Fertilization and Weed Control

We take pride in our work that we back it with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We want you to be so happy you will refer us to your friends and family.  Our fertilizer and weed control program ensures your property looks good all year round. We use traditional products because they have been tried and true for safety and performance. Our programs include 3 fertilizers, 3 pre-emergent applications to control weeds before they become an issue in dormant grass, as well as a lime application. We also treat any existing weeds to ensure your yard continues to look good every season.

Our price is just that! The price to control all weeds, not just some. This includes the more difficult ones like crabgrass, nutsedge, and poa annua. We do not tack on extra fees for difficult to control weeds, we take care of your yard and rid them where they stand. Depending on your grass, and your lawn’s needs will determine the exact products we use and at what time. Our technicians are certified by the SC department of pesticide, and we continually educate and train them on the latest techniques and issues facing our industry.  Our billing is easy and painless. If we currently are mowing your lawn weekly, it’s already included in your monthly billing. If you're not a current lawn mowing client, what are you waiting for? Come see what our clients have been experiencing for years!

 

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What people are saying...

I have used quite a few lawn care companies over the years. None compare to Solomon's. They care. They provide very competitive pricing and do more than the other guys. Bottomline, they take pride in their work and want their customers and customers' neighbors to see the difference. Amy CarrickAmy Carrick
Mr. Solomon is very consciencious and does a thorough job. He is dependable and very responsive to our requests, Its a pleasure having him maintain our yard. Gwen NadeauGwen Nadeau
We have been using Solomon's Landscape and Design at Eastside Chiropractic for over a year now and the service has always been professional and excellent. The staff is friendly, they are always courteous and punctual, and our yard looks great. Thanks guys!!! Colin HambrookColin Hambrook

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fertilizer Basics

A fertilizer is any product that contains at least one of the nutrients needed for plant growth. The most common of these for lawns are nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and iron. Your turfgrass gets most of these naturally from either the soil, air or water supply, but sometimes one or more of these nutrients are in low supply. On every package of fertilizer there is an N-P-K rating, or the three numbers representing the amount of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Fast-release fertilizers give a quick response in greening up your lawn, but they are also more prone to burning your lawn and you need more applications throughout the season. Natural fertilizers don't typically burn, but they are bulky and have lower amounts of nutrients. Slow-release formulas are often the best when it comes to long-term results because they allow the nutrients to be released over time.

Determining the Need For Fertilizer

In many cases a thorough look at your lawn can help you decide if you need to apply fertilizer. Lawns suffering from nitrogen deficiencies will have a yellow-green to yellow color, stunted growth and weeds -- particularly clovers. You'll probably also notice a great reduction in grass clippings when you mow your lawn. Iron deficiencies also leave your lawn a yellowish color, but there is no obvious stunting. Phosphorous deficiencies leave your turf a bluish-green color, with some blades turning purple or reddish. The second option for determining deficiencies is to have your soil tested by a lab. You can order these tests online, through some nurseries or you can contact your local university extension office for more information.

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Applying Fertilizer

In general, applying lawn fertilizer is best done near the beginning of the growing season, or mid-spring. May and June are good months for this first application. You should also apply in early fall, in September or October. When applying fertilizers, your lawn should be clear of any heat or cold stresses such as heavy frosts or the hot afternoon sun of midsummer. Of course there are exceptions to this general rule. Different areas and grass species require different applications.

Weed Killers

Like fertilizers, not all weed killers are created equal. Pre-emergent herbicides kill the weeds before they emerge from the ground and as such should be applied early in the season before these weeds take over. Post-emergent herbicides kill the weeds once they have come up and should be applied when you see the weeds.

Considerations

A healthy lawn is less likely to be invaded by pests -- both weeds and insects. Getting on the right fertilizing schedule can help keep the weeds out of your yard while keeping your turf lush and green. At the same time, over-fertilizing your lawn can cause severe problems to your grass and the environment.

Edward Solomon at Solomon's Landscaping

About the Founder and CEO

Edward Solomon has been in the landscape industry for a decade and loves every minute of it! Originally from Canada, he graduated from Spartanburg Methodist College with a golf scholarship, and went on to USC – Upstate. There he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After trying traditional jobs he thought that landscaping might afford him the enjoyment he was looking for.

Several years later he went to school at Spartanburg Community College for horticulture. Now a decade in “It still doesn’t feel like work.”