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Lawn Programs

Programs and Services

Turf Doctor evaluates each customer's needs individually to determine the proper course of treatment for your lawn and landscape. Our years of experience have led us to develop an array of annual services that not only serve to beautify lawns and correct problems, but also to prevent the development of future problems and provide ongoing satisfaction for our customers. Please read further for more information on our programs and services.

Warm Season Turf Annual Program

Our Warm Season Turf Annual Program treats Bermuda and Zoysia turf with our biological approach to promote and maintain the overall health, nutrition, and appearance of your lawn. This program has been specifically formulated to maximize the potential of your warm season turf while providing excellent biological benefits to the soil on which it is grown.

The Warm Season Turf Annual Program includes applications of biological fertilizer, liquid pre-emergent, and soil amendments at the proper time and interval. Broadleaf and grassy weed control is also included throughout the entire program.

Our program consists of 8 applications spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This program includes free service calls for any concerns and treatment of difficult weeds like Dallisgrass and Nutsedge at no additional charge.

Each lawn has its own specific needs, and no two lawns are identical. Turf Doctor partners with each customer to ensure that your lawn is reaching its full potential and that our program is achieving the results you desire.

Cool Season Turf Annual Program

Turf Doctor's Cool Season Turf Annual Program is founded on our biological philosophy of creating a hospitable soil environment in which turf will thrive.

Fescue turf presents a challenge due to the fact that it is a cool season grass that tends to suffer in the hot and dry summer season. Northern Alabama lies in the transition zone in which fescue turf normally looks and grows best from September through June.

We highly recommend aeration and overseeding of all fescue lawns each year to maintain the health and appearance of the lawn and help the turf rebound from the effects of summer heat and drought.

The Cool Season Turf Annual Program includes applications of biological fertilizer, liquid pre-emergent, and soil amendments at the proper time and interval. Broadleaf weed control is also included throughout the entire program.

Our program consists of 8 applications spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This program includes free service calls for any concerns and treatment of difficult weeds like Buttonweed and Wild Violets at no additional charge.

Each lawn has its own specific needs, and no two lawns are identical. Turf Doctor partners with each customer to ensure that your lawn is reaching its full potential and that our program is achieving the results you desire.

Tree and Shrub Annual Program


Ornamental tree and shrub landscapes are a substantial investment for a homeowner, and our program will help protect and grow that investment.

Turf Doctor's Tree and Shrub Annual Program follows the same biological guidelines as our lawn care programs, and works to promote the overall health and nutrition of your landscape. This biological approach is focused on elevating the health of your trees and shrubs, which increases their ability to ward off insects and disease naturally.

Our Tree and Shrub Annual Program provides protection from existing insects and disease by utilizing the most advanced insecticides and fungicides to treat existing problems and ensure an ongoing defense against future problems.

We offer free service calls to our Tree and Shrub Annual Program customers for any concerns you may have. The Turf Doctor staff is well-educated and knowledgeable in ornamental care. We partner with the customer to assess the general health of your landscape and formulate a strategy to maximize its potential.

Fall Tree & Shrub Root Feeding


Our Fall Tree & Shrub Root Feeding Program is essential for the landscape that is complemented by ornate shrubbery or elegant trees. We use the latest in agricultural technology to ensure that your trees and shrubs are as healthy as possible from the ground up.

Fall Tree & Shrub Root Feeding

Your trees and shrubs are a growing investment that should increase in beauty and value with each passing season. Deep Root feeding can help by adding essential nutrients and micro-organisms directly to the root zone.

Proper feeding of your ornamentals offers many benefits including improved flowering, increased resistance to disease, and increased ability to ward off insect attacks. Feeding helps compensate for poor soil or less than ideal planting locations. Over time, poorly located plants may gradually decline if not given proper care.

When your trees and shrubs are in top health and are growing well, they're often strong enough to fight off many infectious diseases or insect attacks without serious or permanent damage. Balanced root feeding can help improve and protect your growing landscape investment.

Flea, Tick, & Fire Ant Control


Environmental conditions such as proximity to woods, open fields, wildlife, & pets can lead to an infestation by these insects. Our Flea, Tick, and Fire Ant Control Program will ensure the elimination of these pests from your property.

Flea, Tick, & Fire Ant Control

Fleas must be eliminated from your lawn because they easily move inside on pets or people. Infestation of carpets and upholstery can then occur very quickly.

Ticks can be a problem in the landscape because they can carry Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, both of which are very serious illnesses. Humans should avoid any contact with ticks.

Fire ants can cause several problems. Their mounds are unsightly and cause turf damage, not to mention the discomfort they cause with their stings.

Turf Doctor's Flea, Tick, and Fire Ant application consists of a treatment that covers all of the bedding areas and the lawn. We are so confident in our ability to keep your lawn free of these pests that we guarantee it. Up to 90 days after treatment, we will retreat any area on the property that still shows signs of these annoying pests.


Cool Season Turf Aeration and Overseeding


Tall fescue is a beautiful grass for about 10 months out of the year. It is a cool season grass which means it will normally grow and look its best from September through June. The heat and drought of the summer can cause turf loss, which is usually followed by an influx of weeds. It is for this reason that we highly recommend aeration and overseeding of all fescue lawns in the fall to maintain the health of the lawn and help it recover from the stress of the summer months.

Cool Season Aeration and Overseeding

• Seed planted late summer/early fall has 2 good growing periods (fall and spring) to mature before going through the drought & heat stress associated with summer weather.

• In the late summer/early fall, most fast-growing weeds like crabgrass will not be choking out the slower-growing permanent grass being planted.

• Soil temperatures are still warm enough in late summer/early fall which means faster seed germination and establishment of turf.

• Late summer/early fall seeding will not disrupt the proper timing of weed control as spring seeding will.

Our company does mechanical core aeration and then overseeds. The big advantage here is that aeration opens the soil and provides a better germination area by improving seed to soil contact. After the seed is planted, the care you give a new lawn during the first year is very important.

Consistent, frequent watering until the new seed germinates is crucial. After germination, watering frequency can be minimized but should remain consistent.

Your Turf Doctor Lawn Specialist can provide more information on aeration and overseeding, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this important service.

Warm Season Turf Aeration


Warm Season Core Aeration is essential for your bermuda, zoysia, centipede, or St. Augustine lawn. Power core aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for improving and maintaining the health of turf. Aeration helps control thatch, improves the soil structure, helps create growth pockets for new roots, and opens the way for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone of your lawn.

Annual or semi-annual aeration is strongly advised for all lawns on heavy clay soils, those with a thatch buildup, and any other lawn that may need to be thickened up.

Contact Turf Doctor for details on the annual and semi-annual aeration services available for your lawn.


Aeration removes thousands of small cores of soil from 1 to 3 inches in length. The cores melt back into the lawn with proper watering.

The holes left by the removal of these cores catch fertilizer and water. Roots naturally grow toward these growth pockets and thicken in the process.

Aeration holes relieve pressure from compacted soils, allowing oxygen and water to move more freely into the root zone.

Regular aeration helps thatch break down naturally by mixing the soil cores into the thatch and speeding up decomposition. Performed once or twice per year, aeration significantly reduces thatch and improves turf growth.