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Weed Control

Weed Control for your lawn is generally approached in one of two ways:

  1. Pre-emergent weed control (controls weeds before they germinate)
  2. Post-emergent weed control (controls weeds after they are up and growing)

Furthermore, the types of weeds in turf grasses can generally be broken down in to two large categories:

  1. grass-like Weeds (Crabgrass, Dallisgrass, etc.) these weeds generally have a grass-type blade.
  2. Broad-Leaf Weeds (Dandelions, Clover, Henbit, etc) this category covers most weeds that do not have a grass-type blade.

In many cases, treatment will be part of a simple multi-step lawn care program that will kill weeds, prevent weeds and then keep your lawn green and healthy. We can help you find the right type of weed control product for your type of lawn.

Most homeowners believe that if they just kill the weeds, their lawn will be a beautiful again. But it won’t. A beautiful lawn isn’t beautiful because it has few weeds, it is beautiful because it is thick and healthy. A thick thriving healthy lawn has few (if any) weeds. Therefore, the best way to control weeds in your lawn is to control the health of your lawn. Your lawn will need to be fertilized, watered and mowed at the correct height.

A thriving lawn is the best herbicide. Not only does it reduce weeds it also stresses weeds so that chemical herbicides can be more effective at smaller doses. Once you have a healthy thick lawn, then if you do have a few weeds break through the canopy, we can help. But without the healthy lawn, it is a hamster wheel of lawn care – spray weeds, weeds die, weeds return.