Fertilization & Weed Control

The Benefits Of A Lawn Fertilization Program

Lawn fertilization treatments offer several benefits in Middle Tennessee, including promoting healthy and lush growth of grass, improving the overall appearance of the lawn, enhancing the lawn’s ability to resist disease and pests, and strengthening the roots of the grass to better withstand environmental stressors such as drought or extreme temperatures. Additionally, fertilization can help to reduce soil erosion and promote a healthier ecosystem by supporting beneficial microorganisms in the soil. Overall, regular fertilization treatments can help homeowners achieve a beautiful and healthy lawn that they can enjoy all year round.

Got Weeds? SecureLawn Can Help!

Say farewell to unsightly broadleaf weeds and hello to a dense, vibrant green lawn!
We understand the aggravation that accompanies a weed-plagued yard. We provide seasonal services tailored to the needs of your lawn in middle Tennessee including our local climate and grass variety, complete with perfectly timed applications every four to seven weeks to treat those pesky weeds. Get ready for stunningly beautiful results!

Broadleaf Weed Control 101

Broadleaf weed control refers to the management and elimination of broadleaf plants that are considered weeds in a specific environment. These types of weeds can have a significant impact on the growth and health of desirable turfgrass, so it is important to have an understanding of the most common broadleaf weeds and the methods for controlling them.

Common broadleaf weeds include dandelions, clover, henbit, plantain, chickweed, lespedeza and spurge. These weeds often grow quickly and spread easily, which can lead to them taking over an area and competing with turfgrass for nutrients and water.

Post-emergent herbicides are the most common method for controlling broadleaf weeds. These herbicides work by controlling the weeds after they have emerged from their seeds. Any herbicide can’t kill a weed seed because the seeds are enclosed. You have to wait for the seed to emerge first so that the herbicide product can make contact with the foliage tissue of the weed itself.

That’s why it’s called a POST-emergent herbicide after it emerges.


fertilization and weed control with SecureLawn

You will also find that weed seeds typically need seasonal temperature ranges and moisture levels for them to germinate. That is why you’ll notice dandelions germinating the most during the months of March, April, and into early May each spring. That period to know to us in the Green Industry as “Dandelion Season.”

In addition to herbicides, there are other cultural practices that can be used to control broadleaf weeds, such as maintaining a thick, healthy lawn by core aerating and seeding your fescue lawn each fall. A thick, dense lawn is always the best defense against any weed intrusion.

When seeding, always select a high-quality turf type tall fescue blend of seed. They legally will have a tag on the bag indicating weed content, If it’s under 0.09% or lower, you selected a winner. Also, mow your fescue at 3 ½ to 4” inches high. This is a healthy height for your fescue and will shade off lower summer weeds too.

In conclusion, controlling broadleaf weeds in your lawn is important to maintain a healthy and attractive landscape. Understanding and identifying the common broadleaf weeds, and the most effective post-emergent broadleaf herbicides to use is what SecureLawn practices daily.

When mowing, have you ever cut your grass in a weed-free lawn?
It just sounds different in a very good way!


We start by creating a detailed custom lawn development gameplan by evaluating your lawn, including the size, topography, soil profile, grass type, turf density, weed populations, shade conditions, water drainage, and pet or foot traffic considerations.

Each customer is assigned a professionally trained and State Certified lawn care specialist/technician who has the flexibility to customize our program to meet the needs of your individual lawn.

SecureLawn only uses “top quality” products and never sacrifices safety standards. Our kid and pet-friendly products are non-staining, providing peace of mind for the whole family.


(Click on each tab to read more about each series)

January – March
  • Pre-emergent Weed Control (1 of 2) – helps prevent crabgrass and other weeds from emerging.
  • Fertilizer – Extended-release fertilizer which provides optimal food storage during the late winter/early spring months and prepares Fescue lawns for a nice spring green-up.
  • Treatment can be applied either using a liquid spray or granular application depending on weather and type of turf.
March – Mid-April
  • Pre-emergent Weed Control (2 of 2) – due to the diverse weather climates during this time of year, we apply a second round of pre-emergent for additional protection against crabgrass and other weeds.
  • Post-emergent Weed Control – attacks unwanted annual and seasonal broadleaf weeds. Common types include dandelions, clover, henbit, and many others.
  • Fertilizer – we introduce a high nitrogen-based fertilizer to your turf that will increase the overall density and color of your lawn.
  • Liquid Application
April – May
  • Post-emergent Weed Control – controls late spring season broadleaf weeds.
  • Fertilizer – we continue with a high nitrogen fertilizer that is optimal for this time of year to continue improving the overall density and color of your lawn
  • Liquid Application
June – July
  • Post-emergent Weed Control – cleans up any additional spring weeds and address summer annual broadleaf weeds.
  • Extended slow release fertilizer – controlled slow release stabilizer to properly feed your turf through the extreme summer conditions (Fescue Lawns).
  • Liquid Fertilizer – Higher nitrogen-based fertilizer for warm season grasses (Bermuda/Zoysia).
  • Summer safe, balanced nutrition with micro-nutrients to prepare your turf for the stress of the summer heat.
  • Specialty Weed Control (optional/additional charge). Fights hard to control weeds (i.e. nutsedge, Johnson grass, and spurge).
  • Liquid Application
July – August
  • Post-emergent Weed Control – broadleaf weed control and spot treatment for select summer weeds.
  • Liquid Fertilizer – balanced nutrition and micro-nutrients to start the heat recovery process and prep your soil for fall over-seeding.
  • Liquid Application
September – November
  • Lime/Sol-u-Cal – Soil in Middle Tennessee consists of clay and rock. This specialized soil treatment allows the grass to use more of the available nutrients in the soil. It will also increase the microorganism activity in the soil benefiting your lawn. Typically, the application rates of using a traditional lime are excessive driving the cost to be 3-5 times a normal application price. Using this product as part of an annual treatment affords us to promote this series at the cost of your normal treatment.
  • Granular Application
November – December
  • Post-emergent Weed Control – focuses on preventing the early germination of cool season annual broadleaf weeds.
  • Fertilizer – Winterizer that protects and feeds your turf through the long, cold winter months. This treatment is extremely important for those clients that have over-seeded Fescue or Rye in the early fall to help the development of the roots and new grass structure.
  • Liquid Application

Home Curb Appeal

Transforming the look of a home’s exterior can begin with a healthy, well-manicured lawn which provides an ideal foundation for imaginative and impressive landscaping. A lush and vibrant lawn not only contributes to creating a welcoming environment for the entire family but also helps unify all other landscaping elements to create a cohesive visual presentation. Since a home’s lawn is typically the first thing visitors notice upon arrival, it plays a crucial role in establishing a positive and hospitable first impression that exudes warmth and outdoor appeal.

Benefits Of Healthy Grass In Your Lawn

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