Saturday, February 15, 2020

Sifi Treatment Update



We can now TEXT E-Doorhangers!



So now you know what we applied and what your next step instructions are, more direct and convenient than before.

Just send a request to us at:
mail@greenmasterstillwater.com
(405)707-0151

Monday, October 7, 2019

Sifi Treatment Update


We Are Appling Our Fall Lawn Treatment Of The Sifi Program (Liquid & Dry)

Warm Season Grass (Bermuda/Zoysia):
- This treatment contains pre-emergent & weed killer to control winter & early spring weeds.
- When activated correctly, this treatment will provide weed control for 6 months. To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine the effectiveness of the weed control provided.

Cool Season Grass (Fescue):
- Received our signature slow release fertilizer with weed control.
- Any areas (that we were made aware of) that have been recently seeded already before this point, have not been treated in such a way as to prevent germination.
- It may not be possible to over-seed Fescue beyond this point until this time next year.  Please communicate with us (before Sept.) if you plan to over-seed your Fescue so we can postpone future pre-emergent applications to allow for Fescue seed germination.
- Your next treatment will be next spring approx. February.

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotor-Type” sprinklers 20 min = approx. ~ ¼” of water. Reduce to half that for “Spray-Heads” or “mister-type” sprinklers)
- WAIT ~24 hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds (2hr rain fast warranty).
- THEN, water lawn to activate the pre-emergent. (wait no longer than 10 days, the sooner the better).
- Gentle irrigation is highly recommended to unpredictable rainfall for the best possible results.
- Water .50” (~40 minutes) per area with “Rotating” sprinklers (half that “20min” for stationary sprinklers).         
- Regular watering thereafter. CLICK HERE to see our complete seasonal watering guide to help you water correctly throughout the year.

Mowing: Avoid mowing until after watering in this treatment. Always use a sharp blade. Avoid excessive clippings. Do not reduce cut height of Bermuda grass, but rather allow a dense turf canopy to protect the grass roots during winter.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Sifi Treatment Update

We Are Applying Our Sifi Round #4 Treatment (Dry)

Warm Season Grass (Bermuda/Zoysia) & Cool Season Grass (Fescue):
- This treatment contains a dry fertilizer with key nutrients like Potassium & Phosphorus and is safe for Bermuda, Zoysia & Fescue grasses.  
- We also spot sprayed any lingering weeds you may have, but we can only spray what we can see. If your lawn was freshly mowed, some weeds may not have been seen/sprayed.  Some temporary turf discoloration may occur – this is normal and to be expected.  
- Your next treatment will be approx. Sept. If Fescue seeding is to be done at all this Fall (Sept.) we need to know by the end of August so we can avoid spraying pre-emergent in those areas prior to seeding.

Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “mister-type” sprinklers)
- WAIT ~24 hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds (2hr rain fast warranty).
- THEN, water in to activate the fertilizer (wait no longer than 48 hrs). Gentle irrigation is highly recommended to unpredictable rainfall for the best possible results.
- Water .50” (~40 minutes) per area with “Rotating” sprinklers (half that “20min” for stationary sprinklers).
- Regular watering thereafter.
CLICK HERE to see our watering guide. It will help coach you on how to water throughout the year.

MOWING: 
Do not mow until this treatment has been thoroughly watered in and dried.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Sifi Treatment Update

We Are Applying Our Sifi Round #3 Treatment (Liquid& Dry)

Warm Season Grass (Bermuda/Zoysia) & Cool Season Grass (Fescue):
- This treatment is safe for Bermuda, Zoysia & Fescue grasses.
- This treatment contains weed control and fertilizer.
- No Fertilizer was applied to any Fescue grass, because Fescue is fertilized at a different time, in the fall.
- Weed killer results “might” be slower (up to 1 month) in cooler temperatures below 65°
- Minor discoloration may occur but will be removed with mowing of new growth.
- You have weed insurance, so call our WEED HOTLINE (405) 707-3054 anytime to report weeds or lawn problems throughout the year (no charge).  This helps us stay informed about your lawn.
- You get 1 free Q/A site visit consultation each year, so use it. Call John (owner) to look over your awn if you have questions or issues and let’s fix it.
- Your next treatment will be approx. July/Aug. If Fescue seeding is to be done at all this Fall (Sept.) we need to know by July 4th so we can avoid spraying pre-emergent in those areas prior to seeding.

Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “mister-type” sprinklers)
- WAIT ~48 hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds.
- THEN, water in to activate the fertilizer (wait no longer than 48 hrs). Gentle irrigation is highly recommended to unpredictable rainfall for the best possible results.
- Water .50” (~40 minutes) per area with “Rotating” sprinklers (half that “20min” for stationary sprinklers).         
- Minimal to no watering thereafter depending on weather, wind & rainfall. Once the treatment is activated avoid any soil disruption.

- CLICK HERE to see our watering guide. It will help coach you on how to water throughout the year.

MOWING: 
Do not scalp/bag Bermuda/Zoysia grass beyond this point as it may compromise the fertilizer longevity.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sifi Treatment Update

We Are Applying Our Sifi Spring Lawn Treatment (Liquid)

Warm Season Grass (Bermuda/Zoysia) & Cool Season Grass (Fescue):
- This treatment contains pre-emergent weed control that is safe for Bermuda, Zoysia & Fescue grasses.
- Weed killer results may be slower (up to 1 month) in cooler temperatures below 65°
- This spray dries to the touch in ~2hrs and is ok for limited foot traffic thereafter, but avoid tracking chemicals into the house. Limit your exposure until it has been watered-in and dried. Once its watered-in & dried, all normal outdoor activities can resume.  
- You have weed insurance, so call our WEED HOTLINE (405) 707-3054 anytime to report any weeds or lawn problems. This bypasses the office and goes straight to the spray crew for a faster response.
- Your next treatment will be approx. May 1st “Fertilizer” 

Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “mister-type” sprinklers)
- WAIT ~24 hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds (2hr rain fast warranty).
- THEN, if no Rain, water in to activate the pre-emergent (wait no longer than 10 days, the sooner the better). For the best possible results, gentile irrigation is highly preferred over unpredictable rainfall.
- Water ½” (~40 minutes) per area with “Rotating” sprinklers (half that for stationary sprinklers).
- No watering needed thereafter. Once the treatment is activated avoid any soil disruption.
- We do not recommend, although it may be possible, to use sprinkler systems that have been drained  for the winter - as freeze damage may still occur. Manual watering is recommended.
- CLICK HERE to see our watering guide for how to water differently throughout the year.

MOWING: 
-Do not scalp your lawn too soon this spring. Recommended scalping timing is approx. 2nd week of April.  

Monday, May 7, 2018

Sifi G Treatment Update


Today We Applied “Sifi-G” Our Season-Long Grub & Insect Control Program
(All-In-One Treatment)
Egg Hatching Cycle
Controls grubs as they emerge out into June bugs in the Spring
Egg Laying Cycle
Controls adult June bugs as they return to lay eggs again in late Summer & Fall

- In the past, we used to apply (2) dry granular treatment to achieve our desired results.  We now have available a new and safer chemical “Acelepryn”, a wet spray which lasts longer and controls more insects. This new all-in-one treatment combines our old (2) treatment system together for even better results. There is no price increase for this change, however, it’s billed as one treatment instead of two. If this is an issue, call our office and we can split your bill into two consecutive payment like before.
- Improper lawn maintenance (mowing/watering) could compromise the effectiveness of this treatment.
- Excessive rainfall or irrigation could shorten the longevity of this treatment.
- Moles: It should be known that Grub control does not also mean Mole control. However, the control of these insects should deter them (Moles, Armadillos) from digging up your lawn to feed on them. Although these treatments are effective at deterring Moles with prolonged use, in some cases, where Mole population is high, it may be necessary to target them directly with Mole Bait Treatments for more immediate control.

WATERING INSTRUCTIONS: (Based on “Rotor-Type” sprinklers 20 min = approx. ¼” of water
Reduce to half that for “Spray-Heads” or “mister-type” sprinklers)
- If no Rain, water ASAP anytime within 48hrs in to activate this treatment 
(there is no time limit before watering, the sooner the better).

- Water ¼”– ½” or (~30 to 45 minutes) per area with “Rotor-type” sprinklers 
(half that for spray or mister types).
- CLICK HERE to see our complete seasonal watering guide for your lawn.

MOWING: Avoid mowing until after watering in this treatment.

*Grub Treatments: We carefully time these treatments to control insects that are feeding on the roots of your grass which causes areas of your lawn to be weakened or die.

-While a few may not be a problem in a healthy lawn, you should always be on the lookout for their growing numbers in your lawn or neighboring lawns.

-The control of these insects should also deter animals (Moles, Armadillos) from digging up your lawn to feed on them.

-Treatment timing: only once per season (Late April to Early May)


Insects controlled by this treatment up to 6-months include:
Armyworms
Cutworms
Sod webworms
*White Grubs (10 species, including the May/June beetle)
European Crane Fly
Billbugs
Annual bluegrass weevil
Spittlebugs
Chinch bugs


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sifi Treatment Update

We Are Applying Our Sifi Fertilizer Treatment (Dry)

Warm Season Grass (Bermuda/Zoysia):
- This treatment contains our season-long custom fertilizer (20 weeks duration). Our fertilizer is custom made specially for us.  As our customer, you’re helping the environment by utilizing our Phosphorus free, safer fertilizer by practically eliminating nutrients leaching through the soil & run-off into lakes, ponds & sewer systems.
- Approx. 3 lbs of actual (N) Nitrogen/1000sqft. was applied.  Concreate areas have been blown off to prevent staining/chemical damage from ammoniacal residue.

WATERING INSTRUCTIONS: (Based on “Rotor-Type” sprinklers 20 min = approx. ¼” of water
Reduce to half that for “Spray-Heads” or “mister-type” sprinklers)
WAIT ~24 hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds 
(2hr rain fast warranty).
THEN, if no Rain, water in to activate the pre-emergent 
(wait no longer than 20 days, the sooner the better).
Water ¼”– ½” or (~30 to 45 minutes) per area with “Rotor-type” sprinklers 
(half that for spray or mister types).
Regular watering thereafter. 
CLICK HERE to see our complete seasonal watering guide to help you water throughout the year.

MOWING: 
- Do not mow until this treatment has been thoroughly watered in and dried.
Do not scalp your lawn beyond this point as it may compromise the fertilizer treatment & longevity. 
Always use a sharp blade. Avoid excessive clippings.