Oct 18, 2018 5:14 PM
This is my favorite time of year. The leaves trade their green coats for yellow, orange and red ones. This is also the most important time of year to fertilize your trees and shrubs and show them some extra love!
First let’s talk TIMING
Just like bears need extra food before hibernation, this is the best time of year to feed your trees and shrubs. From now until the first leaf and flower bloom next spring, your trees and shrubs will be absorbing every last bit of nutrients and phosphates that they can get a hold of. These nutrients are needed to produce the brightest colors, strongest branches, and strongest trunks possible. Without this supply of organic nutrients, your trees and shrubs will NOT give you their full potential, and they will be more susceptible to disease and insect infestation throughout the spring and summer months. Irish Green’s Organic Root and Soil Drench is exactly what your Trees and Shrubs need this time of year.
Specifically, what is in Irish Green’s Root and Soil Drench?
Our root and soil drench is a compost tea based product that contains many naturally occurring, LIVING microorganisms. In addition: Kelp, Yucca, Humic Fulvic and Amino Acids, and many more. FUN FACT: Because of all these living microorganisms and probiotics (think yogurt) in our product, we keep the organic base of our program in a giant refrigerator!
Why is Irish Green’s Tree & Shrub Root and Soil Drench (Fertilizer) the Best in the OKC metro?
Our Fall Root and Soil Drench is all organic. Our application is jam packed with live organics and probiotics that assist in keeping your soil balanced to provide:
- Better Uptake of Water and Nutrients
- Better Survival through Seasonal Conditions
- Bigger, Healthier Plants and Foliage Provide a Beautiful Landscape
To sum it up, Irish Green Lawn Care’s Root and Soil Drench is exactly what your trees and shrubs need and applied at the best time of year -- Fall! A little TLC in the fall = a beautiful landscape in the spring and summer.
If you love crape mytrles (as we do) and have any on your property, we HIGHLY recommend a Dormant Oil treatment for your crapemyrtles in approximately January. The dormant oil application is recommended to control crape myrtle bark scale, which is spreading through the OKC metro like wildfire. If you have any questions regarding Crape Myrtle Bark Scale or would like to get on the schedule for this treatment, please email Shar at firstname.lastname@example.org (Tale-tell signs of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale: black soot and small white felt-like spots)
On a Personal Note
When my husband (and business partner) first started using the Root and Soil Drench on our own trees and shrubs, we were really amazed with how much larger and greener everything was. (And are still amazed every Spring/Summer). It is like my landscape went up a level. My trees were noticeably a darker green. My flowering trees and bushes were noticeably more healthy and beautiful than they had ever been before. Hands down, this is our FAVORITE tree and shrub fertilizer. - Shar McLaughlin
For more information or to get on the SCHEDULE for Irish Green's Root and Soil Drench:
OFFICE@IRISHGREENLAWNCARE.COM 405-794-LAWN (5296)
Safer. Better. Greener.
Sep 5, 2018 2:43 PM
The most popular grass in Oklahoma for full sun areas of the lawn is Bermuda. But Bermuda will NOT grow or grows sparsely in shady areas (areas shaded by house or trees). Fescue grass is a great option for shady areas, but there are some big differences.
Fescue is a cool season grass and it grows in clumps. Fescue does NOT spread like Bermuda and if it dies it will not come back the next season like Bermuda. Some fescue will likely die each summer due to our intense Oklahoma heat, which is ”the why” we recommend a “touch-up” fall fescue overseeding each year.
Some of the things we LOVE about fescue: it will stay green all winter, but the grass will slow down its growth tremendously. Normally we don’t need to do much to the fescue in the winter, except we will water it occasionally if we get a few nice 50-60 degree days. At my own house, my fescue is my favorite areas in my lawn because it stays green all year long, the blades are very wide, grass makes for a great place to take pictures of dogs and grandbabies, and it is soft to walk on.
Recommendations: If you already have fescue, Irish Green recommends that you have a touch-up overseeding done every fall. Since fescue is a cool season grass and Oklahoma has really hot summers, fescue needs to be overseeded every fall to keep it lush, healthy, and less weeds.
Cost = $65 per 1,000 sq feet.
If you have mostly bald areas with no grass, the first time, we will aerate, overseed, and put down starter fertilizer/organics. Then the only trick is it cannot dry out. These areas will need to be watered 15 minutes in morning and evening for about 2-3 weeks (until fescue is a couple inches tall). Cost=$150 per 1,000 sq feet.
PS. The fescue seeds LOVE the organics we apply on top of it and encourages much faster sprouting than every before. We and our customers have been very happy with this combination of overseeding and applying fertilizer/organics on top!
As fescue is a cool season grass, we recommend overseedings to be done between Sept 15 – Oct 15th.
Safer. Better. Greener.