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STEP
LAWN
PROGRAM

MARCH-APRIL

Early Spring

A granular fertilizer application to promote a spring green-up and recovery from winter damage. A fertilizer with a pre-emergent herbicide is recommended to prevent summer annual weeds like Crabgrass.

APRIL-MAY

Late Spring / Early Summer

A granular fertilizer application containing time-released nitrogen improves the lawn’s color and density. A blanket application of a liquid or granular herbicide is also recommended in helping control broadleaf weeds such as dandelions.

JUNE-JULY

Summer

OPTION 1 - A slow-release granular fertilizer is recommended. This is important during the heat and stress of the summer to help maintain the lawns color and vigor. Also, a spot treatment of any broadleaf weeds.

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OPTION 2 - A slow-release granular fertilizer containing a preventative systemic insecticide. Timing of this application is essential. Apply between June 15th through August 1st to achieve the best results.

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

Late Summer / Early Fall

A granular fertilizer application containing time-released nitrogen to promote root growth and repair summer stress. A second blanket application of a liquid or granular herbicide is recommended to control broadleaf weeds such as dandelions.

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER

Late Fall

The last and most important application. A granular fertilizer application of a high nitrogen content with a low slow release content. This application will provide winter hardiness, & durability important to winter survival and an early spring green-up.

Russo Specialists are here to help!

Contact your local Russo Plant Health Care Specialist today to start your lawn on the Russo 5 Step Lawn Program for a greener and healthier lawn.

Ron NAPERVILLE

With more than 30 years of experience, Ron is the Russo expert for all things lawn care.

Fun Fact:
Fescue grass stays green without fertilizer.

Best Advice:
Anything that stays green in heavy shade should be allowed to stay there, even moss.


Matt NAPERVILLE

Matt likes long walks on the beach and Escalade 2 for keeping weeds under control.

Best Advice:
The best natural weed control product is a healthy, thick, and tall lawn.


Jesus FRANKFORT

For nearly a decade, Jesus has relied on the Toro Spraymaster to help customers evenly and efficiently apply various lawn care products.

Best Advice:
If you want your grass to look like a golf course, water it often.


Michael HAINESVILLE

He's one of our greenest specialists, but Micahel has an appreciation for T-Zone Herbicide and Z-Sprayers.

Best Advice:
ALWAYS try to get the pre-emergent fertilizer down in the spring!


Fernando ELGIN

Fernando is a true outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, which means he knows the importance of a well-maintained green space.

Best Advice:
Use the best products! My favorites are RoundUp, Stihl, and Toro Dingo.


Edward SCHILLER PARK

For more than 15 years, Edward has been spreading knowledge about the benefits of different fertilizer products season after season.

Best Advice:
Make sure you're adjusting your spreader properly to fit the fertilizer product you're spreading.

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