Having a great looking lawn is like rolling out the red (or rather, green) carpet to your house. It tells everybody who comes to your place that you’re someone who takes pride in your home and like to cultivate a put together appearance. People will think to themselves about the hours of work you must put into making your lawn so great! Entire weekends just have to be dedicated entirely to making grass look that good.
We’re here today to tell you that with as little as 15 minutes of work, 4 times a year, your lawn can look that good. What’s the secret? 3 words: Lawn Care Programs.
When you take a step back and think about all the abuse your lawn goes through on a yearly basis, it’s frankly amazing that it could ever look good at all! People, pets, vehicles, bugs, droughts, frost, the entire season of winter, the entire season of summer… It’s almost like the entire earth is out to ruin your grass and make your lawn look ugly! Grass, however, is a veritable super-powered plant, and with help from you, it can overcome almost anything thrown at it.
So, why use these step programs at all, and what can they do for you?
The 4 Things Step Programs Do For You
Step programs are designed to do 4 core things to help your lawn:
- Provide early spring nutritional boosts and prevent crabgrass
- Eliminate and prevent many types of broadleaf weeds
- Bolster lawn strength and color during summer months with nutrients
- Promote late fall root growth to help ensure a stronger lawn early next spring
More simply, lawn programs fertilize, but they also help prevent crabgrass, eliminate and prevent weeds, “green up” your lawn, and winterize it!
Applying lawn care programs at the right time, you ensure that your lawn is not only being fertilized and fed with nutrients all year long but that you are fighting away unwanted weeds and plants and strengthen your lawn’s root system all at once!
Lawn programs are easy to apply, an average size lawn can take as little as 15 minutes to apply to the entire area. Using a spreader will help you apply evenly across your lawn in no time flat. Your neighbors will be jealous of how good your lawn looks with just 15 minutes of work every few months!
Which Program Should You Use?
There are 3 big contenders in the world of Lawn Care programs. Each has a slightly different focus on what they’re main focus is. Our 3 main contenders are:
- Jonathan Green
- Scotts® 4-STEP®
- Landscapers Select
So let’s take a look at each one and find out what makes them tick, and why you might want them!
Jonathan Green has a simple philosophy – Healthy soil creates a healthy lawn. Each step is designed to feed your lawn, fight crabgrass and weeds, just like any other program. Every application of Jonathan Green has the added benefit of not only providing healthy nutrition for your lawn but of adjusting and bolstering the soil beneath it. Healthy soil means that for more than just this season, your lawn is going to look amazing!
There are 4 bags to be applied in the Jonathan Green Step Program:
- Early Spring – Green-Up with Crabgrass Preventer
- Late Spring – Green-up Weed and Feed
- Summer – MAG-I-CAL PLUS
- Fall – Winter survival Lawn Food
Jonathan Green’s Lawncare Program is best for anyone worried about their soil health as much as their lawn health, and a year with this program will show you incredible results!
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When it comes to an industry standard, you can’t beat Scotts®. Out of the box (or bag, as it were), Scotts® is designed to boost lawn health, strengthen roots, and eliminate common lawn problems, like broadleaf weeds and crabgrass.
Scotts® has been around for a while, and they’re one of the most trusted names in lawn care. With a Scotts® 4-Step® lawn care program, you can’t go wrong!
There are 4 bags to be applied in the Scotts® 4-Step® Program:
- Early Spring – Step-1® Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food
- Late Spring – Step-2® Weed Control Plus Lawn Food
- Summer – Step-3® Lawn Food With 2% Iron
- Fall – Step-4® Fall Lawn Food
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Landscapers Select is our newest offering to the Lawn Care Program space, but they’re already one of our most popular options! Landscapers Select has a line-up to compete with Scotts® and Jonathan Green. If the price tag of Jonathan Green and Scotts® are something that might drive you away, then Landscapers Select is the best way to introduce yourself to the world of landscaping programs!
There are 4 bags to be applied in the Landscaper Select Step Program:
- Early Spring – Fertilizer with Crab-Bust Crabgrass Preventer
- Late Spring – Lazer Weed & Feed
- Summer – Lawn Fertilizer + Iron
- Fall – Winter Lawn Fertilizer
Lawn Care programs are the best way to get a beautiful, healthy lawn all year long, and Koopman Lumber has the best!