We are in the midst of our second round of applications*, so if there isn’t a little orange flag in your lawn already there will be one soon. Our second application is designed to build on the first application – to further feed the lawn, prevent crabgrass (and other weeds) and help kill off surface insects such as fleas and ticks.
Weeds are popping.
Weeds, including dandelions, are beginning to pop up and our applications will begin to kill them off, but it takes time. Our second application is the first time your lawn will receive broadleaf weed control. There are two basic classes of weeds: grassy and broadleaf. Grassy weeds include crabgrass and broadleaf weeds include dandelions. If you’re seeing broadleaf weeds, we’ll attack those with our second through seventh applications (weather permitting). If you are new to lawn care or new to Lawn Pride, don’t be surprised if you see weeds in your lawn right now. Weed control is an ongoing and year-long process. The weeds you see now could very well have been “planted” last year or over the winter, so it may take a few applications to get them under control. If you’d like to learn more, check out our videos on weeds and weed control.
If you see grassy weeds right now, they are probably clumps of Fescue grass. Crabgrass doesn’t show up until later in the season, once it warms up a bit more. Our first and second applications include a crabgrass pre-emergent herbicide, which attacks the germinating crabgrass and prevents it from breaking through the surface. Fescue, however, cannot be treated without harming the grass around it. Fescue is a grass and what kills it, kills your lawn too.
Slow release fertilizer for a healthy lawn.
If weather and growing conditions permit, we prefer to use a slow-release granular fertilizer. This allows your lawn to receive a slow and steady dose of nutrients and help prevent excessive top growth. Other companies will blast the lawn with a liquid fertilizer exclusively, and while it provides nearly immediate results, it often encourages the grass blades to outgrow the roots, which eventually stressed the plant and hinders longterm development. Our method provides better, long-term results.
If you have any questions about your lawn or our services, please give us a call or contact us via email here.
* Our applications are generally 3-8 weeks apart depending on the weather, the application and what you purchased. If you just signed up or are still thinking about it, don’t worry we can get you started and catch your lawn up (but act soon!).