Standard Lawn Care Program

Showcase Lawn Works serves Chester County PA, Berks County PA and Lancaster County PA with expert lawn care, fertilizing, weed control, and maintenance. Our Lawn Care Program is listed below. Please call or email us for pricing and details.

Six applications approximately 4-6 weeks apart that contain organic based fertilizer, broadleaf weed control, and pre-emergent crabgrass control on the first two applications.

  • 6 Visits
  • Fertilizing
  • Unlimited Broadleaf Weed Control
  • Crabgrass Pre-emergent
  • Yellow Nutsedge Control
  • Free Service Calls
  • Customer Referral Programs

Services that are standard in the Lawn Care Program:

Fertilizing – Your Showcase Lawn technician will test your soil pH for FREE to determine the amount fertilizer applications needed to properly balance your pH. In the spring we use either slow- or quick-release fertilizer, and we time your fertilization regimen so the fertilizer will be used up before the onset of hot summer weather when cool-season grasses often go dormant.

Broadleaf Weed Control – Dandelions and other broadleaf weeds are among the most troublesome turf pest problems in lawns. Even though these weeds are fairly easy to control, complete eradication is not possible or practical, and a few weeds are acceptable. The best way to minimize weeds in your lawn is through good cultural practices. On the other hand, the best way to encourage weeds in your lawn is by using poor management techniques such as mowing too short, no or improperly timed fertilization, and over or under-watering. Weeds can also infest areas killed by disease or insects.

Crabgrass Control – Crabgrass is a type of grass, but unlike lawn grass, crab grass tends to have an unattractive and mangled appearance. Crabgrass grows tall and quickly, sprouting large patches above your current lawn. Because of their thicker and larger appearance, crabgrass is easily noticeable and takes away from the beauty of lawns, which is why crabgrass is considered a weed rather than simply another type of lawn.

How to Prevent Crabgrass

Crabgrass tends to be more of a symptom of poor lawn development rather than its own weed. It is an annual plant, which means that each year it needs to replant itself and grow all over again. Thus if you can maintain a healthy lawn, through the use of aeration, seeding, fertilizer, and healthy watering/cutting, crabgrass is unlikely to take root and will not come back the following year.

However, if your lawn is weak or the following year you are unable to seed and fertilize your lawn quickly enough, the crabgrass may replant itself and grow. Luckily, once crabgrass control starts it can be stopped with the right treatment and combination of solutions. Contact Showcase Lawn Works today to find out more about crabgrass control methods.

Yellow Nutsedge Control – The best method for controlling yellow nutsedge (and other weeds) is to grow a healthy, dense, vigorous stand of turf that can compete with weeds. Encourage dense turf stands by following proper turf maintenance practices, including fall fertilization, proper irrigation, frequent mowing at the proper height, and over-seeding as needed.

Yellow Nutsedge is considered one of the “Worst Weeds” because of how difficult it is to remove and how quickly it spreads. Yellow Nutsedge also sprouts small yellow spoke-like flowers.

Tubers have to be removed in order to prevent nutsedge from spreading, and the tubers produce “nutlets” which are even harder to remove. Yellow Nutsedge is a type of edible sedge. Beneath the ground it has a tuber, which is a small sack that stores nutrients. The tuber is edible, which is why some people grow nutsedge as food. It is a perennial plant, and from the roots sprouts a group of leaves that look very much like grass blades but tend to grow much taller and interrupt the smooth green lawn you wanted.

The most important thing to do is clean any equipment used to cut nutsedge because the rhizomes from the yellow nutsedge stick to equipment and spread easily. Unfortunately, once yellow nutsedge invades your lawn it often requires professional treatment. Find out how to get your green lawn back and rid yourself of yellow nutsedge with Showcase Lawn Works sedge control service. Contact us today for pricing and information.

Additional services that are available to add onto the Lawn Program.

Lime Application – Your Showcase Lawn technician will test your soil pH for FREE to determine the amount of lime and number of applications needed to properly balance your pH. We use granular limestone to reduce the dusty residue that is common with the powdered lime. These granular are held together with a water-soluble substance that dissolves quickly when wet to allow it to absorb deep into your soil.

Fungicide Control – If your lawn is showing any of these signs of disease or fungus (brown spots, rust, etc.), it is likely that the issue can be corrected with fungicide or chemical lawn treatments. Contact us right away so we can get your lawn back to its optimal health and beauty!

Grub Control – Grub prevention applied in Late Spring/Early Summer at the same time as the Round 3 application.

Core Aeration and Over-Seeding Service – Pulling of plugs in soil to reduce compaction, allowing more nutrient flow and oxygen to root system of grass. Followed with the application of seed to thicken turf and fill in bare spots in lawn. This service will be done in the early fall.