We have perfected a seven application program specifically designed for the Clark County area with six to eight weeks between applications. Each application is formulated to provide your lawn exactly what it needs at exactly the right time. Our Lawn Care Program has evolved with the unique conditions of our local area and with over 36 years of local experience. Coupled with core aeration and a lime application, we have a comprehensive program that sets the industry standard. This comprehensive program will ensure your lawn remains healthy, green and weed free year round.
During every application our expert technician will do a careful evaluation of your lawn and communicate any concerns or recommendations. We will continue to adjust as needed to meet the challenge of our ever-changing environment.
ROUND 1: Slow Release Fertilization ROUND 2: Slow Release Fertilization, Weed Control and Moss Control ROUND 3: Slow Release Fertilization and Weed Control ROUND 4: Slow Release Granular Fertilization ROUND 5: Slow Release Fertilization and Weed Control ROUND 6: Slow Release Fertilization ROUND 7: Slow Release Fertilization and Moss Control
Core aeration is the mechanical process of pulling finger
sized plugs, about 3 inches long, from the lawn. The resulting holes allow air,
water and nutrients to more easily penetrate to the root zone, stimulating new
crown growth and root development. The process also aids in thatch reduction
and reduction of soil compaction and is an ideal service to have done prior to
any over seeding or reseeding. We generally do aerations in the Spring and/or
Fall. Bi-yearly aeration is occasionally recommended for problematic soil
conditions, turf damage or reseeding requirements.
Lime corrects soil PH (sweetens the soil), improves turf color, helps with disease resistance and inhibits moss development. It also increases root development and increases microbial activity in the soil. A lime application is recommended once a year.
We are experts at diagnosing and treating all types of turf diseases. We will figure out what is causing the damage in your lawn and provide the proper fungicide and advice to correct the problem.
Again, we are trained experts at diagnosing and treating all types of turf insect infestations. From crane fly larvae, to bill bugs, to cutworms and many other newer problem insects, we have the knowledge and materials to control anything that is damaging your lawn.
Tree & Shrub Care Program
Our Tree & Shrub Care Program consists of nine applications per year plus spring and fall fertilizer injections. Each treatment is specifically designed to treat the most prevalent problems we see in Clark County based on over 30 years of local experience.
We make sure our application timing and control materials are properly suited for the ever-changing conditions. This approach ensures your trees & shrubs are getting exactly what they need at exactly the right times. Tuff Turf is committed to providing exceptional customer service.
During every application your tree & shrub expert technician will be making observations and communicate any concerns or recommendations.
ROUND 1: Dormant oil ROUND 2: Disease Control ROUND 3: Broad Spectrum Disease Control ROUND 4: Broad Spectrum Disease & Insect Control ROUND 5: Broad Spectrum Disease, Insect and Mite Control ROUND 6: Insect, Root Weevil & Mite Control ROUND 7: Insect, Root Weevil & Mite Control ROUND 8: Insect, Root Weevil & Mite Control ROUND 9: Insect, Root Weevil & Mite Control
Our experts custom blend our fertilizer with just the right balance of quick and slow release nitrogen, phosphorous, potash and vital micro-nutrients to provide up to six months of continuous nutrition. The spring blend invigorates your trees & shrubs, providing healthy new growth, increases blooms and promotes better color. The fall blend, designed for the fall through winter months, is blended to increase root development, provides resistance to frost and drought and promotes the hardiness of your plants.
This is accomplished by directly injecting our special fertilizer formula into the feeder root zone located in the upper six inches of the soil. We use a specifically designed injection rod to provide exactly the right amount of fertilizer right where it needs to be.
This program will help ensure your trees & shrubs remain healthy, disease and insect free year round.
Each treatment is specifically designed to treat the most prevalent problems we see in Clark County based on over 36 years of local experience.
We offer an excellent, basic disease control program, consisting of five applications (Rounds 1 through 6). This program provides control of a wide variety of common tree and shrub diseases, as well as good early season insect control. We also provide an extensive variety of more specialized disease control programs listed on this page.
Nuisance Fruit Reduction
We can provide a one-time application in the early Spring that will dramatically reduce the amount of fruit a tree produces. This is good for the elimination of messy, unwanted fruit in several types of trees.
Soil Injection/Aphid Control
This eliminates the sticky ‘dripping' caused by infestation and eliminates damage to your valuable trees. We apply control material in a pre-determined pattern directly into the soil around trees such as Birch, Maple and Tulip. The tree translocates the material into its foliage providing season long control of aphids and leaf miners.
Tuff Turf offers this unique service for specialized situations. The Foliar Fertilizer is a carefully blended fertilization applied directly to the foliage. This allows treatment to specific ‘problem' trees & shrubs that may make root fertilization impractical or even impossible. The benefits in items such as Arborvitae, Cypress and Photinia have been nothing short of spectacular. If your landscape has these sort of special needs, Tuff Turf is your answer.
Direct Injection System
This amazing tool allows us to control destructive pests, stop devastating diseases, manage tree growth, reduce fruiting and seeding and enhance tree health by directly injecting material into specific trees.
By directly injecting control measures we…
get uniform uptake of material with no coverage concerns as spray can sometimes cause
no exposure from drift or run-off to the applicator or the environment
the ability to treat certain ‘problem' trees where spraying is impossible
control for certain insects or diseases with just one treatment per year, saving you money
While applications are limited to specific types of trees, disease and insects, new products and applications are being developed each year. You can trust Tuff Turf to be at the cutting edge of this new technology as we continue to offer better ways to meet your needs.
Specialized Disease & Insect Control
Basal Bark Fungicide This application is a specialized fungicide, targeting specific foliar diseases such as anthracnose and Leaf Spot in trees such as sycamores, dogwoods and aspens. It is applied directly to the truck of the affected trees, once in early March, and again approximately eight weeks later, thus providing season long disease control.
Juniper Blight As the name indicates, Juniper Blight causes severe dieback of juniper foliage. It is treated with a special three-spray program. Pruning out the diseased foliage as it appears is vital to the control process. Our foliar fertilization is also very beneficial, stimulating healthy new growth to replace pruned out diseased foliage.
Lace Bug Control
One soil drench application will provide season long control of lace bugs in your azaleas and rhododendrons. Lace bug infestation has become one of the most common landscape problems in Clark County. Multiple generations of lace bugs are produced from early spring through later summer, making our soil drench the best, longest lasting solution to your lace bug problem.
This host specific disease affects Arborvitae, Cypress and various Cedars. It causes sever foliage dieback and must be treated with a three-spray special program. Combined with our foliar fertilizer, we have had great success managing this very persistent disease.
Bacterial Blight This type of disease affects specific trees such as cherries, prunes and plums and causes cankers, twig & limb dieback and oozing sap (gummosis). We have two special sprays, which provide good control when combined with our regular program.
Root Rot Root rot disease has many types, some are treatable and some are not. It is very important to have our experts determine if your problem can be treated. If yours is treatable we provide a spring and fall fungicide drench. Foliar fertilization is highly recommended as it avoids applying fertilizer in the root zone, which can actually make some root rot worse.
Borers These insects, such as the Cedar Flathead Borer and Bronze Birch Borer, are becoming a growing problem in our area. We are observing a large increase in dead and dieing trees caused by this devastating pest. Whole limbs will die back causing decline in the infested tree. Prevention is much more feasible than ‘curing' an infested tree. Because treatment is very difficult, it is vital to have one of our experts examine the problem and determine the proper course of action.
Proper pruning is an important part of a comprehensive
landscape maintenance program. It not only enhances the aesthetics of your
landscape, it also increases your property value, improves plant resistance to
disease, insect and storm damage, increases security by eliminating potential
hiding places for prowlers and can even help reduce your carbon footprint.
Tuff Turf offers a wide variety of pruning options, from
maintenance pruning, designed to keep all your trees and shrubs exactly the way
you like them year after year, to fine detail, meticulous pruning of your most
prized trees and shrubs, to basic containment pruning to remove foliage
blocking sidewalks, windows and gutters.
Our lead arborist and plant health care specialist Jim heads
up our pruning operations. Jim has over 16 years of field experience, and takes
tremendous pride in every pruning we do. From the largest landscape to a single
tree, Jim will make sure your job is done right.
We work with our clients to evaluate their landscape and
determine what needs to be done. We offer suggestions and advise, but in the
end, you determine exactly what you want and we make sure you get it. Done
right, the first time, every time.
Once the job is done, the only thing left behind is your beautiful
landscape. We remove all debris and recycle it into beneficial mulch.
Types of Pruning:
*Maintenance pruning: our most popular service, designed to
maintain the height, shape and size of trees and shrubs. This includes proper
thinning to increase light penetration and air movement which increases insect
and disease resistance. Removal of any dead, diseased or weak limbs and removal
of any dropped leaves in the pruning area which also aids in disease
resistance. Most of our clients use this type of pruning on a yearly or
*Fine Detail Pruning: as the name indicates, this pruning is
done for the most delicate specialty trees and shrubs, usually focal points in
the landscape. This type of pruning requires very meticulous, hand tools only,
work. It is critical to do this work correctly, at the proper time of year, to
avoid damaging these valuable trees and shrubs.
*Corrective Pruning: this pruning is designed to “fix” trees
and shrubs that have been poorly pruned in the past, or have suffered physical
damage from snow, ice, wind etc.
designed to remove “nuisance” limbs and branches that hang over roofs
and gutters, block paths and sidewalks or crowd other trees and shrubs.
*Lift Pruning: remove lower limbs from trees to provide
clearance, improve view or facilitate access for mowing.
Please Note: Tuff Turf does not provide pruning services
that require climbing. We have purposely chosen to avoid this type of
potentially dangerous pruning. Therefore, except for Lift Pruning, we do not
prune large trees that would require climbing.
Flowerbed Maintenance Program
Flowerbed Maintenance Program
Maintaining flowerbeds in the Clark County area is one of
the most challenging aspects in our industry. The recent mild, wet winters and
unusually hot, dry summers are hard on our landscapes while at the same time,
ideal for weed development. Throw in our explosive land development, tearing up
countless acres of weed filled pasture and woodlands, causing literally
millions of various weed seeds to spread and become airborne and we have a
recipe for flowerbed disaster.
At Tuff Turf, we have, through hard won experience,
developed a comprehensive flowerbed maintenance program. This program consists
of two pre-emergent applications per year, designed to create a chemical
barrier that prevents most weed seeds from ever germinating. Pre-emergent
applications are very effective, but have limitations. Unusually heavy
rainfall, extended hot, dry periods and, most commonly, physical disturbance of
the soil (new plantings in treated beds, raking out leaves and debris, edging
turf along beds, radiant heat from curbing and sidewalks, pet and wildlife
traffic, etc.) all contribute to “breaking” this chemical barrier.
To compensate for these factors, our program includes six
“spot sprays”, three between each pre-emergent application. A thorough
inspection of your beds by our applicators, who carefully sprays any visible
weeds during each visit, ensures your beds will look the very best they
possibly can year-round.
Special Weed Control Services
Our local experts are ready to tackle any weed control problem you may have. We offer blackberry control, noxious weed control, soil sterilant, round up and field spraying. We treat residential, commercial and industrial sites.
Noxious Weed Control
Tuff Turf is equipped to deal with any noxious weed. Identifying the problem weed is key to selecting the most effective control material. Our experts will know what works best and our technicians review Clark County's ever changing list of noxious weeds each year. We also work with the county to insure we only use the best, and the most
environmentally friendlycontrol materials.
We treat blackberries in almost any location, even environmentally sensitive areas with no adverse impact to the environment. We also provide expert advice on when to treat, what to do after treatment and how to reclaim treated areas to prevent blackberries from becoming re-established.
Total Vegetation Control
This herbicide application will control all existing vegetation and prevent any re-growth for 10 to 12 months. It is ideal for gravel driveways, fence lines, rock beds, the edges of paved driveways and road shoulders.
We provide Round Up herbicide for lawn installation or flowerbed preparation, around trees and any other desired areas for residential, commercial and industrial sites.
We can do a wide variety of applications for large areas including fields, pastures and sports fields. We can apply fertilizer, weed control, fungicide or insecticide. All our services can be done on a large scale.
ORGANIC TREE & SHRUB PROGRAMS
We offer a variety of 100% organic tree & shrub spray
programs, utilizing primarily high quality horticultural oils and soaps, which
are effective, natural control materials. Coupled with our Spring and Fall
fertilization, we provide the best, most environmentally friendly disease and
insect control possible using all organic materials.
DISEASE & INSECT CONTROL PROGRAM FOR LANDSCAPE AND FRUIT TREES
ROUND 1: Dormant ROUND 2: Disease Control ROUND 3: Disease Control ROUND 4: Insect & Disease Control ROUND 5: Insect, Mite and Disease Control ROUND 6: Mite & Insect Control SPRING FERTILIZER INJECTION (SFI) FALL FERTILIZER INJECTION (FFI)
INSECT & MITE CONTROL PROGRAM (Primarily for landscapes with predominately evergreen plantings)
ROUND 1: Dormant ROUND 5: Insect, Mite and Disease ROUND 6: Mite & Insect Control ROUND 7: Mite & Insect Control ROUND 8: Mite & Insect Control ROUND 9: Mite & Insect Control SPRING FERTILIZER INJECTION (SFI) FALL FERTILIZER INJECTION (FFI)
FULL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
ROUND 1: Dormant ROUND 2: Disease Control ROUND 3: Disease Control ROUND 4 Insect & Disease Control ROUND 5: Insect, Mite and Disease Control ROUND 6: Mite & Insect Control ROUND 7: Mite & Insect Control ROUND 8: Mite & Insect Control ROUND 9: Mite & Insect Control SPRING FERTILIZER INJECTION (SFI) FALL FERTILIZER INJECTION (FFI)
SPRING AND FALL FERTILIZER INJECTION
Fertilization in the Spring and Fall is an EXTREMELY
important part of any tree and shrub program. Providing your trees and shrubs
with the proper balance of slow and quick release nitrogen, combined with a
wide range of micro-nutrients, increases tree and shrub health, vigor, bloom,
root and shoot development and resistance to disease and insects.
*Mycorrhizae are naturally occurring, beneficial fungi that
attach to the roots of a wide variety of plants. This creates a symbiotic
relationship between the plant and the mycorrhizae fungi. The plant provides
nutrients to the mycorrhizae, while the mycorrhizae
effectively extend the root system of the plant, creating increased water
uptake and storage for drought conditions, increased nutrient absorption and
even greater resistance to disease and insects.
This application can be done separately, but ideally would
be added into the Spring and/or Fall fertilizer mix (at a reasonable,
An all organic program is not the whole answer for every
landscape. There are several disease and insect problems that have no effective
organic control materials available. Even if you are on a full organic program,
it is possible you may need additional, non-organic control measures. These are
generally host-specific pests such as Bronze Birch Borers, root rots, lace
bugs, bark beetles, etc. which require specialized, non-organic control