Turf Center, Inc. 1409 Spencerville Road . Spencerville, MD 20868 . (301) 384-6300

Fall is the optimum time to seed, fertilize and lime your lawn.

pH BALANCE 

Soil_pHSoil pH is important because it influences several soil factors that affect plant growth. Especially important is the activity of bacteria that change and release nitrogen from organic matter and certain fertilizer materials. These organisms operate best in the pH range of 5.5 to 6.5. Winter is a good time to test for pH and do your liming.

THE TURF CENTER HAS THE MATERIALS TO CHECK YOUR pH AND THE LIME YOU MAY NEED IF YOUR pH IS LOW.

FERTILIZER

FertilizerProviding nutrients for your lawn is paramount to maintaining health and color.  Timing is as important as the type of fertilizer you apply.  The species of grass you have, as well as soil conditions, may affect fertilizer applications.

CONSULT THE TURF CENTER TO DECIDE WHAT FERTILIZER TO APPLY AND WHEN TO APPLY IT.

CRABGRASS

CrabgrassThis is generally a major concern of lawn enthusiasts in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Crabgrass is usually easy to prevent from growing however if you miss the “window of opportunity” to use the proper pre-emergence it can be extremely difficult to control during the summer months.

OUR TURF CENTER STAFF HAS THE EXPERTISE TO GUIDE YOU ON THE PROPER WAY TO MANAGE CRABGRASS IN YOUR LAWN.

INSECT/DISEASE CONTROL

Disease_ControlAnother major concern of lawn enthusiasts is damage from insects and disease. When dealing with these issues timing and correct application are important.

STOP BY THE TURF CENTER FOR GUIDENCE ON WHEN AND HOW TO APPLY INSECT AND DISEASE CONTROL.