Here at Steketee Turf Service of Caledonia, MI, lawn fertilization is our specialty. We provide the best lawn fertilization treatments during the growing season. We are prepared to handle all of your fertilization and weed control needs. Weeds are annoying, unsightly, and can even be damaging. At Steketee Turf Service, we balance weed control with lawn fertilization. We have a five step program that protects and fertilizes your lawn all year long. The initial application is in the early spring. It is a completely balanced fertilizer with crabgrass control and, weather permitting, broadleaf weed control. This is applied around late March through early May. The second application is applied early May through June in the late spring. It is another complete balanced fertilization with broadleaf weed control. The third application, performed in summer around June through August, is another balanced fertilizer and spot treatment for weeds. In the fall we apply a fourth balanced fertilizer and broadleaf control. This is done around late August to early October. Finally, in the late fall (around late October through November), we apply a winter dormant feeding. This promotes root development and helps create a greener lawn in the spring, earlier. Crabgrass is one of the more ugly weeds that may invade your lawn. But did you know that crabgrass has a hard time surviving in a healthy lawn? Crabgrass needs open patches in order to thrive. This is why lawn fertilization is so crucial; a healthy lawn is more able to combat weeds all on its own. A healthy lawn is also a green, plush, and pleasant lawn to look at. Along with various micronutrients, there are three main macronutrients that your lawn needs to thrive. These consist of Phosphorous, Potassium, and Nitrogen. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient and the one that your lawn uses the most of. It’s responsible for growth and development of roots and shoots, and promotes density and a healthy green color. The nutrient used second most in your lawn is Potassium. It aids in hardiness and disease resistance, but has a high potential to be lost by leaching. Phosphorous is the third macronutrient, contributing to the photosynthesis process and seed growth. In other words, phosphorous helps your lawn to create food from the sun. One of the things that sets us apart the most from our competition is that we personalize our programs to fit your needs. We won’t leave until you are fully satisfied. We are locally owned and operated and believe in providing a valuable service, not just doing the minimum amount of work to get your money. We care about our customers and if you’re unsatisfied with our service, we will do all we can to satisfy you at no additional charge.