Lawn Service Programs

The MissionGreen Lawn Care Program is unlike any other.

Being environmentally responsible, our lawn fertilizer service applies nutrients and pest control products when they are needed most by your lawn. For example, we adjust the type and rate of fertilizers on drought-stressed lawns. This will prevent harmful runoff and excess nitrogen in the environment, which can cascade into algae blooms in lakes and oceans, harming wildlife.

Our experience shows that you can have it all; a beautiful, lush lawn, and a positive impact on the environment. A healthy lawn absorbs carbon dioxide and pollutants. It provides oxygen, and a cooler play surface for your kids and pets. So, start the year with the MissionGreen Lawn Care Program.

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MissionGreen Lawn Services

Early Spring Lawn Care

Early spring fertilizer will jump-start your lawn as temperatures start to warm up. This application will provide the necessary nutrients for quick green-up and build a strong healthy root system.

Crabgrass Control
Our experience shows that you can have it all; a beautiful, lush lawn, and a positive impact on the environment. A healthy lawn absorbs carbon dioxide and pollutants. It provides oxygen, and a cooler play surface for your kids and pets. So start the year with the MissionGreen Lawn Care Program.

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Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Control

Prevent lawn damage from starting. Crabgrass is one of the most invasive weeds in your lawn, especially in the hot summer months when it really gets established. That’s why MissionGreen uses the most effective crabgrass control starting in early spring. It helps keep crabgrass from germinating, and that gives you the best results for beautiful turf all summer.

One crabgrass plant can produce over 150,000 seeds in a single growing season. That’s why crabgrass prevention is one of the first and most important applications for reducing summer crabgrass infestations. Complete control is very unlikely, and you should still expect to see crabgrass in the “hot spots” on your property, such as the edges of pavement and thin and bare areas in the open sun.

Proper mowing and watering play a critical role in crabgrass suppression. A lawn cut too short, or a lawn that goes into drought stress will reduce the effectiveness of the pre-emergent crabgrass control.

  • Long term, you enjoy a thick healthy lawn that helps prevent crabgrass and other weeds from taking hold.
  • Crabgrass is an annual weed that reproduces by seed and germinates when soil surface temperatures reach 55 degrees.
  • Crabgrass is a low, coarse textured, yellowish-green grass that grows flat and wide.
  • We avoid summer fertilizer, as crabgrass benefits more than cool-season grasses during summer months and it can take over your lawn.

Broadleaf Weed Control
We attack weeds right as they germinate. Spring is the best time to control broadleaf weeds. With cooler temps and sunny days, we can expect to control most weeds in a single application. This allows MissionGreen to only spot-treat weeds as needed for the remainder of the year.

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Broadleaf Weed Control

Lawn weeds can be a persistent problem for many homeowners and are most commonly found in bare and thin areas of your lawn. While the best defense from weed infestation is to have healthy thick turf, it is often necessary to treat for broadleaf weeds when they appear.

Broadleaf weeds, such as Dandelion and Clover, Chickweed, Wild Violets, Ground Ivy, Plantain, Henbit, and others cannot be prevented. So, the most effective method of control is to treat them after they have germinated.

Broadleaf weed control is a multi-pronged effort. For the best results, use our Lawn Care Program and Aeration & Overseeding programs to grow thick, luxurious turf. And finally, you’ll want to make sure to use proper mowing and watering practices.

When all these strategies are combined, weeds are controlled and your outdoor environment is a pleasure to enjoy.

Benefits of broadleaf weed control:
  • An average lawn can have tens of thousands of weed seeds in the soil. These weed seeds can remain viable for up to 50 plus years.
  • Timing is everything. Knowing life cycles of certain weeds allows for more environmentally friendly practices for weed control.
  • Selective herbicides only target weeds while having little to no effect on grasses.
  • Summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass and nutsedge require different control methods.

Late Spring Lawn Care

Building off the early spring application, we will apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to sustain a deep green color and a strong, healthy root system over the summer months.

Broadleaf Weed Control
More stubborn weeds may germinate as we go into late spring. We will inspect and treat as needed to maximize control. This is usually the time we start to see those ugly yellow heads from dandelions. This application is geared to control those weeds and many others.

Crabgrass Control Booster
We will apply crabgrass booster control treatment to your lawn during this visit! Research shows split applications of crabgrass control increase the efficacy of prevention.

Early Summer Lawn Care

High Potassium
Potassium is an essential nutrient and is required in large amounts for the proper growth and health of a turf grass plant. It is second only to nitrogen when it comes to nutrients needed for the quality of plants and grass. Potassium is also known to improve drought resistance with no risk of burning your lawn.

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Surface Insect Control 
Surface insects, such as Chinch Bugs, Billbugs, and Sod webworms can inflict serious damage to slow-growing turf during the hot summer months. Our summer application will include a no-charge surface insect control to help maximize the protection of your lawn.

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Surface Insect Control

Insects love the summer months and they can make a mess of your lawn. These surface feeding insects chew grass plants and suck vital plant juices from grass blades. Chinch Bugs, Sod Webworms, Army Worms, and Billbugs are most active from early summer to late summer. Damage can occur relatively quickly if not monitored and controlled.  MissionGreen offers some of the best control methods in the industry, using the newest and safest products available today.

Common types of pests:
  • Chinch Bugs- A small insect less than a ¼ inch long. Easily identified by the diamond marking on back. Young nymphs are usually bright red and half the size of adults.
  • Sod Webworm – Or lawn moths, are commonly found on homeowner lawns. Adult moths ae ¾ to 1 inch long. Front wings are whitish, dull grey and often have stripes. The Sod Webworm larvae are about ½ inch long when mature and are brown. Damage usually occurs from the larvae stage.
  • Billbug – This weevil is easily identified by its long snout and elongated thorax. The Billbug is about 3/8 inches long. Sometimes you can see this insect walking across a driveway or sidewalk. Damage from Billbug is often misdiagnosed with drought stress.

Late Summer Lawn Care

This application of late summer fertilizer is a slow-release fertilizer to help lawns start the recovery process from summer stress.

Broadleaf Weed Control
Lawn weeds can be a persistent problem for many homeowners and are most commonly found in bare and thin areas of your lawn. While the best defense from weed infestation is to have healthy thick turf, it is often necessary to treat broadleaf weeds when they appear. MissionGreen uses a special summer weed control to effectively provide exceptional control for these weeds plus many more.

Early Fall Lawn Care

This special fertilizer is designed to help lawns recover from summer stress. A good 2 to 1 ratio means you will receive the right amount of nitrogen to encourage color, health, and vigor of the lawn and the right amount of potassium to store carbohydrates.

Broadleaf Weed Control
Fall is the best time to control any remaining weeds in the lawns. We will inspect and treat as needed to ensure your lawn goes into the Winter months, weed-free.

Late Fall Lawn Care

In the fall, grass plants use the starches and sugars they manufacture to develop their roots for the next season. By fertilizing late in the season, we can exploit this natural phenomenon to our advantage, creating a healthier lawn. Our Winterizer treatment is a slow-release blend that becomes stored in the roots to promote an early spring green-up. This treatment is specially formulated to help protect your lawn against winter kill and snow mold disease.

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Grub Proofing

White Grubs are the larvae of several different beetles, including Japanese Beetles. The beetles lay their eggs in late summer, and they hatch in early to late fall. Left untreated, grubs can devastate a lawn in just a few days. This application will help prevent grubs from hatching, thus protecting your lawn all season long.

Prevent Lawn Damage from Starting

Grub infestations can ruin your lawn in no time. Skunks, raccoons, and crows will tear up the turf in search of these tasty larvae. So, the best strategy is to eliminate the problem before it starts. MissionGreen grub prevention will provide guaranteed season long control.

Signs you may have grubs:
  • Brown patches that easily roll up like a carpet.
  • Birds, skunks, and raccoons are tearing up your lawn.
  • As lawns start to green-up in spring, brown irregular patches may be present.
  • Turf feels “spongy” when you walk on it.
Lime Treatment

Maintaining a healthy pH balance is an important part of creating a sustainable lawn. This will improve microbial activity in the soil, allowing fertilizer and control products to work their best.

Prevent lawn damage from starting. Your soil’s pH, or acidity level, is one of the most important elements of your lawn care program, and it’s vital to maintaining that lush feel and deep green color. One way to reduce soil acid levels is to apply the correct rate of lime. Applying lime to your lawn will also help it absorb other nutrients, and this promotes more vigorous growth. Lime can increase beneficial bacteria in the soil for added disease resistance.

Since most soils tend to run too acid, MissionGreen recommends at least one treatment every year to maintain adequate pH levels.

  • Most lawns grow best in soils that have a pH level of 6 to 7.
  • Lawns below 5.5 pH levels are too acid and will not grow well.
  • Highly acidic soils do not absorb nutrients effectively.
  • Lime adds calcium and magnesium to the soil. These nutrients are important in preserving color and vigor to the turf.
  • Lime can nourish beneficial bacteria in the soil, which will help reduce disease in some cases.
  • Cool-Season grasses like Kentucky Blue grass grow best in pH levels from 6.5-7.2.
Soil Testing

Soil testing is essential to providing a healthy lawn. This is why MissionGreen recommends a soil test annually. We will pull random samples throughout the lawn and send them to an independent lab that specializes in analyzing soil for growing a healthy lawn. Once we receive the results from the lab, we will review them with you to discuss any changes or additions necessary to balance your soil.

Wetting Agent

Wetting agents (surfactants) contribute to a more environmentally friendly model for turf management by requiring less irrigation input to maintain the beauty and vigor of your lawn. Better water management enhances the benefits of all other maintenance programs. Reduced water consumption helps conserve water and protects valuable water resources by reducing the potential for runoff and leaching. We recommend 3 treatments for the best results.

Core Aeration

Core aeration is the mechanical process by which we remove small cores from the turf. This will provide small holes in the lawn to allow for better air, water, and nutrient penetration to the grass root system. Core aeration will help reduce soil compaction, which allows roots to naturally spread, providing a thick turf. MissionGreen recommends doing this every year.

The Core Aeration Process

Aerating (also called aerification) is the process in which a machine pulls cores from the turf and deposits them back on top of the lawn. This helps prevent soil compaction, which can reduce the spaces within the soil that hold oxygen. Because turf roots need oxygen to grow, compacted soil also results in poor nutrient uptake. It is also a physical barrier to root growth. Healthy, aerated soil is also better for your lawn and the environment.

The Benefits of Aeration:
  • Aeration will improve air and water movement through the soil.
  • Aeration will help roots grow deeper, which provides a stronger healthy grass plant.
  • Aeration will help reduce thatch. Excessive thatch in a lawn will prevent nutrients and water from getting down to the roots.
  • Aeration will help reduce soil compaction.
  • Aeration is a natural way to help provide a thick healthy turf, thus preventing weeds and crabgrass from germinating.

Overseeding is a process by which we broadcast grass seed during the aeration process. The seed will go right into the holes allowing for better germination. By doing this with aeration, we will improve the rate of germination and improve the quality of your turf.

A Naturally Thicker Lawn

Overseeding is done at the same time as the core aeration to naturally thicken a lawn with new and improved grass types. Overseeding at the time of aeration will significantly improve germination results. At MissionGreen, we use thermal, heat-tolerant bluegrass seed.

The Benefits of Overseeding:
  • With our seed, the new grass will be more drought-resistant and more disease/insect resistant overtime.
  • Overseeding will improve the overall appearance of your lawn.
  • Overseeding will reduce the risk of insects and diseases by introducing more tolerant grass species. A healthy lawn is your best defense from invasive pests and disease.
  • Overseeding will increase the thickness of lawn, thus preventing ugly, broadleaf weeds from germinating.