Lawn Care & Fertilization in Bergen County

Keeping your lawn lush and green year-round requires proper care and maintenance. Making sure your lawn gets the right nutrients is essential for healthy grass growth, strong root systems and weed control. At Borst Landscape & Design, we provide two types of important fertilization programs for Northern NJ homeowners.

The Basic Turf Program

Our Basic Turf Program provides the minimal amount of fertilizers needed to create a green, healthy lawn year-round. It includes lawn fertilization five times a year to keep your lawn looking its best. The basic turf fertilization schedule includes applications in mid spring, late spring, summer, early fall and late fall.

The Basic Turf Program also includes important weed and insect control that’s essential for a healthy lawn. Even with a beautiful, well-maintained lawn, weeds and insects can quickly destroy your grass and turn your lawn into a neighborhood eyesore.

Weed Control

There are many types of weeds, but crabgrass and varieties of broadleaf and creeping weeds are abundant in Bergen County, NJ landscapes. The Basic Turf Program provides weed and insect control for all of these lawn problems.

  • Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Control: Applied in early or mid spring, it prevents the spread of crabgrass, a stubborn weed that spreads rapidly across the lawn during the summer. Although it usually dies back in the fall, a single weed can distribute thousands of seeds ready to germinate the following spring.
  • Broadleaf and Creeping Weed Control: Applied as needed in spring and fall, it will protect your lawn against aggressive broadleaf weeds like dandelions, chickweed and plantain, and creeping weeds like creeping charlie and dollarweed, perennial creepers that rob your grass and soil of moisture.

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Pest Control

The Basic Turf Program protects your lawn from common insects that feed on healthy grass, quickly robbing your lawn of essential nutrients, healthy soil and water.

  • Chinch Bug Control: Applied once in late spring/early summer it will get rid of chinch bugs that feed all grasses. Chinch bugs inject a chemical into grass blades causing them to turn brown and die, and heavy infestations can quickly kill a complete lawn in several days.
  • Grub Control: Applied once in both summer and early fall, it will control grubs, the larvae of various beetles that love to feast on the roots of grass and plants. They’re often hard to spot unless you peel back a small piece of turf or scrape back the top layer of soil.

The Optimum Organic Program

Our Optimum Organic Program provides Bergen County residents a balanced diet of NPk + 9 nutrients that promote strong, healthy root growth and improve the overall condition of your soil. The Optimum Organic Program includes the Basic Turf Program plus the following:

  • Natural Aeration: Done twice each season, it helps to allow nutrients and oxygen into the root zone.
  • Root Stimulants and Developers: Applied periodically during season, they promote strong, deep roots for protection from drought, insects and disease.
  • Natural Thatch Control: It provides 100% natural thatch digestion to stop new growth, but will not eliminate any existing thatch layer in your yard.
  • Secondary Micronutrients: Applied three times during season, these essential nutrients are necessary to maintain a healthy lawn.
  • Soil Test: A soil test is performed once every three years. By having your soil tested, we can determine which nutrients are present and which ones need to be added. We can also determine the Ph level in the soil and add lime if needed.

Consecutive winner of the NJLCA Residential and Commercial Landscape Maintenance Award, Borst Landscape & Design is an award-winning professional landscape company that’s been serving Bergen County and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

We’ve transformed landscapes all across Bergen County.