Lawn Care program

A thick, healthy lawn is the best defense to pests, weeds and environmental problems. An actively growing lawn does not provide space for weeds to grow, recovers quickly from pest damage and absorbs nutrients and rainwater to limit environmental contamination. At bioLawn, our lawn applications are directed towards making your lawn its healthiest.

Fertilization

Your lawn is like you – it needs food! Fertilizing provides your lawn with the correct amount of nutrients it needs. Yes, your soil already has nutrients, however, most soils do not provide enough or the exact right nutrients. bioLawn’s fertilizer program is changed during the year to meet the needs of the season and weather conditions to achieve healthy growth.

The fertilizers we use contain organics to help promote healthy soil ecosystems and long-term sustainability of your lawn.

Nutrient Supplements

Sometimes your lawn will need specialized nutrients to grow healthy. Phosphorous, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron and Manganese are examples of possible deficiencies that may need correction. Our program can be adjusted to supply required nutrients for your lawn.

Stress Health

Sometimes your lawn needs a little more than just nutrients to be healthy. During the summer heat water can be a limiting factor to health. Our stress health application will help manage water during these stressful times. It also helps manage nutrient deficiencies.

Weed control

bioLawn’s focus on safer products and application methods comes to life in our weed control programs. Most weed control products on the market we do not use due to their toxicity. We carefully select the products we use based on the toxicity of exposure to our technicians and our customers. For lawns with very few weeds, we use spot treatment applications to reduce the amount of weed control used on your property, thus further reducing exposure. We use both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed controls to keep weeds at bay. Pre-emergent weed control is put down in the spring to limit crabgrass seeds from germinating. Remember, not all crabgrass will be prevented, which is why we treat it after it emerges as well. With post-emergent weed control, we target weeds once they are visible. We do our best to treat the weeds just as they are emerging so the weeds do not detract from your lawn. If weeds have not emerged yet, our applications will not be effective. We do offer free weed retreatments to customers on a full year program. Be Patient – Your weeds will not disappear overnight. It  can take up to a week for results to begin to take effect.

Broadleaf  Weed Control

We can control dandelions, broadleaf plantain, clover and other common weeds found in home lawns. Creeping charlie and wild violet weeds can be controlled with our broadleaf weed control applications as well, but for complete control additional applications may be needed. Weed control is included on each visit in our program. A weed control application can also be done individually for those not signed up for a full fertilization and weed control program.

Crabgrass Control

Our early spring application includes a pre-emergent crabgrass preventer. This will limit the amount of crabgrass in your lawn. Those signed up for our programs will receive post-emergent crabgrass control during the summer for any crabgrass that breaks through the pre-emergent. For customers who sign up after the pre-emergent application we will do our best to manage crabgrass with post-emergent applications.

Creeping Charlie

and Wild Violet Control

Ground Ivy (aka Creeping Charlie) and wild violets are the most difficult weeds to control in the Twin Cities. To get control, multiple applications are needed. While our regular applications will control some creeping Charlie and wild violet, we recommend adding an additional treatment to speed up the how quickly it is controlled. Note we cannot treat these weeds in your garden beds or under trees in mulch beds or in your neighbor’s lawn. Thus, treatments may need to continue for many years.

Organic Weed Control

We offer completely organic weed control programs. We use a combination of corn gluten meal to prevent weeds from germinating and iron-based products to reduce photosynthesis. After an iron application, weeds will turn black. They often do not die after one application. Rather, overtime the number of weeds in your lawn will be reduced.

seasonal applications

Our fertilizer and weed control programs consider the seasons. bioLawn is sensitive to the weather conditions and we make changes to our products, schedules, and application methods so your lawn receives exactly what it needs at the right time. Our standard program involves 6 applications spread between the following.

Step 1

Organic based fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass control and dandelion weed control.

Step 2

Organic based fertilizer with treatment of broadleaf weeds.

Step 3

Organic based fertilizer with spot treatment of troublesome weeds, including crabgrass.

Step 4

Proprietary blend of compounds to promote water retention and stress recovery.

Step 5

Organic based fertilizer with treatment of broadleaf weeds.

Step 6

Organic based fertilizer with spot treatment of troublesome weeds.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

"Thanks so much for your service this year. I think we have the nicest lawn on the block!"

Shelly from St. Paul

"As a new customer, I am remarkably impressed with your responsiveness and personal attention. Thank you!!"

Adam from Egan

"You have been such an amazing crew. I love the frequent communication and the happy technicians. You have all been fantastic!"

Anna from Egan

"We are very happy with the way the lawn is looking!!"

Richard from Stillwater

"Thank you for the email – this years program looks great! Looking forward to another year of great service and excellent results!"

John from West Lakeland

"Our lawn looks better with bioLawn than with several other companies we have hired in the past."

Dianne from Minneapolis