Lawn fertilization is an essential part to a healthy lawn. The most important thing you can do for your lawn is to feed it. A well-fed lawn is healthier, which means it has a better root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic and other stress. Berns Landscaping Services offers different options to best fit your goals.
Lawn Fertilization Programs
SUPREME ORGANIC APPROACH: Consisting of the finest controlled-release nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Organic soil conditioners, soil builders, micronutrient mix as well as broadleaf and pre-emergent crabgrass control (as needed) are included in this supreme program.
PREMIER LAWN: Consisting of controlled-release nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; broadleaf weed control applied as needed and pre-emergent crabgrass control. Because of the quality of our fertilizer, this program excels in the lawn care industry, even without the addition of organic elements.
If you are interested in our lawn fertilization programs, call us today for more information! ( 586.756.1145 Macomb County | 248.835.3000 Oakland County) Unable to call? Fill out our online estimate request form, and one of our landscaping professionals will get back to you at your convenience.
Michigan is a beautiful state surrounded by the great lakes and scattered with hundreds of smaller lakes, rivers and streams. Runoff from the over use of fertilizers and pesticides eventually end up in these beautiful waterways, which create harmful effects on our environments.
Berns Landscaping Services, Inc. is proud to offer organic fertilization options to Michigan residence. There are many different benefits of organic lawn care . Organic lawn care is not only environmentally friendly it is also 100% biodegradable, long lasting and does not produce harmful effects towards humans or pets.
Interested in finding out about our Michigan Organic Fertilization Programs? Call today (586.756.1145 East / 248.835.3000 West) for a free estimate or fill out our free estimate form online.
The Healthy Lawn Care Program (HLP) for Watershed Protection is an environmentally sound lawn care program that 19 participating members of the Michigan Green Industry Association are offering. HLP partners include the Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA), Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority (SOCWA), Wayne County Department of Environment and Water Resources Commissioner (WRC). The Healthy Lawn Care Program has been initiated to help service companies comply with environmentally sensitive lawn care issues, such as, the over use of fertilizers, pesticides and runoff into storm drains, lakes, streams and rivers.
Companies endorsed as HLCP service providers offer additional lawn care options, to their customer. Services that protect the watershed consist of the following key components: On-site consultations, soil nutrient testing, fertilizer options (including at least 40% slow-release fertilizer), fertilizer quantities of either two, three or four pounds of nitrogen applied over the growing season (depending on type of turf), low or NO-phosphorus options, advice to homeowners on proper maintenance and cultural practices, such as, mowing and watering. Pesticide options for insect and disease control may include programs such as: no pesticide, spot-treatment for weeds or one-time “rescue operation” for weed control.
Interested in finding out about our HLCP services? Call today (586.756.1145 East / 248.835.3000 West) for a free estimate or fill out our free estimate form online.
Choosing a lawn fertilizing service that’s right for you can be a difficult decision. There are numerous lawn and landscape companies that offer this service. Deciding which company to use can become a tedious process if you don’t know what to look for and what types of questions to ask.
Below is a list of questions you should ask when choosing a lawn fertilizing company. Some of these questions are specific to the state of Michigan. If you are not a Michigan resident simply change the State to your own.
Questions to ask before you sign a lawn fertilizing contract
How many years have you been in business in our area?
Does your company carry liability insurance?
How long has your company been certified with the Michigan Department of Agriculture?
Do you have registered and/or certified staff members who are certified with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, to apply pesticides?
Can I see copies of the applicators certification or registered technician credential prior to service?
Can you provide me with a list of references?
What are the terms of your service agreement? Will there be additional costs if you need to come out between scheduled visits?
Will you evaluate the condition of my lawn before you decide how to achieve the lawn I would like?
How do you keep your staff updated on the newest regulations, requirements and techniques?
Do you offer a variety of pest management approaches?
Will you provide me with the evidence of the pest of show me the pest itself so I can see the damage it has taken on my lawn. What would happen if I take no action?
What will I need to do before and after your visit?
This is a general list of questions to ask. If you have children and/or outdoor pets you may want to inquire about the dangers pesticides and fertilizers can have on them. You also may want to look into companies that offer organic fertilization services.
If you are in the Michigan area the staff at Berns Landscape can answer all of these questions for you. We have been serving Southeastern Michigan for 30 years and have trained professionals on our staff. Berns Landscaping also offers both traditional and organic fertilization.
Organic lawn care has gained popularity over recent years, due to the increasing popularity of the green movement. More and more people have been switching over to organic lawn care, below is a list of benefits you can expect when making the switch.
Health & Safety – Organic products do not produce harmful side effects to humans or pets. This means you can enjoy your yard without worry about harmful chemicals being absorbed into skin or being tracked into your home on shoes.
100% Biodegradable – Standard chemical based fertilizers contain toxins which when broken down create even more toxins. Since organic products are made with natural materials they are fully biodegradable and no harmful residues will be left behind.
Improved Soil Quality – Soils with lots of organic material remain loose and airy, hold more moisture and nutrients and foster growth of soil organisms which promotes healthier grass root development.
Long Lasting – Unlike chemical fertilizers which wash away each time you water your lawn or it rains, organic fertilizers stay in your soil longer. Because of this organic fertilizers enhance your lawn longer and are slowly able to release nutrients over time.
Environmentally Friendly – Since organic fertilizers are made with natural materials, this reduces the pollution given off to our environment. Unlike Chemical treatments which are harmful to wildlife, humans and the environment.