Spring weed control can seem really overwhelming. If you’ve decided you want a model lawn, you have some work ahead of you, but it’s probably not as big of a job as you think it is. We all know that pulling weeds is basically a pointless task—not to mention exhausting. The job definitely requires a proven plan—and yes, there is such a thing. With a simple lawn care schedule, you can ensure your grass looks thick, robust and rich with weeds nowhere in sight.
Take control of spring weeds with the following plan:
Start planning for next year now.
The trickiest part to lawn maintenance is planning for advanced treatments. Whether you’re trying to get rid of blight or looking to get rid of winter weed grasses, chances are you’ll need more than one season to do it. That’s because the seeds germinating now will be growing next year. If you didn’t put down a pre-emergent solution by the end of January, you will be dealing with crabgrass and the like next year. That doesn’t mean you can’t still make an impact. Just make sure to mark it on the calendar.
Stack pre-emergent solutions with post-emergent spot treatments.
Pesticides can be hard on your grass, so it’s best to discriminate when applying products to your lawn. Before weeds sprout, pre-emergent treatments should be applied to the whole yard. Four of these—two in spring and two in fall—should go a long way to clear up any problems. However, in the meantime, you should begin using spot treatments of post-emergent pesticides wherever you see a problem.
Keep your yard well-fed.
Because of the stress your lawn undergoes, it’s a good idea to also treat your lawn with fertilizer. Large doses can burn the grass and lead to permanent damage. Modest amounts available in slow-release formulas are preferred. These should begin in spring and continue through fall.
Seek professional advice if you run into a problem. It’s common for homeowners to try to tackle weeds on their own, only to get frustrated and want to throw in the towel. Don’t put yourself through undue stress. There are many reasons your yard may fail to thrive, and the right professionals can assess your lawn and help to pinpoint problems immediately, so you can get on with your plan for a perfect lawn as soon as possible.
If you’ve been wondering when to start spring weed control, now is it! Our lawn care experts at Think Green love the challenge of a yard in need of some serious weed control, and we know just what it takes to whip your lawn into shape. Call the pros at Think Green at (678) 648-2556 to get on top of spring weed control.