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Fertilization & Weed Control

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Northwest Indiana
Fertilization Services

At Blade Cutters, we listen to our customers.

So when you told us you wanted a high-quality, comprehensive lawn treatment program, we responded and developed the Total Turf Management (TTM) division of our company.

TTM offers the finest, most complete lawn care program available anywhere. Using time-tested techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, our specialists apply high-end, golf course-grade lawn fertilizers, weed controls, and other products to produce the lawn you’ve always wanted! From lawn spraying to tree and shrub care, TTM is the service you’ve been waiting for.

The Total Turf Management program consists of six specially developed and seasonally scheduled service visits. Your applications will include a well-balanced mixture of fertilizer, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides (think grub control!).

Our program is based on research, training, and recommendations from the Purdue University Horticulture Program and is specifically customized for our region. Please view our six-step program and then give us a call to get started! We also have modified three, four, and five-step programs available for our budget-conscious consumers.

Starting in the 2023 season, we will be transitioning to an organic fertilization program. This is something we have been researching and have wanted to do for a while. We have always been dedicated to using the best products and the education needed to apply them correctly and in the safest manner for our customers and the environment. Unfortunately, that still involved the use of chemicals. There has been a rise in alternative products that are directed at creating a beautiful lawn without the need to put chemicals into the soil. After researching, we feel that there are finally the products and ability for us to head in that direction.

There are many benefits to using organic fertilizer. The product we will be using is a dual carbon bio soil amendment that improves soil quality (turf, garden, flower beds, food plots). It is filler-free. It uses Black Gypsum (10% humic acid) instead of the limestone fillers found in most synthetic fertilizers, which can be hard to break down. It disperses evenly and provides immediate and readily available nutrients to the plant to promote energy production and root growth. Using a natural nitrogen source provides consistent greening and growth. It helps neutralize pet urine spots. It is waterway-safe and contains no human or poultry waste. Most importantly, it is safe for family and pets!

The Organic program consists of six specially developed and seasonally scheduled service visits. Your applications will include a well–balanced mixture of organic fertilizer, natural weed killers, and organic grub control (optional service).

We all have heard how bad Glyphosate (Round Up) is. Using it is something we have wanted to get away from. We will now be using a natural alternative spray that is vinegar-based as a “kill all” instead.

Step Application Date 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step
1 Early Spring
Natural gypsum supplies calcium but does not change soil pH and adds sulfur where needed. Gypsum acts as a soil conditioner to loosen hard-packed soils, while humic acid enhances the flushing of excess sodium and harmful salts.

March – April

x x x
2 Late Spring
Humic Acid Precursor (bio-organic based carbon) is converted into humic and fulvic acids, which help drive nutrients into the soil and increase soil carbon.
Optional Services Include: Core Aeration and Tree and Bush Fertilization

April – May

x x x
3 Early Summer
Calcium is essential for strong cell walls, roots, and leaves. Improves lawn tolerance to heat stress, drought, and disease. Controls the plant’s uptake and utilization of water and nitrogen and improves soil texture.
Optional Services Include: Grub Control

May – June

x x
4 Late Summer
Carbon: Is critical to microbial health, which affects soil structure, protects lawns from stress, and breaks down nutrients of the soil and releases them to the root zone of the lawn.
Optional Services Include: Mosquito Control

July – August

x
5 Early Fall
Proper sulfur levels help maintain protein that promotes growth and helps resist disease
Optional Services Include: Tree and Bush Fertilization and Mosquito Control

August – Sept

x x x
6 Late Fall
These micronutrients enhance the utilization and efficiency of applied and existing nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus
Optional Services Include: Core Aeration

Sept – November

x x x

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What types of landscaping services does Blade Cutters Landscaping offer?

Blade Cutters Landscaping offers various services to beautify and maintain your outdoor spaces. Our offerings include:

  • Commercial and new home lawn maintenance and care, such as mowing, edging, fertilizing, and weed control.
  • Landscape design and installation, including softscaping (plants, trees, shrubs) and hardscaping (patios, walkways, retaining walls, lighting).
  • Irrigation system design and installation to keep your lawn healthy and green all year round.
  • Seasonal services, such as holiday decorating.
  • Snow removal services for residential and commercial properties.
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