Saturday, January 1, 2022

Prepare Your Lawn for Spring/Summer Weeds and Pests

In the winter, you’re probably reveling in not having to mow your lawn or think about weeds and pests. However, the off-season is the best time to tackle issues like grubs and crabgrass before they get out of hand!

Control with fertilization is the 1st application to be applied after the long winter. Crabgrass has a creeping or lying down stem in appearance and is often a pest in turf. Crabgrass comes from last year’s crabgrass seeds. For best results, these seedings should be treated before they appear.

Make sure to plan for this treatment in the spring!

What About Pesky Broadleaf Weeds?

if you can control weeds, insects, diseases, and other pests, all the above actions will have their best chance to succeed. A lawn care pro can offer solutions such as a combination of pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control tactics to keep weeds at bay. Grub control is also an important service to consider!

Aside from their unsightly appearance, broadleaf weeds can jeopardize the health of your lawn by soaking up nutrients that would otherwise keep your grass healthy. The best way to ensure you get rid of pesky weeds is to hire a company to regularly treat your lawn. Two applications per year can make sure your lawn looks its best and stays healthy and lush year-round.

There are many products on the market to help you deal with grubs, but timing is very important. Healthy soil and pest management will give you the upper hand in grub defense.

How do You Know if You Have Grubs?

Look for dry patches in spring to early summer that signals grubs have developed into adults. Grubs regularly eat grass roots, so grass and soil damage will be noticeable.

Additionally, you may notice spongy spots or gives a little as you walk on it. This could be indicative of an infestation. 

Learn more about setting up a winter lawn care schedule on our website!

Take Care of Pests and Weeds with a Professional Lawn Care Company

Whether you know exactly which problems you need addressed with your lawn fertilization schedule or have no idea where to start, we’ll assess your needs and guide you through the options. Our goal is to give you a beautiful lawn that requires as little maintenance as possible. Visit our website to request a quote to receive a free estimate, or give us a call.

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