Controlling rampant weeds can be hard
to do, especially if your weeds are the strong and resilient type like
crabgrass or dandy lions. Once a particular weed has established itself
on your lawn, removing it can be a long and difficult process. You're
faced with a few decisions when dealing with a rampant weed infestation:
treat aggressively with weed control and spray the whole lawn; try
natural techniques for removal; pick them out by hand; or spot spray
with weed control and hope for the best. Unfortunately, proper and
effective weed control doesnít involve a single, universal solution.
And with the recent pesticide ban, effective treatment options may be
limited. It requires experience and expertise to ensure the best
approach is taken to ensure you win the battle for a healthy, lush and
A FEW FACTS ABOUT WEEDS:
- Weed control cannot kill the
seed of a weed, only weeds that are actively growing. It is not a
- One weed control application is
not sufficient for the entire growing season, as several crops of
weeds will emerge over the course of the year.
- For treating dandelions,
applying weed control as soon as they appear would result in the
more stubborn weeds persisting, as they donít usually surface as
A FEW FACTS ABOUT CRABGRASS:
- Crabgrass is a very
fast-growing plant that grows low to the ground (opposed to
quackgrass/twitchgrass that grows higher than your regular grass) and
starts to germinate in mid-May to early June.
- Crabgrass control is applied pre-emergent and post-emergent.
- It is very important that our
office be notified if you have the crabgrass control program in
your order and notice crabgrass germinating between our regular
visits. This is the only way we can keep on top of it.
- Crabgrass on boulevards, on
areas next to pavement, in thin areas, and in bare patches is
especially difficult to control and no guarantees can be made.
Our goal is to eliminate the crabgrass in healthy stands of grass.
This is why proper cutting, fertilizing, seeding, and watering
are important in establishing healthy turf.