Have weeds taken over your property? There are a number of factors that can cause weeds to grow and multiply. Fortunately, our weed control specialists can help. Our knowledgeable team can stop by and implement weed control methods to curtail the growth of unwanted weeds and prevent other weeds from sprouting up in the future.
The process of controlling weeds begins with identification of the type of weeds that are appearing in your lawn. There are numerous species of broadleaf weeds that may pop up. Identification helps to determine the appropriate weed control method to be used in the process. Some weeds, such as chickweed, are resistant to commonly-used weed control and may require a separate additional treatment.
The application of weed control is most effective when the soil is moist, the temperature is warm and the weeds are actively growing. Some weeds are difficult to control and may require multiple applications of weed control to solve the problem.
Crabgrass can also be controlled with herbicides, though there is no weed control that can eliminate it 100%. About 80-90% control is a reasonable expectation. There are two types of weed control: pre-emergent and post-emergent. As the name implies, these weed control methods work either before or after the plant has emerged. Pre-emergent weed control should be applied 1-2 weeks before germination. Post-emergent weed control should be applied when the plant is small in size with a small number of leaves.