Fertilizer Programs

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Doctor Sprinkler 6-Step Premium Lawn Care

Program includes two (2) lawn edgings – one in the early spring before the first application is completed and a second edging mid-summer. This is done with a steel bladed edger for a crisp straight line. All sidewalks & Driveways. Does not include backyards.

March-April – Apply application of slow-release granular pre-emergent Dimension 4.0 with fertilizer for season long control to ensure a good barrier against crabgrass and foxtail. Dimension is the top rated pre-emergent on the market today. Broad leaf weed control as needed.

May-June -Apply application of slow-release granular fertilizer high in essential nutrients. This is a 12 week very slow-release fertilizer. Broad leaf weed control as needed.

June-July -Apply a top-quality insecticide, Merit 2.0, to help control white grubs and sod webworm. Merit is the top-rated insecticide on the market today. We also apply a 2nd application of pre-emergent to continue the season long control of broadleaf weeds. This application also includes a blanket spray for Broadleaf weed control.

July-August – Apply a very slow-release granular nutrient rich slow-release fertilizer with micro-nutrients. This is a 12 week very slow-release fertilizer. Apply broadleaf weed control as needed.

September – Slow release fertilizer application with micro-nutrients. Broadleaf weed control as needed.

October-November – Apply fall/winterizing fertilizer for strong root development food storage for winter and early spring green-up.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of Doctor Sprinkler 6-Step Fertilizer Program?

With over 50 years of combined experience, our program is the easiest way to help ensure your lawn is in great shape all year. Your time is valuable, and we take the guess work out of taking care of your lawn. Let us take care of your lawn and you can spend time doing the things you love to do.

How does the release of nitrogen help my lawn?

Benefits of Nitrogen
Nitrogen is the nutrient responsible for growth and coloring, which makes it vital for grass. In other plants, a large dose of nitrogen can cause rapid, leggy growth. Leaving grass clippings on the lawn recycles the nitrogen, but the process of absorption is too slow for clippings alone to meet all of a lawn’s nitrogen needs.

Nitrogen-Rich Mulches
Mulch can help your lawn retain moisture, regulate the soil’s temperature and prevent weeds from germinating. If you choose to mulch, a nitrogen-rich mulch has the added benefit of gradually releasing small amounts of nitrogen into the soil. Grass clippings and shredded leaves are the best sources of nitrogen to use as lawn mulch, and they’re easy to recycle from your own yard.

How does this fertilizer program work to control the weeds on my lawn?

If you have a large weed infestation in your yard, part of the fertilizer program includes treating your lawn with Q-4, a multiple purpose weed-killer. The right formulation uses multiple herbicides to control over 240 broadleaf weeds. It works quickly and effectively in a slower process to avoid burning the lawn like many other multi-purpose weed killers. Along with your starter fertilizer, it prevents a wide variety of weeds from taking over your lawn — weeds such as dandelion, bedstraw, hawkweed, thistle, spurge, and many more.

Why choose Doctor Sprinkler for fertilizer? How is this different from other fertilizer programs?

We only use the best products available in the market. We adapt our programs specifically to the mid-western climate. We take the additional time needed on your lawn to look for anything that looks like a problem of could become a problem. We use more expensive products to ensure your lawn is the best lawn on your block. We want you take as much pride in your lawn as we do.

Optional Services


Late August – Early September Aeration of lawn which pulls plugs from the lawn to help soil compaction and get air and nutrients to the roots. Includes one pass.

Late Aeration and overseeding: August – Early SeptemberAeration and overseeding – overseeding your lawn every two years is recommended to replace damaged and weak grass. Newer grass seed is more drought and fungus resistant. Includes two (2) passes (double aeration) and then we apply three (3) pounds per 1000 square feet of lawn for the overseeding. We use a blend of the best grass seed available.


Benefits of Aerating

  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
  • Enhanced soil water uptake.
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling.
  • Reduced soil compaction.    
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
  • Stronger turfgrass roots.
  • Improved resiliency and cushioning.

Benefits of Overseeding

  • Reduce Erosion: Grasses have compact, fibrous root systems that do an exceptional job of binding together. So, a densely planted, overseeded lawn ensures soil and water stay where you want them to, right at the root zone, reducing run-off and soil loss. This ultimately improves the overall health of your lawn because it can hold onto nutrients and moisture needed to thrive.
  • Improve Appearance: If you’re going to dedicate space and time to a lawn, make it luscious. Fill in brown, balding patches and areas damaged by pets and pests by planting a fresh batch of seeds. Simply rough up the spots that need attention with a rake, cast your seeds, and keep soils evenly moist until seeds germinate. Using a sprinkler that’s easy to move around allows you to target watering. A densely planted lawn, no matter the size, is immediately more inviting. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, it feels fabulous underfoot.
  • Reduce Risk of Pests & Disease: A healthy lawn is your best solution for preventing and combating pests and disease. An easy change to make when cultivating the healthiest lawn possible is to water less frequently and for longer periods of time to encourage a strong, well-developed root system. Another solution is overseeding. If your lawn has a long history with particular pests, you don’t need to apply chemicals, instead look for seed varieties that grow well in your climate. It’s best to choose seeds that require the least amount of water and are highly disease resistant. A mix of grass seeds with lawn daisies (Bellis perennis) is another wonderful solution. They attract and support pollinators and beneficial insects.
  • Increase Thickness: If a thick carpet of lawn is what you’re after, overseeding can do this too. A well-timed serving of seeds and the right amount of water will transform a thinning lawn into a plush stretch of green. The blades of grass can no longer be counted but instead flow together to form a verdant surface. It immediately becomes more durable, withstanding foot traffic and play, as well as holding up to natural weathering and environmental stress.


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