Weeds are a nuisance that no one wants on their lawn. They bring down the curb appeal of your property and they steal nutrients from your grass for themselves, weakening it in the process. If you want to keep your lawn weed-free throughout the year, you'll need to sign up for a weed control program. When looking into these programs, there are certain green flags you should be on the lookout for that will indicate that it's a good program. For example, you want to make sure the company is using both pre-emergent and post-emergent treatments. Pre-emergents will prevent weeds from sprouting, and post-emergents will eliminate any existing ones. You also want to ensure that the weed control program you are signing up for doesn't charge extra to treat nutsedge, which is a common weed here in Iowa. And finally, you want to look for a company that offers free resprays between treatments if new weeds pop up.
Look for a weed control program that uses both pre- and post-emergent treatments.
A good weed control program should utilize both pre-emergent and post-emergent treatments to get the best results possible. Pre-emergent weed control treatments are applied before weeds have a chance to sprout through the soil. This treatment works by creating a barrier on the surface that prevents them from breaking through. So, when they do reach a specific point in their growth cycle, they won’t be able to breach the surface, and they’ll die underground. On the other hand, post-emergent treatments target weeds that have already emerged on your lawn. These treatments work by seeping into the soil and killing them at their roots.
Don't sign up for a weed control program that charges extra for nutsedge treatments.
Nutsedges are some of the most stubborn weeds out there. Because of this, many companies will charge an additional fee for treating them. However, you shouldn't sign up for a weed control program that charges extra for nutsedge treatments. That's because this type of weed is so common that it isn't right to charge extra for it. When you're looking to hire a company, look for a company that includes treating nutsedge in their program since that is likely a weed that will be in your lawn already.
Only sign up for a weed control program that offers free resprays between treatments if weeds emerge.
After each weed control application, weeds can still emerge on your lawn. While the treatments will take care of most of them, there's still a chance some weeds will pop again before the next scheduled visit. That's why you should only sign up for a weed control program that offers free resprays between treatments if new weeds pop up. After all, it’s better to catch them early instead of waiting until after the next scheduled treatment to address them. Respraying before the next scheduled visit ensures your lawn stays free of any pesky nutrient thieves.
Some common weeds found in Iowa include creeping Charlie, foxtail, and clover.
Give us a call today to sign up for our weed control service!
At ETCH Outdoor Living, we offer a weed control program that utilizes both pre- and post-emergent treatments to give you the best protection against weeds throughout the year. What's more, we don't charge extra for nutsedge, and if any weeds emerge between treatments, we'll come back to spray them again for free! We offer our weed control service to residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, and surrounding areas in Iowa. Get in touch with us at (515) 654-5447 to sign up for our weed control service today!