February 2020: Fertilization and weed control are both crucial to maintaining a healthy, green lawn. Anyone who has taken the DIY approach to lawn care is familiar with trial and error in the yard. Too much fertilizer – or the wrong mixture – means the grass will burn up and die, effecting the exact opposite of the intended result. Sooner Lawn will determine the proper right mix of fertilizer to ensure grass thrives with minimal effort on the owner’s part. “It is important to water following fertilization,” says Tim Nguen, owner. With proper fertilization and watering cycles, owners will see positive results. Within weeks, thick, healthy grass will be growing.
But as healthy grass takes off, so can weeds. Sooner Lawn also discerns which herbicide to apply to control weeds, giving desired turf the best opportunity to grow without competition in the yard. As with fertilization, weed control is not a one-size-fits-all approach, requiring experts to do the job properly. Sooner Lawn will assess which weeds are problems, in which areas and apply appropriate mixtures and amounts to kill off weeds.
Aeration is an often-overlooked process with lawn care. Essentially, aeration entails the creation of small holes underneath the grass, allowing nutrients, oxygen, and water to better reach the roots. Since most lawns serve as outdoor floors for kids, pets and fun activities, it does not take long for the ground to get so compacted that grass cannot thrive. Sooner Lawn uses a machine to systematically pull out small plugs of dirt, allowing roots to stretch out, breathe and feed much more comfortably. Tim recommends aeration at least twice per year for most lawns. “Spring and fall are the ideal times for aeration,” he says.
With fertilization, weed control and aeration in place, one may believe all that is left to worry about is watering and mowing. However, pests can undo even the best efforts at lawn care. Sooner Lawn provides pest control, giving the grass the defense it needs against major enemies like ants, chinch bugs and moles. Though such battles can be frustrating and long-term, Tim and his staff will apply insecticides or repellents to get the problem under control. No more brown patches. No more anthills, molehills, or gopher mounds to interrupt the sea of green or disrupt lawn mowing.
For the past 16 years, Sooner Lawn has been delivering a six-step lawn care program from early spring through fall that gets rid of weeds and nourishes grass so it will look good year-round.
Tim says that beginning now is the best time to begin preparing your lawn. Sooner Lawn’s six-step program begins with an application of pre-emergent herbicide for crabgrass control, continues with additional weed control and fertilizers during spring and summer, and ends with a winterization weed control in the fall.
While many homeowners treat their own lawns and obtain so-so results, the Sooner Lawn professionals take things to the next level by treating lawns with the right formulations for that particular grass at the right times throughout the year for optimum results, applying lime to regulate proper soil pH to allow maximum effectiveness of fertilizers and monitoring for insects and diseases.
One of the hallmarks of Sooner Lawn is quick results. “We don’t have to tell our customers their lawns are getting better. They can see improvement each time we’re there,” says Tim. One customer, president and landscaping chairman of The Reserve at Battle Creek said, “The Reserve looks better than it has ever looked in the past, thanks to the Sooner crew. They are very professional and take great pride in their work. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a lawn care company.”
Tim adds that Sooner Lawn’s prices are below most, if not all, other local lawn care companies. And their prompt and professional customer service goes above and beyond expectations. “We keep our customers happy by offering great service at a great price with great results. Just give us a chance to prove it,” he says.
A five-year customer echoes his comment. “We have found Sooner’s Lawn work to be very good, as well as his pricing. We would highly recommend his services.”
Sooner Lawn serves residential and commercial customers throughout Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, Owasso and Claremore. Optional services include fertilization of flower beds, aeration for more effective watering and nourishment, perimeter control, insect control of fleas, ticks, ants, spiders and chinch bugs, mole control, turf disease control and fescue seeding.
They are fully licensed and insured, and all their recommended work is guaranteed. Sooner Lawn is also accredited with the Better Business Bureau.
Preparation now will go a long way toward enjoying the healthy green lawn you want this summer. And you don’t have to lift a finger except to call Sooner Lawn.
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