Turf Care, Fertilization & Weed Control
Turf fertilization provides essential nutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium) and micronutrients for plant growth and health. At Del Conte's, we only use organic materials for this purpose, using a slow release formula to help prevent leaching and run-off into the groundwater.
Turf fertilizers are usually applied in granular form with a broadcast spreader or drop spreader. The typical formulation is a 3:1:2 ratio of (N)itrogen to (P)hosphorous to (K)Potassium. This varies depending on the season and the crop (grasses, annuals, vegetables).
Pre-emergent weed control prevents the growth of weed seeds. They germinate, but their development is arrested by a chemical barrier on the soil surface. Post-emergent weed control kills established weed plants.