- Lawncare Program
Jamison Pest and Lawn partners with lawn industry professionals and manufacturers to develop programs that create a thicker, greener, more beautiful lawn. Jamison is not a one size fits all company so we always provide a complete Lawn Analysis prior to our submitting an estimate for you. Your lawn program will be based upon 8 “timed visits", each having targeted goals for your turf, grass, or lawn. Here is how it works!
Round One: Pre-emergent weed control for the prevention of summer annual weeds, broad leaf weed control, and a root feeding fertilizer.
Round Two: Pre-emergent weed control for the prevention of summer annual weeds, broad leaf weed control, and a Nitrogen based fertilizer for initial green-up.
Round Three: Balanced fertilizer and post-emergent weed control for Nutsedge and other troublesome weeds.
Round Four: Balanced “time released fertilizer" to maintain your healthy green turf and a post-emergent weed control for weeds emerging in late summer.
Round Five: Balanced fertilizer and post-emergent weed control for weeds that may germinate in late summer.
Round Six: A balanced fertilizer which will help lawn prepare for fall as well as stay strong through the end of summer. Pre-emerge application for prevention of annual winter grassy weeds as well as post emergent weed control.
Round Seven: A root feeding fertilizer as well as pre-emerge application for prevention of annual winter grassy weeds as well as post emergent weed control.
Round Eight: An application of a dolometic lime for the reduction of soil acidity and to provide micro-nutrients and post-emergent weed control for any remaining winter weeds.
During each round, a trained Jamison Pest and Lawn technician will inspect and assess the present condition of the turf to address new or emerging needs coming from such areas as insects, disease, or seasonal problems.
- Tree and Shrub Care Program
Do you pay regular attention to shrub care? If your shrubs were to develop an insect or disease problem (scale, white flies, powdery mildew, leaf spot, root rot, spider mites, or bag worms etc.) would you know what to do or more importantly, what to use to control it?
Jamison Pest and Lawn has trained professionals and a carefully developed, agronomically sound Tree & Shrub Care program that will put your mind at ease. All it takes is one call for us to develop a healthy plan for the care of your small trees and shrubs. We'll make a thorough inspection of your landscaping needs and carefully develop your 5 step program. Here's how our Tree and Shrub Care program works.
Round One: Dormant oil for the control of "over wintering insects".
Round Two: Balanced spring fertilization and feeding to help plants recover from winter damage and maximize springtime growth.
Round Three: Insect and disease control for the elimination and prevention of damage they cause.
Round Four: Insect and disease control for the problems associated with small trees and shrubs during this time of year.
Round Five: Deep root feeding to encourage a strong root system for the coming winter months and to promote a strong spring start up growth.
During each Round, our technician will inspect and assess the present condition of your shrubs to address new or emerging needs coming from such areas as insects, disease, or seasonal problems.
- Fescue Seeding Program
In the Mid-South region, turfgrasses Zoysia and Bermuda are better suited for our climate and require more than 6 hours of direct sunlight to prosper. Fescue on the other hand, will grow well in the shade of your trees and can eliminate those "undesirable bare ground areas" under the trees.
The Fescue family of grasses is the only grass available that can be sustained on a year round basis in heavily shaded areas. Fescue, regardless of variety, will thin out over time. That is why it is necessary to overseed periodically to increase turf density. The average period between seedings is 1 to 3 years depending upon a variety of factors such as sunlight, irrigation, and fertilization.
For optimal results, fescue seeding should be done from September 15th through October 31st. This allows the fescue seedlings time to germinate and begin growth during the last warm weeks of Fall. These seedlings will then have time to grow and reach maturity, as well as develop a good strong root system, so they may be able to withstand the stress from the cold winter months as well as the heat of the coming summer. Due to the lack of time to develop an adequate root system and the high mortality rate of seed planted in the spring, it is our policy that we will not perform fescue seeding in the spring.
The Fescue Seeding Process:
- It is better to water less frequently (once or twice a week) for a longer period of time, than to water every day for a short time. Infrequent deep watering promotes greater root development.
- Wait until the soil becomes dry before watering. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is watering too often. It is better to wait until the soil is dry to a depth of 3" to 4" before watering. This will promote deeper root growth and a stronger root system. A good goal for watering your lawn is to apply 1 to 1 ½ inches of water per week during summer growing season. Exact amounts will vary due to soil types, soil compaction, etc. For more help on your specific conditions and needs please contact us.
- Slope and soil compaction will affect watering amounts/time. If your turf does not want to accept water and the water begins to run off quickly, you should consider aeration for your lawn.
- It is helpful to know how much water your sprinkler puts out. If you are already one of our valued customers, just call our office for your free rain gauge!
- We should all remember, that water is our most precious resource and a lot of the water we use to irrigate our lawns and shrubs is wasted. The helpful watering tips above will help insure the health and beauty of your landscaping and prevent our most precious resource from being wasted!
- Insect and Disease Control
Insect and disease control can play a major role in having the beautiful lawn you deserve. Our lawn care professionals are trained and certified to diagnose and address these problems. After diagnosis we are happy to share our findings and offer a solution.
But why isn't insect and disease control included as a part of my regular program?
That's a great question, and there are several reasons.
First, the EPA and state law mandates that each insect or disease infestation be identified as a “target pest" prior to the application of a "product or chemical," meaning, no routine or preventive application of a pesticide may be made for problems that may or may not occur.
Most insect and disease problems are not readily predictable from season to season and therefore, inclusion of such treatments within a regular program is outside of the law.
- Aeration Service
Soils with a high percentage of clay, high foot traffic, or pet use will become compacted and build up a heavy thatch.
- Soil Sampling Service
There are times when despite optimal growing conditions coupled with good care, your turfgrass will just not maintain a healthy posture or appearance...and it can happen for no apparent reason! In cases like this, a soil sample could lead us to the solution for a non-visible problem. In other situations like bare ground for no apparent reason, soil sampling can be a great tool.
Often, a soil sample is not needed as our trained professionals will be able to diagnose the problem and prepare a solution.
- Fire Ant Treatment and Control
Fire ants can be a true hazard and potentially dangerous. That's why you need Jamison to take care of fire ants in your lawn! Just give us a call and we'll be right out to assess the problem and share with you the problems and controls of this potentially difficult infestation.
Please know, "just spraying the mound" is very wrong! When you give us a call, we will send a trained professional to help you understand the scope of the problem, and give you an explanation of the control procedures and costs.
Please remember, fire ants can be a true hazard. Contact Jamison today!