Memorial Day is only a little over a week away and many West Chester, Morton and residents on the Main Line are already planning their outdoor festivities! Memorial Day marks the official start to summer and the outdoor living season. With this in mind, is your yard ready?
On a busy weekend get-together, you can expect a lot of foot traffic. Guests may be walking across the lawn to grab food, drinks, or run around playing with the kids. Games of catch, Corn-hole, horse shoes, frisbee, or football, may certainly be in the works as well. Being outside is what summer is all about, so you certainly do not want to limit you or your guests from enjoying their time.
Memorial Day heralds the beginning of the summer season. The kids will soon be home for the summer, playing games of chase and running after the neighborhood ice cream truck man. Of course with Henderson Fertilizing you can have one of the most gorgeous lawns out of anyone on the block, and you will want to show that off during your outdoor get-togethers.
Not only is now the time to make sure your lawn is clean, green and weed-free, it is also the time to make sure it is healthy enough to withstand the extra foot traffic that comes with summer fun! A healthy lawn, and soil, is also a strong lawn. Henderson Pest Services has prepared a checklist of the most critical aspects that we can complete on your lawn now to ensure it is healthy and strong the entire outdoor living season:
- Fertilizer, Pre-emergent and Weed Controls
If you fertilized earlier this spring, there’s a good chance your turf has used the nutrients in your most recent fertilizer application, and as June approaches sustaining the growth and quality of your lawn will rely on another fertilizer application. For our current lawn care program application Henderson Fertilizing applies organic-based fertilizer with pre-emergent to feed the grass and protect your lawn from getting invaded with crabgrass throughout the season. We are also spot spraying weeds that have already germinated. Signs of weed control can be noticed in as little as 6 hours — in time to notice a difference by Memorial Day — Spring is by far the best time to control your weeds. A liquid weed control can control 90-95 percent of your weeds!
- Outdoor Pest Control
Nothing can put a damper on an outdoor celebration like the nuisance of biting and potentially dangerous insects. Not only are mosquitos, flea and ticks annoying they also pose a serious health risk to you, your family and your friends as they can facilitate the spread of vector-borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and much more! Let Henderson Fertilizing keep your property protected with one, or more,of our add-on services:
- Flea and Tick Control: Granular insecticide is applied to control fleas and ticks on your lawn. As we receive rainfall, the product becomes activated and controls the fleas and ticks in your lawn. The product has a 60-90 day residual which protects you and your family.
- Mosquito Control: We spray a combination of a chemical which kills mosquitos and a garlic based product that repels them. This product is liquid and applied with a backpack mister. This product remains effective for 2-3 weeks depending on the amount of rainfall we are receiving. The more rain, the smaller the window of effectiveness.
Get peace of mind and make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood — all season long!