A lawn full of weeds generally signals several underlying problems. Most weed problems are related to the topsoil's health and condition, and the vitality of the turfgrass growing there.
Soil problems usually fall into several categories:
Lack of soil nutrients
Thick thatch layer
Inadequate water, or too much moisture
Too much shade for the turfgrass to develop
Controlling lawn weeds
Lawns extremely infested with weeds need something more than just weed control.
Improving the soil should be at the top of the list. This means regular fertilization, dethatching, regular aeration, adding top-dressing occasionally and overseeding your lawn at the appropriate time. Follow these guidelines and in a short period of time your topsoil will be one of the best topsoil's in the neighborhood. And when you have a great topsoil, you're going to have a great lawn!
Types of weed controls
There are 2 basic types of weed controls: pre-emergent and post-emergent.
Pre-emergent weed controls
Pre-emergent weed controls prevent many grassy type weeds from taking root in your lawn. This is a time sensitive application and must be in place in the early spring. Once applied, an invisible protective layer stops weed-seeds from taking hold. This will prevent crabgrass and other grassy weeds from rooting.
Post-emergent weed controls
Post-emergent weed controls takes care of weeds after they have sprouted. Dandelions are a good example of a weed controlled by post-emergent controls. Unless weeds are extensive, we normally spot treat for these types of weeds.
If lawn weeds are extensive, it may be best to wait until early fall when new grass seed can be applied. Killing off all the weeds in mid summer could leave some large holes in the yard.
Hard to control weeds at no extra charge
Some weeds are difficult to control. We will treat for these difficult weeds without any additional charges.
The Team Turf Guarantee
If you are less than 100% satisfied with one of Team Turf's regular applications, we will repeat that application FREE of charge.
Our goal is to provide our clients with the best lawns possible through ecology-friendly services designed to build healthy lawns from the ground up.