At TurfMasters we pride themselves on being both professionals and environmentally friendly while servicing houses throughout West Hartford and the Connecticut area. This practice entails applying the right product at the right time to control target weeds. Weed control, combined with regular fertilization, proper mowing and correct watering practices, will keep the grass thriving while the weeds disappear. Weed control programs may involve both preemergent and postemergent applications to prevent spring weed emergence and in the summer to control pervasive weeds. Contact treatments are made at peak germination periods of broadleaf weeds. Weed control products used by TurfMasters in CT, are tested and approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and are applied by licensed, trained professionals.
With the TurfMasters weed prevention program our approach focuses on weed prevention. The best defense of a weed-free lawn is one that is thick and healthy; our university-proven fertility program provides for that. Next, our team members work with you to make sure the proper cultural practices are being done, mainly correct mowing and watering techniques. At the heart of the TurfMasters weed grass prevention effort is an initial pre-emergent crabgrass control application applied with the Early Spring service. We then follow that up with a 2nd pre-emergent in the Late Spring to extend the period of control when the barrier can start to break down. Most of our competitors do not do this, certainly not the national companies.
Most grass plant root development occurs over the fall, and especially the winter months. University research shows at least 60% of your lawn’s nitrogen requirements should be applied in the fall, when grass growth slows, allowing for more use of the nutrients by the turf’s root system. This agronomically sound approach causes the turf to store the nutrients over the winter giving you a thick, lush green lawn in the spring so you don’t have to apply harmful amounts of quick-release nitrogen in the spring.