LAWN FERTILIZATION &
Weed Control

Step 1: Fertilization & Weed Control Program

The Pure Turf Fertilization and Weed Control Program consists of 8 annual treatments that are built around a complete lineup of premium fertilizers, weed control products, biostimulants, and other specialty products. We incorporate both organic-based materials and the latest advancements in turf care technologies. This hybrid approach to turf care builds a healthier lawn for you and your family to enjoy. 

Round 1 (February-March)
  • Liquid pre-emergent to prevent crabgrass and other grassy weeds from germinating.
  • Post-emergent spray to control winter weeds in cool weather.
  • Fertilization to promote an early green-up and to feed your lawn throughout the spring. This fertilizer is specifically formulated for cool weather.

The pre-emergent must be activated by 1/2 inch of rain or irrigation. This allows the pre-emergent to be washed down into the soil where it can become active.

Round 2 (March-April)
  • Controlled release fertilization to provide consistent color throughout the spring. This premium fertilizer uses technology that helps protect against leaching, denitrification and volatilization – allowing time for nitrogen to move into the root zone and stay there longer.
  • Additional pre-emergent applied to prevent crabgrass and other grassy weeds from germinating.
  • Post-emergent weed control for broadleaf weeds.

The pre-emergent must be activated by 1/2 inch of rain or irrigation. This allows the pre-emergent to be washed down into the soil where it can become active.

Round 3 (April-May)
  • Premium subsurface insect control. Not only does the application control white grubs (a key food source for moles) it also controls many surface feeding pests including fall army worms, sod webworms and black cutworms. It is also important to note that this product isn’t harmful to beneficial and non-target organisms including earthworms and honeybees. 

Round 4 (May-June)
  • Controlled release fertilization to provide consistent color throughout the spring. This premium fertilizer uses technology that helps protect against leaching, denitrification and volatilization – allowing time for nitrogen to move into the root zone and stay there longer.
  • Late season pre-emergent application, extending protection into the summer months.
  • Post-emergent weed control for broadleaf weeds, early stage crabgrass and yellow nutsedge.

Optional fungicide applications start at this time. Follow proper irrigation guidelines to reduce disease development.

Round 5 (June-July)
  • 100% organic biostimulant that enhances fertilizer performance, increasing the availability of micro-nutrients to the plant. This will naturally improve plant health.
  • Post-emergent weed control for broadleaf weeds as needed.
  • Nutsedge and crabgrass control as needed.

Optional fungicide application. Follow proper irrigation guidelines to reduce disease development.

Round 6 (August)
  • Post emergent control of broadleaf weeds, crabgrass and other grassy weeds. This treatment provides a final weed cleanup before the seeding process begins. It’s the perfect treatment for lawns just prior to aeration and seeding.
Round 7 (September-October)
  • This granular application is organic based fertilizer blend of humates and composted poultry manure. It’s incredible fuel for your soil and will promote seed germination and root development in your new seedlings. Lawns we do not seed will receive our custom liquid fertilizer application.

It is extremely important to aerate and over-seed at this time. It is the single most important step in the turf management process, and without it, your lawn will not reach its’ full potential. We use premium quality seed blends.

Round 8 (November-December)
  • Controlled release fertilization to provide consistent color into the winter months. This premium fertilizer uses technology that helps protect against leaching, denitrification and volatilization – allowing time for nitrogen to move into the root zone and stay there longer.
  • Post-emergent broadleaf weed control specially formulated for cool weather as needed.

FALL AERATION &
Seeding

Step 3: Fall Aeration & Seeding

The combination of a quality aeration and a premium seed blend is the secret sauce of a beautiful fescue lawn. 

Aeration de-compacts the soil, improving the infiltration of oxygen, water and nutrients; it promotes root growth and also provides an excellent environment for seed germination. We use seed varieties that are bred to better handle the heat and disease pressures that are common in Middle Tennessee. If you have the ability to irrigate after seeding, we recommend lightly doing so 2-3 times per day for 2-3 weeks, or until the new seedlings are established. Then resume a normal (2-3 days per week) irrigation schedule.

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Disease Prevention

Step 2 : Lawn Disease Prevention

A beautiful lawn can quickly be destroyed by Brown patch, which is a serious fungal disease, that can affect all cool season grass. Conditions that encourage the development of the disease begin when there is high humidity and when nightly temperatures exceed 60˚F. This causes an extended period of “leaf wetness.” Typically, this happens during mid-May in Middle Tennessee. Our preventative disease program includes 4 treatments starting in mid-May. Treatments are 28 days apart so that the protection lasts throughout the summer.

Good Lawn Care Practices

In addition to the fungicide program, here are some good lawn care practices that can be very effective at reducing disease pressure.

  • Irrigate only as needed (never more than 2-3 times per week) during the early morning hours. Never water in the late afternoon or at night.
  • Provide adequate drainage for all lawn areas.
  • Correct soil compaction with core aeration.
  • Over-seed your lawn each fall with the highest-quality disease-resistant cultivars available. All of the seed we use must meet this criteria.
  • Keep lawns mowed on a regular basis at 3.5-4 inches in height. Mowing any lower than optimum height can increase disease severity.
  • Have the soil tested, and apply lime according to test recommendations. Disease may be more severe if the soil pH is less than 6.0.

NATURAL
Mosquito Control

Our new mosquito and tick program can make your lawn enjoyable again!

We use a 100% all-natural product to treat areas where mosquitoes and ticks like to rest. These include trees, shrubs, wood piles, under decks, and any place shaded and moist. We’ll also do a full property inspection to eliminate any standing water. Any standing water that cannot be drained will be treated with granules that prevent mosquito larva from maturing. This service runs every 3 weeks from late March through October.

Mosquito Control Tips - Let us Help You!
It only takes a small amount of standing water to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Here are some simple steps to follow that can reduce the amount of mosquitoes in your lawn. Most mosquitoes do not travel far from their breeding areas so encourage all of your neighbors to help with the cause. If your home is surrounded by a breeding area, it can be difficult to have adequate control. A mosquito that can’t hatch, can’t bite. You must eliminate standing water in:

  • Outdoor toys
  • Garbage cans
  • Tarps
  • Buckets
  • Pet dishes – change every other day
  • Tires
  • Gutters – make sure they drain completely
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Bird baths
  • Splash blocks
  • Kiddie pools

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Soil Health Elite

For 2022, we wanted to take lawn care a step further.

Our Soil Heath Elite program was created to supercharge our regular fertilization program (Step 1). It consists of custom-blended ultra-premium products exclusively made for Pure Turf and designed to enhance the physical, chemical, and biological components of the soil for improved plant response.

This is ELITE nutrition above and beyond anything we’ve ever offered. This program is ideal for lawns with poor soil, lawns that have yet to reach expectations, or for those of you that simply want the best lawn and soil nutrition available anywhere. Four applications per year. (March, June, July, and November)

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