The Branching Out Difference
- We only use premium commercial grade Lesco granular fertilizer to promote a deep root system that ensures the healthiest of yards due to a slow release that feeds your lawn steadily over several weeks. Sure we could use cheaper fertilizer, but why risk having happy customers?
- Granular fertilizer gives us the flexibility to give your lawn the precise treatment it needs for green healthy growth. It allows us to feed your yard what it needs, not a “one fertilizer for every yard” approach. It stays put and doesn’t wash away.
- Our Turf Manager, Dave Goodin, has over 30 years of experience and has seen it all. Crabgrass, fungicides, grubs, moles, super weeds, nut grass, soil ph, mold, etc. Dave has a magic potion to fix it.
- Our premium lawn program consists of 5 steps: 1. Early Spring: crabgrass pre-emergent with fertilizer. 2. Late Spring: broadleaf control with fertilizer 3. Summer: grub control with fertilizer 4. Fall: broadleaf control with fertilizer 5. Winter: fertilizer to promote early spring growth. We customize each program based on your yard’s needs.
- We also offer tree & shrub care to include: emerald ash bore treatments, bag worms, Japanese beetles, fungicide treatments, and whatever new pest pops up this year.
The Advantages of Granular Fertilizer
- Granular fertilizer breaks down slowly over time, giving your lawn a longer, controlled feeding for several weeks. This means initial green-up takes a little longer, but the results last much longer.
- Granular products come in a huge assortment of blends, so instead of a one size fits all approach; products can be customized to fit your lawn’s precise needs.
- You’ll need fewer applications. A properly selected granular fertilizer can accomplish in 3-4 applications what would take 5-6 applications for a liquid fertilizer to accomplish.
- Fertilizer and pesticides are not mixed together in one tank, so the pesticide goes where needed.
- Because the granules are released slowly over time, there’s no runoff.
The Disadvantages of Granular Fertilizer
- You’ll have to wait a bit longer to see your lawn green up, but it is worth it.
- A lawn care service may be at your home longer if you get both fertilizer and pesticide because they’ll need to make two sweeps over your lawn.
- Granular has to be watered in within 14 days of application, either by rainfall or irrigation.
The Advantages of Liquid Fertilizer
- The nutrients are right there in the solution, immediately available to your grass. That means you’ll see a quick green-up — within days of application — and a quick spurt of growth.
- Cheaper to buy and there’s no cleanup of loose granules. Spray and go.
The Disadvantages of Liquid Fertilizer
- The nutrients soak into your lawn fast, but that also means they don’t last as long. Those quick results you see will soon fade. That’s why you’ll notice that lawn care companies who use liquid fertilizer will recommend more frequent applications to keep those green results going.
- Pesticides may be mixed in with your liquid fertilizer for one-step ease of application. That means they’ll be applied over your entire lawn, even on areas that may not need it.
- Some of the fertilizer may run off and not make it into your soil.
- Liquid fertilizer is applied with a hose. If it’s windy the liquid can spray off missing your lawn.