Professional Yard Care and Custom Lawn Care Diagnosis
If your lawn has a specific need, Lawn Doctor can address it with custom lawn care services.
Recurring yard and landscape problems, or ones that don’t respond to ordinary lawn maintenance are usually an indication that there may be a more serious underlying cause. Some common problems addressed by our Custom Lawn Care Services include:
- Discolored turf
- Bare spots
- Detached turf
Your local Lawn Doctor experts will use their knowledge of your area's environment to help diagnose severe lawn problems and aid in their treatment.
Custom Lawn Care Services
While custom lawn care services can be selected a la carte, Lawn Doctor recommends an ongoing Lawn Maintainer Care program to prevent the problem from returning. Many serious yard and landscape issues (such as those treated with a custom lawn care service) can be prevented by keeping your lawn healthy and weed-free all year long.
A few of our most-requested custom lawn care service programs are detailed here*, but be sure to consult with your local Lawn Doctor if you have a specific need.
Generally speaking, your lawn will grow best in slightly acidic soil. The pH level is naturally dependent on a number of factors, including precipitation and vegetative cover. Soils in areas of heavy rainfall tend to be more acidic while soils in more arid regions are often basic.
The most important effect of pH on plant growth is its influence on nutrient availability. For example, under high pH soils, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc are much less available than at lower pH values. Often, nutrient deficiencies can be corrected by adjusting soil pH.
Lawn Doctor custom lawn care service will regularly test the pH level of your soil as part of our Lawn Maintainer Care. If your pH is not at an optimum level for plant and lawn growth, our local professionals can apply the appropriate treatment (usually lime) needed to adjust the pH level.
Our pelletized, virtually dust-free lime enhances your lawn by:
- Adjusting the soil pH to the recommended level for healthy growth.
- Slowing thatch development.
- Increasing the efficacy of fertilizers by making them more readily available to the grass plants.
- Reducing the possibility of lawn fungus and disease.
Lawn Doctor’s soil enrichment stimulates a stronger and healthier root system for grass plants, while improving the structure of your lawn’s soil. While the soil naturally contains elements that enrich the grass and other plants, any disruption of that soil (such as foot traffic, planting, etc.) over the years reduces the population of helpful microorganisms.
Our soil enrichment custom lawn care service program will help:
- Increase plant nutrient uptake
- Improve soil structure
- Reduce soil compaction
- Improve root penetration in compacted soils
- Improve water retention in the soil and lower watering requirements
- Reduce root-damaging soil salts
- Reduce the accumulation of thatch due to increased microbial activity
Grubs and other sub-surface feeding insects can be an extremely destructive force to your lawn. It begins with beetles laying hundreds of eggs in your lawn. The eggs hatch into white grubworms which live in your soil and feast on the roots of your grass plants. Once grubs have destroyed part or even all of your lawn, sodding or complete reseeding will be necessary. Once you see evidence of grubs, the damage has been done.
Fortunately, Lawn Doctor is ready to protect your lawn with our Grub Damage Prevention Program that attacks the grubs before they attack your lawn.
Our control products:
- Provide long residual protection against sub-surface insects
- May be applied whenever the threat of grub damage is present
- Has no discernible odor
Fleas and ticks are leach-like parasitic pests that can cause illness and even death in pets and humans. Adult ticks, which can lay up to 6,000 eggs each year, actively seek warm-blooded hosts. Fleas are able to live for months without food, continuing their life cycle as new hosts become available.
Lawn Doctor can reduce the flea and tick population in your yard with our Custom Care lawn service program, treating the area around your home. However, our flea and tick applications will be more effective if you work with Lawn Doctor to minimize the number of pests that you come in contact with by following these guidelines:
- Vacuum carpeting and furniture to remove flea and tick eggs that could have been brought in from outside. You may want to treat your home with a chemical fogging, do-it-yourself product to help reduce the number of fleas and ticks.
- Attempt to control fleas and ticks on carriers that enter your home, such as your pets. Your veterinarian or local pet store can recommend effective shampoos, collars and/or sprays to help control fleas and ticks.
Fire ants are destructive insects that can infest lawns, ornamental beds and homes. These insects build large, highly visible mounds that can ruin the appearance and value of your landscape. Fire ants also cause damage to your lawn and landscape as they create underground tunnels, feeding on seeds and young plants.
Fire ants are also known for inflicting painful and sometimes dangerous stings on humans and pets. The threat of being stung by a fire ant may limit your outdoor activities, reducing your quality of life and valuable time spent with family and friends.
With just one custom lawn care treatment, Lawn Doctor can eliminate the infestation of fire ants for up to one full year.
Moles are animals that spend 99 percent of their time below the ground. As they push the ground hunting for food, they create unsightly tunnels, pushing up mounds of earth around your yard. These tunnels can also create weak spots in the soil, creating a danger for people or pets who might break through the thin ground.
Lawn Doctor custom lawn care services will eliminate moles from your yard and prevent new moles from moving in with our mole control program.
The Lawn Doctor Guarantee
If any one of our Lawn Care Applications does not achieve satisfactory results, simply tell us. As your locally operated Lawn Doctor franchise, we'll either return and reapply that application at no additional charge or refund the full cost of your last application.
Other Custom Lawn Care Services
*Available at select locations.
**Each Lawn Doctor franchise business is independently operated.
***All Lawn Doctor advertised offers are only valid at participating franchise locations and apply to first time customers only. Offers are valid with purchase of an annual lawn maintainer care program. Offers can not be combined with any other discounts, coupons, promotions or prior purchases. Offers are based on the state where the franchise is located. Some locations may have alternate offers.