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Fertilization & Weed Control In Franklinton, Bogalusa, & Covington, LA

In Louisiana, correctly timed lawn fertilization and weed control treatments are vital to deliver the proper nutrients for healthy grass growth and keeping weeds away.

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Grow a healthier and weed-free lawn with our fertilization service in Franklinton, Bogalusa, and Covington, LA.

Fertilizing and weed control are extremely beneficial to your lawn, but are difficult to apply properly. Fertilizer can be easily over-applied or under-applied and create a devastating outcome for your turf. At Green Pastures Lawn Maintenance LLC, we know the types of grass and weeds commonly found in Franklinton, Bogalusa, and Covington, which help us provide specific fertilization and weed control packages to enhance the growth and health of your grass.

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Fertilization applications are based on your type of grass.

Our professional fertilization services are specially formulated using a combination of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium that promotes moderate and steady grass growth. The benefit of a regimented fertilization program is that your lawn gets the exact nutrients it needs at the right time of the year for the grass to thrive all year long.

Slow-release and fast-release nitrogen fertilizers are highly recommended for our area and types of grass. We follow these fertilization schedules based on your specific grass type:

  • Bermuda: Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer is applied in April, June, and August with an optional fast-release application in July.
  • Hybrid Bermuda: Fast-release or slow-release nitrogen applications can be applied in April, June, and August with an optional in July.
  • Zoysia & St. Augustine: Both fast-release and slow-release nitrogen fertilizer can be used in April and June with an optional application in August.
  • Centipede & Carpet: We use fast-release or slow-release fertilizer in April, follow up with a slow-release application in August, and optional fast-release fertilizer applications in June and July.

Nitrogen-based fertilizers should not be applied during October through February, however, lawns can be fertilized with a winterizer during late November or December with high potassium levels.

Weeds taking over a lawn at a Covington home.

Controlling weed growth in your lawn.

We can apply pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides that handle weed control in your lawn based on the time of the year. Additionally, we can help your property find relief from the common lawn disease that plagues many homes and businesses in the area, Brown Patch.

Pre-Emergent Herbicides

These herbicides are used before seeds have the opportunity to germinate, however, they do not control existing weeds. Pre-emergent herbicides are applied during the spring to Crabgrass and Goosegrass. During the fall, we use these herbicides to help prevent the growth of Bluegrass and Henbit.

Post-Emergent Herbicides

Post-emergent herbicides can be applied with any other treatment throughout the year as long as temperatures are under 90°F. We control these broadleaf weeds with post-emergent herbicides:

  • Clovers
  • Dollar Weed
  • Dandelion
  • Plantains
  • Spurge

Alleviating Brown Patch

There's a fungus that attacks lawns during warm, moist weather plagues Louisiana grass yearly. This fungus, known as Brown Patch, is most common in areas that retain moisture. Brown Patch appears as brown circular or discolored areas of the lawn. If left alone, Brown Patch can kill large areas of your lawn within a few short weeks.

Fungicides can prevent Brown Patch from forming in your lawn. One application typically last around 21 days and treatments can be added to your fertilization schedule separately.

After a lawn aeration service at a property in Franklinton, LA

Aerating before spring fertilization provides better results.

Core aeration is not fertilizer or a herbicide, but a service that can dramatically improve these treatments. We aerate your lawn with a special tool that punches holes into the grass. For warm season grasses, early summer is the best time to perform aeration services. We advise aerating your lawn before the initial spring fertilizer treatments for a number of reasons:

  • Aerating enables nutrients, water, and oxygen to enter the soil freely.
  • Aerating results in thicker, greener, and healthier looking turfgrass.
  • Aerating breaks up compressed soil and thatch.

Ready to grow a healthier turf? Get your free quote!

If you're located in our service area, which includes Franklinton, Bogalusa, Covington, and other nearby towns, give us a call at (985) 750-8108 or complete our online quote form. We provide free quotes for all of our fertilization, weed control, and aeration services.

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