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Lawn Care – Late Spring Application

Weed Control & Fertilization

TODAY’S VISIT

Late Spring Application – Round 2

 

Spring is here! 

The lawns are awakening along with the weeds.  Fertilizer is most important now to encourage growth and recovery from damage caused this past winter.  Broadleaf weeds are more vulnerable to control measures used at this time of year.  Rapid weed growth helps distribute the control materials throughout the plant ensuring thorough control.

 

What was done?

Today we applied:

 

What you can expect:

 

The fertilizer will enhance your lawn’s color and density without causing Surge Growth.

Fertilizer is important now since the grass plants deplete their reserves of nutrients over the winter.

If your lawn was seeded either last fall or this spring, the fertilizer will greatly benefit those seedlings.

Broadleaf weeds such as dandelion & clover will be controlled with this application.  Rapid weed growth at this time of the year helps distribute the weed control materials throughout the plant ensuring thorough results.

You can expect to see weeds begin to curl and wilt within 5 – 7 days.  After a mowing or two, the weeds will break down.

If weeds do not show signs of curling after one week, please contact us and we will be back to address them with another weed control application at no charge.  If weeds are present after 5 weeks, please call and we will schedule your next application.

 

What you can do to benefit most from today’s visit:

If there is no rain in sight, and you want to get the fertilizer activated, it is fine to water – However, please avoid watering your lawn for two hours after the application is done to allow the weed control to dry on the weeds.

Watering at this time of year is not typically necessary – the fertilizer won’t go anywhere, it just won’t start working until it gets wet.

 

If possible, avoid Mowing for 24 hours to allow the broadleaf weed control to fully translocate through the weeds, into the root system.

 

Here are some things to remember:

Please Keep People & Pets off of the Lawn Until it Dries or for 2-4 hours.

  • Mowing height is very important! Crabgrass and Weed Control materials work best when a lawn is mowed no shorter than 3 inches.
  • Also, please do not use a weed-eater along the edges of your lawn since this will most often ‘scalp’ the grass down the thatch and allow crabgrass and other weeds to grow.
  • If you have thin or bare areas in your lawn, consider seeding these area (or Green Giant can do an Aeration with Over-Seeding for you). Dense turf is needed to get the full benefits of our weed control services.

 

All of our programs are based on the principles of  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which is an environmentally friendly and effective approach to controlling damaging insects, diseases and invasive plants. For more information about IPM click here.