GODBERSON LANDSCAPING: dba/Suffolk Sod Father is licensed and insured / Medford, NY / Phone 631-730-3750

Lawn care is more than cutting the grass. Living on Long Island we see an extreme in temperatures that has a direct effect on our landscape. Whether it's Spring or Fall, Godberson Landscaping offers various programs that will keep your lawn lush and green.

We would be happy to provide you with a FREE LAWN MAINTENANCE ESTIMATE!

Our affordable lawn care programs are applied based on the weather and season. On Long Island, the fall is the best time to seed as we typically get a lot of rain during the spring which makes it difficult for the seed to flourish. Cooler temperatures of spring also slow growth.

SEEDING: There are three rules to the seeding process. First, the preparaion of the ground. Second, water, water, water and third, keep off the grass. Our service includes aeration to provides a rich bed for the seed to root. Once planted the seed must be kept moderately moist to germinate. Though green grass shoots can appear quickly and seem hardy, grass in its establishment phase is a delicate plant and requires you to keep traffic to a minimum.

FERTILIZING: Fertilizing supplies grass with the nutrients it needs to grow and stay healthy. Fertilizer contains three primary elements: nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Nitrogen helps improve color and density of the grass. Phosphorous enhances root growth. Potassium is good for the general health and vigor of the plant.

    EARLY SPRING: It is recommended you wait until the first flush of spring growth before fertilizing. If your lawn had crabgrass last year, consider using a fertilizer with a crabgrass preventer for this application.

    LATE SPRING: Fertilizing in late spring will help keep your lawn green through the summer months. You may begin to see some broadleaf weeds at this time. Applying a post-emergent weed and feed combination product can be done when these weeds are actively growing, not before.

    LATE SUMMER: This application is to replenish the nutrient supply that has been used up over the tough summer months. Now, more than any other time of the year, grass will multiply itself and thicken the overall lawn. At this time, you may choose to apply a combination product to protect your lawn from insects.


LAWN CARE AND MAINTENANCE (provided by our parent company Godberson Landscaping to the areas listed below)

WEEKLY MAINTENANCE: Your property maintenance and satisfaction is why we go the extra mile for our customers. With a customer retention rate of 97.3% we are confident that you will see the difference in our services. We are licensed and insured for your protection and certified in Turf Management by Suffolk County. You will enjoy knowing that you have the same cutting day each and every week. Our weekly lawn maintenance service includes: cutting, edging and blowing, removal of curbside weeds and blowing of street. We periodically will check in with you to make sure you are completely satisfied with our services and return calls within 24 hours.

CORE AERATION: What is core aeration and what does it do? Core aeration is a mechanical process that actually opens up the surface of the lawn to expose 4 times the surface area with out destroying the turf grass. This allows fertilizer, water and oxygen to get to the roots where healthy grass originates. Our core aerator is a machine with hollow tines that penetrate the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches and actually pulls a plug of soil out and throws it on the surface of the lawn. The tines are spaced 3 to 4 inches apart and do a good job of pulling the plugs out on moderately moist lawns. Aeration with a core aerator only needs to be done once a year.

WHY AERATE? Aerating is a great way to reduce thatch, loosen up compacted soils and make it easier for water and nutrients to reach the roots of your turf. Even with the best care, lawns can thin out and lose color due to excessive thatch buildup, too much foot traffic or pet traffic through specific areas that create hard or compacted soils, or periods of high temperature, high humidity, or drought. Aeration followed by overseeding is recognized by turf experts as the best treatment to control thatch, help reduce compacted areas, fill in bare spots and revitalize growth.


WHAT IS WEED AND FEED? Weed & Feed is designed to strengthen existing grass and kill off broadleaf weeds simultaneously. Plus, it improves your lawn’s ability to absorb water and nutrients. It’s composed of several parts. Weed & Feed has a fertilizer to “green up” your lawn. It also has a weed killer that will target broadleaf weeds like dandelions and many others. Vigoro adds a third part, a timed-release nitrogen for extended feeding.

WHEN TO APPLY? The climate on Long Island dictates that the best time to apply weed & feed is early spring or fall when weeds are growing. Spread weed & feed on wet grass (use a sprinkler or after rain) so that the granules adhere to the weeds. Pick a time when no rain is expected and avoid watering your lawn for about 2 days. This allows time for the weed control to work before being washed away.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WEED FEED: Weed & Feed prevents seed germination so you should avoid planting new grass for at least four weeks. If applied in the spring, seeding should occur in the fall. For aeration a minimum of two weeks should pass. This allows enough time for the product to work.


• Adding mulch reduces the amount of grassy area in your yard reducing both mowing, pollution and water usage.

• Mulch installed to the proper depth (3” or greater) provides an excellent barrier for weeds and other invasive plants.

• Mulching reduces the amount of water needed by keeping soil temperatures down, reducing evaporation.

• Mulching reduces the need to use additional soil necessary for plants to grow.

• Most mulches decompose over time this adds valuable nutrients back into the soil. In essence, mulch is time-released composting!

• Certain mulches—those composed of Cypress, Cedar, or Pine wood are excellent at repelling and controlling a variety of pestilent insects;

such as ticks, chiggers, gnats, etc.

• Most natural wood mulches (non-dyed products) promote an increase in worm activity which is ALWAYS a good thing in any garden or

yard. Worms love to eat the decaying mulch which in turn creates great soil!

• In short, MULCH IS A GOOD THING TO DO! Not to mention that it looks GREAT!

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    FALL: A fall fertilization will help your lawn through the cold NY winters, and help it green up earlier in the spring. You may also want to incorporate a fifth feeding into your lawn program in late fall to further help winterize your lawn. We recommend a straight fertilizer that is formulated with higher potassium for this feeding. This type of fertilizer tends to condition turf to withstand Long Island's winter stress.