Lawn Care Services
Soil Testing and Analysis
Soil Testing and Analysis is an important tool for keeping a lawn healthy and vigorous. An annual soil test will indicate the need for liming and addition of other nutrients. A soil test shows the availability of plant nutrients in the soil so that Safe Lawns of Salem can make a fertilization recommendation based on how nutrient-rich or deficient your soil is. By having your soil tested annually, you can ensure that your soil stays healthy and so does your lawn and family.
100% Organic Lawn Care Program
The 100% Organic Lawn Care Program will help to improve soil structure and the health and vigor of the turf. The products used include corn gluten meal, fish emulsions, and our own private label compost tea and soy-based fertilizers.
Hybrid Lawn Care Program
The Hybrid Lawn Care Program uses a combination of organic fertilizers and traditional products to achieve a healthy lawn. Pre-emergent crabgrass control, and grub and surface insect control are an integral part of this program.
Traditional Lawn Care Program
The Traditional Lawn Care Program is composed of six applications. Fertilizer, pre-emergent crabgrass, weed, grub and surface insect controls are applied on a timely basis to achieve optimum results.
- Annual core aeration which helps to reduce soil compaction and thatch. Water and nutrients then become more available to the grass plants. There will be a noticeable improvement to the lawn color following this process.
- Overseeding with appropriate turf grass species helps to repair thin or dead areas in the lawn. Slit seeding machines are used to drill the seed into the soil layer.
- Topdressing with organic compost is most often done in conjunction with the above procedures. The compost increases the organic matter in the soil and provides nutrients and beneficial microbes. It also improves the soil structure, water infiltration, and uneven spots in the lawn.
- Lime application is indicated when soil pH is low. The majority of lawns in our area will benefit from an annual application of lime. Keeping the pH in the correct range will allow the soil to uptake maximum nutrients.