Introduction

A thriving turf consumes more nutrients from the soil than are naturally replenished.  Regular lawn treatments are necessary to replenish these vital nutrients; maintain a healthy, robust turf; and to stay ahead of crabgrass and weeds. 

At Green Boys LawnCare, we believe in treating customers the way we'd like to be treated ourselves! So, we won't try to upsell you more lawn applications than you really need, and we won't lock you into a contract that you can't get out of.  Our lawn treatment programs are designed to promote a healthy and attractive lawn. To accomplish this, we use the recommendations of the K-state Research & Extension, and their Shawnee County Extension Office. Their decades of turf grass testing and research, provides an excellent, unbiased source of turf grass information specific to our area.  Read on to learn about our four and six step lawn treatment programs that include pre- and post-emergent weed control, in addition to proper fertilizing.

4 Step Program

The 4 step is our standard lawn maintenance program.  It provides all of the fertilizings recommended by the K-state research and extension, as well as crabgrass pre-emergent and two broadleaf weed control treatments.  With this program, the lawn is not treated during the hot, summer months; when the turf is stressed.

 

Step 1 - Early Spring February 15th - April 15th Fertilizer and Crabgrass Pre-emergent
    This application prevents crabgrass seeds from
germinating and invading your lawn in the summer!
     
Step 2 - Late Spring May 1st - June 15th Slow Release Fertilizer and
Broadleaf Weed Control
    A controlled release feeding for your lawn with
broadleaf weed control.
     
Step 3 - Early Fall Aug. 15th - Sept. 30th Fall Fertilizer and Broadleaf Weed Control
    Nutrients to help your lawn recover from the summer
stress, with broadleaf weed control.
     
Step 4 - Late Fall Oct. 15th - Nov. 30th Winterizer Fertilizer
    Encourages winter root growth, and helps promote an
early spring green-up.

 

6 Step Program

The 6 step is our premium lawn maintenance program.  It provides six fertilizings, two crabgrass pre-emergent treatments, and four weed control treatments.  This program is recommended for those who want a nice lawn all season long, and plan to water through the summer.  Iron is applied in the summer for a green lawn without burning.  This program includes yellow nutsedge control (known by many as water grass or nut grass), which is not included in our competitor's programs.  The 6 step program is guaranteed, so we will re-treat if necessary.
 

Step 1 - Early Spring February 1st - April 1st Fertilizer and Crabgrass Pre-emergent
    This application prevents crabgrass seeds from
germinating and invading your lawn in the summer!
     
Step 2 - Late Spring April 15th - May 15th Slow Release Fertilizer, Crabgrass
Pre-emergent, & Broadleaf Weed Control
    A controlled release feeding for your lawn with additional
crabgrass pre-emergent, and broadleaf weed control.
     
Step 3 - Early Summer June 1st - June 30th Slow Release Fertilizer with Iron
and Weed Control 
    Slow Release Fertilizer with Iron, and spot treatment
for broadleaf weeds and nutsedge.
     
Step 4 - Late Summer July 15th - Aug. 15th Slow Release Fertilizer with Iron
and Weed Control
    Slow Release Fertilizer with Iron, and spot treatment
for broadleaf weeds, nutsedge, and crabgrass.
     
Step 5 - Early Fall Sept. 1st - Sept. 30th Fall Fertilizer and Broadleaf Weed Control
    Nutrients to help your lawn recover from the
summer stress, with broadleaf weed control.
     
Step 6 - Late Fall Oct. 15th - Nov. 30th Winterizer Fertilizer
    Encourages winter root growth, and helps promote an
early spring green-up.

Additional Treatments

These are some additional lawn treatments that we offer, on an as needed basis.

Season-Long Grub Worm Control:  This is a preventative treatment for grub worms.  The insecticide, applied early in the summer, is absorbed into the grass roots, providing season long protection.  When the grubs feed on the roots, they ingest the poison and are killed before they can do much damage.  (This treatment may also help to deter moles, by taking away one of their favorite food sources)

24 Hour Grub Control:  If a grub problem is discovered, this fast-acting treatment will stop the grubs, before they cause more damage to your lawn.

Crawling Insect Control:  This treatment will control most crawling insect pests in your lawn.   Including chiggers, spiders, ants (fire ants), beetles, cockroaches, bees, wasps, and more.  

Yellow Nutsedge Control:  Known by many as water grass or nut grass, yellow nutsedge is a common problem in Kansas lawns.  It's pale green to yellow in color and grows rapidly in the spring and early summer, often sticking up above the rest of the lawn only a few days after mowing.  This treatment will take care of the problem!

Fungicide Treatment:  Dollar Spot, Brown Spot, and other lawn fungus, can all be controlled with this lawn treatment. 

Post-Emergent Crabgrass Control:  Applying a pre-emergent herbicide for crabgrass in the early spring, is the best way to deal with this pesky weed grass.   However, if you didn't get the pre-emergent down, or some crabgrass came up anyway, we can spray a herbicide named Drive for post-emergent crabgrass control.

Starter Fertilizer:  A well-balanced, slow-release fertilizer, recommended after seeding.  If you let us know that you have over-seeded, we'll substitute this treatment for your normal lawn application.

Soil Sampling:  Soil Sample testing is recommended by Green Boys LawnCare as part of our complete lawn treatment program. The test results help us determine what nutrients are lacking in your lawns soil, and allows us to match our fertilizer application to your lawn's specific needs! Soil samples are tested through the K-State Research & Extension Soil Testing Laboratory, and are recommended every 3 years.

With Green Boys LawnCare, your lawn is in good hands.  If we notice an issue with your lawn, we'll bring it to your attention, and make recommendations.  We also have the ability to take samples of a damaged area, and send them to the K-state research and extension for analysis. 

Pricing

 

 

Treatments

Cost per 1,000 sq. ft.
 (up to 10,000 sq. ft.)

Cost per 1,000 sq. ft.
(over 10,000 sq. ft.)

Cost per Treatment
(Average size lawn)*

6 Step Program

 $5.50

$3.75

 $44

4 Step Program

+5%

+5%

 $46.20

Granular Only Program same as above same as above $44 - $46.20
Weed Control or
Fertilizer Only
-10% -10% $40-$42
Crawling Insect Control +0% +0% $44-$46.20
Starter Fertilizer +0% +0% $44-$46.20
Yellow Nutsedge +0% +0% $44-$46.20
Crabgrass Spraying
(Post-emergent)
+0% +0% $44-$46.20
Grub Control
(Season Long or 24 Hour)
+0% +0% $44-$46.20
Single Applications +10% +10% +10%

Soil Sampling

 -

 $35

   *Average size lawn assumes 8,000 sq. ft. of turf.
    ** Minimum charge of $40 applies to all treatments.
    *** Sales tax will be added to the price of each application.


 

Frequently Asked Questions
 

What are the benefits of having Green Boys LawnCare treat my lawn, as opposed to doing it myself?   Thanks for asking.  There are many benefits to having us treat your lawn, compared with doing it yourself. 
1.) Most homeowners programs use only grannular treatments.  This is OK for fertilizing, but liquid applications are much more effective for weed control.  Our program includes a combination of grannular and liquid applications.  Post-emergent Weed contol is always applied as a liquid.
2.) We know what to apply, when to apply it, and how much to apply, for the maximum benefit to your lawn.   I've talked to many homeowners who are well intended, but they get busy, and forget to make the application at the appropriate time, or they have to guess at what to use and how much to put down.
3.) You don't save much money by doing it yourself.  Since we purchase materials in bulk, we are able to offer this service at an affordable price.  When you add in your gas, your time, the necessity of purchasing and maintaining a spreader and/or sprayer, you can quickly see the benefit of having Green Boys LawnCare take care of your lawn.

 
How do I know what size my lawn is?  An average size lot in Topeka is about a quarter of an acre.  This is roughly 11,000 sq. ft.  Take away the area of the house, driveway, walkways, landscaping, etc., and you're left with somewhere around 8,000 sq. ft. of lawn.  This is only an average.  Many lawns are larger or smaller.   When you contact Green Boys LawnCare, we'll come out and measure your lawn for free, and then tell you exactly how much your lawn treatments would cost.


Do you have a grannular only program?  Yes, we sure do.  We have a 'grannular only' 4 step program.  This program is the same as our normal 4 step program, only the late spring and early fall weed and feed treatments are grannular rather than liquid. 
 

Links

K-State Research and Extension - Lawn and Garden Web Page:
www.oznet.ksu.edu/topic6.asp

Shawnee County Extension Office - Lawn and Garden Web Page: www.oznet.ksu.edu/shawnee/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=42

Shawnee County Extension Office - Map: 
www.greenboylawns.com/extensionmap.cfm

 

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