Petri offers a few different types of services to customers who want a green, healthy, insect free lawn. There is the TLP (Total Lawn Program), which is an all-inclusive lawn-spraying treatment plan, and the General Lawn Program, for those customers who just need assistance with insects and diseases in their lawn. We have add on services for those homeowners who have pets and need additional treatment for fleas and ticks. Many of our customers also have Petri’s feeding and treating their trees and shrubs for insects and disease as well. Petri recently became an authorized applicator of Bio Green™ fertilizer for lawns and landscapes! Bio Green™ is a natural, carbon-based, complete nutrient liquid fertilizer. This means that it contains or makes available through natural processes, the macro-nutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium) and the micro-nutrients which are essential for plant growth and health. This unique and complete formula ensures that your lawn and landscape get all that is needed to thrive all year long. For more on our Bio Green™ applications, click here.
Below is an explanation of how each service protects and maintains lawns and/ or trees and shrubs in South Florida.
The Total Lawn Program Plus
The TLP Plus (Total Lawn Program) is an all-inclusive lawn treatment program that includes protection against harmful insects and diseases of the lawn, fertilization and broadleaf weed control.
On nine scheduled visits throughout the year a thorough inspection of the lawn is performed. A determination is made as to what treatment or application should be made to insure a healthier, greener lawn. As your lawn care partner Petri will also advise on proper watering and mowing practices and other cultural issues such as shade and traffic, which can greatly impact the health and appearance of your lawn.
Insecticide treatments for harmful insects such as chinch bugs, armyworms, sod webworms, and fire ants will be performed if deemed necessary. A fungicide application will be made if a fungus condition exists. Based on the time of year and each lawn’s specific needs, a Biogreen formulation will be selected during each service to properly feed and nourish the lawn. Broadleaf weed control will be performed primarily during the cooler months of November thorough March. TLP Plus customers may choose to add flea and tick protection, requiring treatment of additional areas on the property.
Petri’s technicians are trained to recognize most lawn conditions typical of South Florida St. Augustine turf and are able to determine the correct treatment and product based on the conditions found. A door-hanger and sign is posted following each treatment and a service report is emailed to the customer detailing services performed, conditions and pests observed, and recommendations for a stronger, healthier lawn. The TLP Plus service is guaranteed for free retreatment for all covered pests should an issue arise in-between our regularly scheduled services.
The General Lawn Program
The General Lawn Program is for customers who just want their lawn treated for harmful insects and fungus. A power sprayer is used to apply an insecticide to the lawn for control of chinch bugs, armyworms, sod web worms, and fire ants. If a customer has a pet and would like to be treated for fleas or ticks, this service may be added. Our service technicians will also be looking for fungus conditions such as brown patch or gray leaf spot. If a condition like this exists, a fungicide will be applied. A sign will be posted and a report will be emailed following each service.
Recommendations for Homeowners
The watering and mowing practices will have a direct impact on the condition of any lawn. Improper watering and mowing methods will contribute to a lawn in a stressed state and therefore make it more susceptible to disease, insects, and weeds. Our service technicians will advise customers as to the proper watering, mowing, and fertilizing practices for their lawn and will leave a doorhanger each time explaining what service was done that day. If a customer should notice a problem in the lawn inbetween our regularly scheduled visits, we will return for free retreatment.
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