Emergent application is applied when your crabgrass has germinated and is actively growing. We apply this before the plant has a chance to go to seed and repopulate the following year. This becomes an important addition to the pre-emergent applications to clean up the 5-15% of seeds that can germinate. This is also a good application if you or our applicators notice crabgrass coming up for the first time. This will help prevent establishment in your lawn. This application is completed by spot spraying crabgrass plants only.
Broadleaf Weed Control Applications
A broadleaf weed is a weed that stands out in our lawn because it does not resemble grass. They can be very tough and difficult to control. Some common broadleaf weeds our customers ask us to treat include: Dandelions, Creeping Charlie, Plantain, Chickweed, Black Medic, Wild Geranium, Clover, Dollarweed, Knotweed, Pineapple Weed, Purslane, Thistle, Spurge, and Woodsorrel. Broadleaf weeds can be perennial or annual plants and with our programs we can help you get them under control.
Tree-n-Turf offers 2 different broadleaf weed control program options. Customers may pick and choose or follow our recommendation upon evaluating you lawn. The first program option is your traditional “weed & feed” application that includes broadleaf control with fertilizer. The second is a broadleaf only program.
Broadleaf Only Program
Spring Broadleaf is the application most people associate with taking care of Dandelions, however, we use a broad spectrum application good for combating Dandelions and most nuisance perennial broadleaf weeds. (May-June)
Summer Broadleaf application consists of a broad spectrum weed control geared for Dandelions, Oxalis, Clover and many other broadleaf annual and perennial weeds. If Clover is one of your concerns be sure to sign up for this application, as it is easiest to control Clover while it is in bloom. (June-July)
Fall Broadleaf application consists of a broad spectrum broadleaf weed control; this is the most important application in combating Dandelions for the following year. It is also good for reducing the Creeping Charlie population in your yard. (August-Oct)
Weed and Feed Program
Spring Weed and Feed is the application most people associate with taking care of Dandelions; however, we use a broad spectrum application good for combating Dandelions and most nuisance perennial broadleaf weeds. (May-June)
Early Summer Weed and Feed application consists of a slow release fertilizer with micronutrients to promote plant health and steady feeding and can be applied as a liquid or granular fertilizer. The weed control component consists of a broad spectrum weed control geared for Dandelions, Oxalis, Clover and many other broadleaf annual and perennial weeds. If Clover is one of your concerns be sure to sign up for this application, as it is easiest to control Clover while it is in bloom. (June-July)
Late Summer Weed and Feed application consists of a slow release fertilizer with micronutrients to promote plant health and steady feeding and can be applied as a liquid or granular fertilizer. The weed control component consists of a broad spectrum weed control geared for Dandelions, Oxalis, Clover and many other broadleaf annual and perennial weeds. This application is great for controlling all the weeds that continually go to seed, germinate and repopulate. (July-August)
Fall Weed and Feed application consists of a well balanced fertilizer to help with root development for the upcoming winter and can be applied as a liquid or granular fertilizer. We will also be putting down a broad spectrum broadleaf weed control; this is the most important application in combating Dandelions for the following year. It is also good for reducing the Creeping Charlie population in your yard. (August-Oct)
**All Broadleaf applications will be applied as a liquid.
Insect Control Applications
Insect Control application is designed to take care of nuisance pests such as grubs and bill bugs. This application generally requires a visit to your property to diagnose your insect problems. Time of year and type of insect will guide our application decisions. If you have had insect problems in the past we can apply an insecticide as a preventive measure. If you are currently experiencing insect problems in your lawn, we can apply insecticide as a curative measure. Call us today to diagnose your insect problems!
Fungus Control Applications
Fungus Control application will help get rid of fungus in your yard, keep disease from spreading and ensure the health of your lawn. If you have had a fungus problem in the past, we are able to offer you a preventative fungus control option. If you think you may have this problem, our professionals will be able to look at your lawn and diagnose the problem to ensure the proper solution is applied.
Roundup is a non-selective herbicide that will kill or badly injure any plant is comes in contact with. If you have an area that needs new seeding, we can do a complete kill to get started. Do you have overgrown rip rap areas or cracks in your walkways and driveways that need to be cleaned up? Call us for all your roundup needs.
**Even though Roundup is common, it can create a lot of damage if not careful. It's best to leave it up to the professionals.
Ground Sterilization application can be done on gravel walkways and driveways, outside storage areas, around buildings, cattle or horse arenas, or over complete gravel parking lots. This application is guaranteed for a growing season to keep away those unwanted weeds away.
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Lawn Mowing Service
Tree-n-Turf offers commercial and residential lawn mowing services for Willmar, New London, Spicer and surrounding area lake communities. We will work with you and our schedule to set up a service that best fits your needs. We can mow weekly, on call, or somewhere in between. Tree-n-Turf will make sure the job is done in a timely professional manner. Our technicians will treat your lawn like it’s their own. Making sure when they leave, your lawn looks how they would want their lawn to look. Our technicians will also keep an eye out for problems that may arise, so they may be resolved in a timely manner. Call us today for your FREE estimate!
Lawn aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs. Aerating your lawn is vital in reducing soil compaction. Soil compaction reduces the ability of turf to put on deep roots, reduces the amount of water soil can absorb thus limiting nutrients and air circulation.
By performing core aeration you enhance soil’s water uptake, reduce runoff and puddling, improve air exchange, improve fertilize utilization, increase turfs ability to put on deep strong roots, reduce amount of watering, promote thatch breakdown, replenishment soils organic layer, and improve overall resiliency.
Seasonal aeriation is recommend for heavily used lawn and lawns with soils that are prone to natural compaction, such as clay based soils.
Ideal time for aerating lawns in our area would be in spring or fall during active growing.
Spring and Fall Cleanup
Do you have leaves in your garden, leaves in your foundation plantings and in your window wells, or just want them cleaned off your lawn? Tree-n-Turf can help by blowing out your gardens, flower beds, window wells, and vacuuming up all your leaves on your lawn. By removing leaves and other debris, it keeps your lawn from dying in spots that are thick and matted down. We offer fall season cleanup after all the leaves have fallen and a spring season cleanup to catch any leaves blown in from your neighbors, giving you a worry free start to the growing season.
Tip: During spring and fall season cleanup, it is a great time to prune your shrubs and trees. Tree-n-Turf can combine your spring or fall cleanup with pruning so there is nothing for you to do, but enjoy your lawn and landscape.
You Rake, We Take! Rake your leaves to the curbside and we will come and remove them for you. No need to bag your leaves and figure out how to get rid of them. Call in to save your spot. We plan on picking up the leaves the last two Mondays of October and the first two Mondays of November. Other times are available on a first call, first serve basis
Spring and Fall Dethatching Services
Thatch is an accumulation of lawn clipping that builds up over time when microbes are not able to break them down fast enough. Lawn dethatching is necessary when a heavy layer of thatch builds up. This will deteriorate your lawn by creating a barrier that prevents water and vital nutrients from reaching your lawn’s roots system. Thick thatch layers can also promote disease and insect problems.
Our technicians can come out during the spring or fall growing season to dethatch, bag and haul away your excess lawn clippings.