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About the Fertilization & Weed Control Programs

Programs differ from company to company.

Here are some Questions you may want to ask:

  • How many treatments do you recommend for a season?
  • What do you do during a treatment?

            More specifically:

  • Do you separate fertilizer and weed control doing them at different visits?
  • Will you be doing both fertilizer and weed control at the same visit?

Some companies are less expensive per treatment and they do less. Other companies are less expensive on the season and do more per treatment. Fewer visits mean you save. That’s J.E.T. Lawn Care.

Fertilizer differs from company to company.

The Quality of fertilizer used varies from company to company.

Here are some Questions you may want to ask:

  • Do you use a dry, granular fertilizer or is it a liquid fertilizer?
  • Is your dry, granular fertilizer time release?
  • Will you use fertilizer at each treatment?
  • Do any of your treatments contain Phosphate?

Most likely if you have a liquid fertilizer you don’t have a time release fertilizer. You want a time release fertilizer so you don’t get a quick green up, but a healthy plant. Many companies discontinued using Phosphate in the fertilizer mix, not J.E.T. Lawn Care.

Herbicides differ from company to company.

Why do some companies have better weed control than others? Could it be they quality of herbicide they use? All fertilization companies use some sort of weed control strategy, but not all are equal.

Here are some Questions you may want to ask:

  • How many times a season do you treat for weeds?
  • Do you spot treat for weeds?
  • Do you use a liquid topical on broadleaf?
  • How do you treat for grassy weeds (crabgrass)?

Herbicides are not equal. There’s one herbicide that will take care of 30 different broadleaf or you can choose a company that who uses a herbicide that attacks over 240 different broadleaf weeds. That’s J.E.T. Lawn Care, again.

Subsurface Insect Control

You guessed it. Subsurface Insect Control is not the same company to company.

Here are some Questions you may want to ask:

  • Do you provide Subsurface Insect Control (grub)?
  • Is your grub treatment preventative or is it a notification after the fact, I have grub damage?
  • What is the cost of the grub control?

Be aware, some companies Subsurface Insect Control is to tell you grubs, after the damage is already done. Their cost, are out of sight. Granted, subsurface insect treatment & fertilizer is my most expensive treatment but they come in the same bag. At J.E.T. Lawn Care, all fertilization treatments are the same cost per program treatment.


I’m not sure there is a true definition or “organic”. What do you want it to be?

Here are some Questions you may want to ask:

  • What is your definition of “organic”?
  • How much control do you get over weeds?
  • Is there a grub control treatment?
  • How does it differ from a normal fertilization and weed control program?

Fertilizer normally contains Nitrogen, Phosphate, and Potash; this is what is already found in the ground. We control those levels to give you better results. Weeds are spot sprayed. You don’t need herbicide where there is not a weed. When a lawn is thick and healthy there are fewer weeds. Is J.E.T. Lawn Care? It depends on your definition of “organic”?


Experience, Training and Mentoring all play a role in the application process and what equipment they use.

Here are some Questions you may want to ask:

  • Are your technicians seasonal?
  • How many years have they worked for your company?
  • How much experience do they have?
  • How much training do they have?
  • Do they hold an applicator’s license?
  • Do they attend continuing education classes?