Our Locations

ERIE, PA

1863 East 12th St., Erie, PA 16511

PITTSBURGH, PA

624 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

BUFFALO, NY

501 Erie St. Lancaster, NY 14086  

 

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Ask the Professionals

Q: Fleas can make our dog's life miserable in the summer. Can you help us?
A: Yes, we can treat your lawn in the summer as an optional service to control fleas and ticks that go after household pets.

Programs

At Perf-a-Lawn we offer up to six different treatments, each treatment is applied approximately 5-7 weeks apart. Our treatment schedule is as follows:

Early Spring - Balanced rate of granular fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass preventative. Enhances root development, increases disease and drought tolerance.

Late Spring - Balanced rate of granular or liquid fertilizer with pre-emergent to help resist crabgrass and summer annual weeds.

Early Summer - Granular or liquid treatment of balanced fertilizer and broadleaf weed control. Surface insect control is applied as needed.

Summer - Balanced rate of slow release granular fertilizer. Surface insect and weed control is applied as needed.

Late Summer/Fall - Liquid treatment of balanced fertilizer and broadleaf weed control.

Winterizer - Balanced rate of granular fertilizer. This will promote root development and allows for early spring green up.

*This is the basic schedule of treatments. As our customer, you are not required to receive every treatment. However, the less treatments you receive, there is a greater chance of your lawn not being properly fertilized throughout the year.
*You are also able to choose what type of application you want to receive, (i.e. liquid or granular). All you have to do is call the office and let them now what kind of treatment you want and the rest will be taken care of.

Guidelines for a Proper Lawn

Mowing

  • Maintain height at 3-3.5 inches
    • Keeps soil temperature cooler
    • Helps prevent crabgrass and weed germination
    • Promotes deeper root development
    • Reduces water loss
  • 1/3 Rule
    • Never remove more than 1/3 of the blade each time
  • Seasonal Schedule
    • Spring-more frequent due to rapidly growing grass
    • Summer-less frequent due to slower growing grass. Also, NEVER mow when temperatures are above 90 degrees
    • Fall-last mow of the year should be 20-30% lower than normal to discourage fungal diseases in the Winter
  • Direction
    • Mow at right angles to keep height even and promote upright growth
    • Alternating directions helps to prevent soil compaction from heavy machinery
  • Mulching
    • ALWAYS mulch the grass clipping
    • Returning the clippings to the soil will return vital nutrients back to the lawn
  • Sharp Blades
    • Dull mower blades rip the grass, instead of slicing it and making a clean cut
    • Ripped blades of grass are more likely to develop a fungus and have an overall brown look

Irrigation

  • Too Often
    • Watering too much favors the development of fungal diseases
  • Too little
    • Leads to dormancy, weakened plants, or could eventually kill them
  • Proper Amounts
    • When rain is sufficient, apply 1 inch of water weekly or enough to wet the top 6-8 inches of soil
    • Check soil with a trowel or spade to see if water has penetrated to proper root depth
  • Timing
    • Best done early in the morning to decrease water loss from evaporation as temperatures rise during the day
    • Avoid later afternoon watering that extends the time grass is wet which may increase disease problems

Aeration and Overseeding

  • Aeration
    • Mechanical removal of soil plugs from the lawn to relieve soil compaction and manage thatch. This improves water and air movement in the soil
    • Loosened soil allows for improved root development and helps with weed prevention
    • Ideal timing of this is during the Fall
  • Overseeding
    • Overseeding bare and thin areas is recommended at the time of aeration
    • Watering should be done frequently and lightly to keep seed moist until it germinates
    • After germination, the lawn can be maintained under the normal practices

pH LEVELS

  • Lime
    • Optimal pH level for grasses is between 6.5 and 7
    • Soil acidity is the single most important factor affecting the biology of the soil

State of New York Product Labels

  Round 1 Early Spring

turf fertilizer prodiamine .29%-12072016100639.pdf

cool power selective herbicide-12072016100411.pdf

andersons fert with .38% barricade-12072016100546.pdf

andersons turf fertilizer with .86% propendi-12072016100813.pdf

Round 2 Late Spring

andersons fert with .38% barricade-12072016100546.pdf

andersons turf fertilizer with .86% propendi-12072016100813.pdf

triplet low odor premium selective herbicide-12072016100214.pdf

turf fertilizer prodiamine .29%-12072016100639.pdf

Round 3 Early Summer

21-0-4 fertilizer with .2% merit insecticide-12072016101139.pdf

triamine-12072016100250.pdf

tcs growstar talstar .069% plus fert 22-0-6-12072016100939.pdf

horsepower label and epa-12072016095846.pdf

Round 4 Summer

21-0-4 fertilizer with .2% merit insecticide-12072016101139.pdf

andersons turf fertilizer with .58% prosect-12072016100739.pdf

tcs growstar talstar .069% plus fert 22-0-6-12072016100939.pdf

horsepower label and epa-12072016095846.pdf

Round 5 Late Summer/Fall

triamine-12072016100250.pdf

triplet low odor premium selective herbicide-12072016100214.pdf

25-0-3

Round 6 Winterizer

cool power selective herbicide-12072016100411.pdf

25-0-3

 

****Additional Products applied when needed*****

lesco momentum fx2 herbicide-12072016101219.pdf

triplet sf-12072016101715.pdf

q4 plus turf herbicide for grassy and broadle-12072016101845.pdf

triclopyr 4e label and epa-12072016095937.pdf

andersons golf product duocide insect control-12072016101037.pdf