Optional Services

Grubs are white, C-shaped insects that feed on grass roots in August through October. They are difficult to identify until damage is done. In addition, grubs are food for animals such as skunks, raccoons and crows, and their damage from digging for grubs can occur overnight. The only way to protect your lawn is with a guaranteed grub control application. The application provides season long control. If this application is not purchased and curative grub treatments are necessary there will be an additional charge. SeaScape is not responsible for grub damage without this application. This application can be included in one of our seasonal programs or purchased as an optional service.

Core Aeration is the removal of thousands of “plugs” in a lawn, creating channels for the movement of air, water and nutrients into the root zone. It reduces soil compaction; encourages the natural decomposition of thatch; and enhances root growth. Aeration is generally done in the late summer or fall during a period of rapid root growth.

Over seeding is the introduction of new grass to thicken and fill in thin/bare areas, and to introduce improved grasses that are resistant to insects and disease. Seeding is done in conjunction with multiple core aerations in the fall. A starter fertilizer is applied to encourage germination. This is not a total lawn renovation, but is a low cost option to improve the lawn over 2–3 years. It’s effective when grass is thin due to shade, insect or disease damage, or years of neglect.

Experts and university researchers agree that fall is a perfect time of year for turf growth. The climate is getting cooler yet soil temperatures remain warm, providing excellent growing conditions. There are numerous benefits to Winterizing Fertilizer: drought recovery; thickening of thin areas; extended fall color and earlier spring greening; improved lawn thickness; fewer weeds and crabgrass next season.