Lawn Care

Lincoln Landscaping has added full service lawn care to our list of quality services. The goal of our Lawn Division is to provide you with a comprehensive lawn care program tailored to your individual needs. We will provide you with a healthy turf with services that promote a deep strong root system and control lawn problems. Our professional crews are friendly and will do a thorough job including cleanup every time we visit your property.

Call or email us for a free lawn quote. The lawn division is fully insured with certified technicians that can handle all of your lawn service needs including:

  • Mowing (bagging optional)
  • Edging and Trimming
  • Fertilizing
  • Core Aeration
  • Lawn Seeding And Sodding
  • Dethatching/Power Raking
  • Soil Sampling/Analysis
  • Iron and Lime Applications
  • Fall Leaf Cleanups
  • Water Management Consultation
  • Weed, Pest and Fungus Identification and Control

All applications are timed with consideration to a variety of turf and environmental conditions.  Actual products used may vary based on conditions.

Late March/Early April (Near 50° soil temperature)
Granular slow release fertilizer with pre-emergent weed control for dandelions and early germinating weeds
13-0-7

Mid May (6 weeks after initial application)
Granular slow release fertilizer with pre-emergent weed control for crabgrass and other late season emergence
19-3-7

Early July
Balanced granular slow release fertilizer with complete control of lawn pests
Merit 14-0-0

Mid Fall
Balanced granular slow release fertilizer
15-3-7

Early November
Extra slow release winterizer fertilizer for nutrition during dormancy and early green up in the spring
46-0-0

The best weed control is achieved by establishing a dense vigorous lawn through consistant lawn care techniques of mowing, aerating, fertilizing and irrigation.

Other practices include:
1. Two applications of pre-emergent weed control in spring to condition soil to retard weed germination. The first treatment targets dandelions and cool season weeds. Second treatment targets grassy and warm season weeds.

2. Spot treatment of actively growing weeds with liquid herbicide. Applications need to be timed according to stage of weeds development, environmental conditions and condition of turf.

3. Selective and nonselective controls available.

Weeds controlled (includes but not limited to):

  • Black Medic
  • Crabgrass
  • Dandelion
  • Nutsedge
  • Ragweed
  • Thistle
  • Other Grassy weeds
  • Chickweed
  • Creeping Charlie
  • Ground Ivy
  • Plantain
  • Speedwell
  • Wild Violet

 

  • Clover
  • Curly Dock
  • Knotweed
  • Purslane
  • Spurge
  • Yarrow

Lawn diseases and pests can attack even the healthiest of lawns.  A practical lawn care program can greatly reduce the severity and/or likelihood of such problems affecting your lawn.  Once a lawn disease or pest is detected, important steps to follow are:

  1. Correct identification of disease or pest
  2. Select proper product for treatment
  3. Timely treatment in early stages
  4. Well timed repeat applications as needed
  5. Address contributing factors such as compaction, drainage, sun/shade, air movement, and thatch build-up

Diseases:

  • Summer brown patch
  • Dollar spot
  • Rusts
  • Fusarium (frogs eye)
  • Leaf Spot
  • Necrotic Ring Spots
  • Snow molds
  • Powdery Mildew

 

Lawn Pests:

  • Sod Webworms
  • Chinch Bugs
  • White Grubs
  • Billbug

The three main factors to a healthy lawn are vigorous growth, adequate turf density and maximum root development.  To achieve these results, Lincoln Landscaping adheres to the following practices and principals.

Mowing

  1. Regular Scheduling
  2. No wet mowing to avoid clumping and rutting.
  3. Removal of no more than 1/3 of leaf tissue to promote deeper roots
  4. Bagging available upon request
  5. Mulching clippings preferred
  6. Varied mowing paths to avoid rutting and graining
  7. Care given to downspouts, fixtures, obstacles, etc
  8. Sharp blades to avoid lawn diseases and water loss

Edging and Trimming

  1. Use proper equipment and techniques
  2. Avoid short trimming
  3. Care taken around obstacles
  4. Proper clean-up

Fertilizing

  1. Provide appropriate products at appropriate rates of application
  2. Apply products according to weather and temperature conditions
  3. Reduce rate to reduce thatch
  4. Avoid fertilizing in drought or dormancy situations
  5. Products are granular and require 1/2″ of irrigation within 48 hrs.
  6. Rate of application varies due to conditions
  7. Overall health of lawn
  8. Available soil moisture
  9. Removal of clippings
  10. Phosphorous free program available
  11. Products safe to humans and pets
  12. Care is taken to keep lawn chemicals out of landscaping beds

Benefits of Fertilizing

  1. Dense actively growing turf
  2. Proper nutrition includes micronutrients
  3. Healthy deep root system
  4. Durable turf that better tolerates stress factors

Aeration

  1. Improved turf appearance
  2. Improved turf health
  3. Improved root health, structure and depth
  4. Reduced water usage thru increased uptake and reduced run-off
  5. Reduced dependence on fertilizer thru increased uptake
  6. Reduced likelihood of turf pests
  7. Reduced thatch and need for dethatching
  8. Reduced root compaction in clay soils
  9. Recycled soil and nutrients
  10. Increased oxygen exchange in crown and root structure

Conditions that require Aerations (We aerate during fall months only)

  1. All lawns annually, in the fall
  2. Anytime turf is actively growing
  3. Fall is recommended for maximum benefit thru growing season
  4. Sloped lawn
  5. Heavy clay soils
  6. Dense turf/obvious thatch
  7. Zoysia and certain strands of bluegrass