Our additional lawn care services include:
Soil pH is a measure of the soil’s acidity and is a primary factor in turf growth. When the soil test reveals that the pH is too low, we can raise it with a lime application. This will help to ensure that nutrients most beneficial to the grass plant are at maximum availability, toxic elements are reduced, and beneficial soil organisms are more active.
The Turf Doctor’s soil testing services are done to provide recommendations that lead to the wise and economical use of soils and soil amendments. It will measure soil pH, humic matter, and exchangeable acidity, as well as show if lime treatment is needed and how much. Testing includes pH, buffer pH, extractable nutrients (P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, B), extractable heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cr), extractable aluminum; cation exchange capacity, and percent base saturation.
Eliminate this highly allergenic weed from your property! We have a proven program to kill this invasive plant.
The Turf Doctor provides site-specific treatment of lawn diseases using fungicides. This suppresses or slows down fungal growth, and can prevent fungus from reproducing. Typical lawn diseases found in Maine are red thread/pink patch, dollar spot, leaf spot, brown patch, necrotic ring spot, snow mold and rust.
Contrary to popular belief, moles are often present in grub-free lawns. Moles are insectivores, and get the vast majority of their dietary needs from earthworms. These small mammals spend their entire lives below the surface of the ground, tearing up lawns and gardens in an endless quest for food. If you want to rid your lawn of these damaging critters, The Turf Doctor has a program to get the job done.
Do geese make your lawn an unpleasant place to be? The droppings that flocks of geese leave behind will make a lawn simply unusable until the droppings either decompose over time or are painstakingly picked up manually. The Turf Doctor has a solution to humanely and safely drive the flocks away from your property. Call today for a free estimate and evaluation.