Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Here Comes the Sun! Post-Emergent Herbicide for Spring



Want to take out those evil weeds appearing in your lawn? Call CrabappleLandscapExperts for an evaluation of the property you manage to determine if any lawns require spot treatment of green growing weeds in turf areas. Crabapple LandscapExperts' maintenance philosophy has evolved over the past 20 years as a result of listening to our customers’ likes and dislikes and relying on the combined years of expertise by our knowledgeable team of LandscapExperts. This blend of science, technology and experience delivers targeted, quality landscape maintenance to our customers.

Weed Prevention
While fighting weeds is a year-round job, weed prevention is best practiced in fall and winter to take advantage of the growing season of turf grasses and the sprouting season of weeds. This window of opportunity allows some weeds to be killed before they even sprout.

After Spring arrives, we stop aggressive weeds from getting the jump on the season.  
  • A healthy, thick lawn is the number one defense against weeds 
  • Crabapple’s regular fertilization schedule ensures the individual grass plants will be growing well  
  • We watch mower height to ensure the grass is growing the most vigorously 

Although a well-maintained, densely growing turf typically crowds out weeds, occasionally the odd broadleaf dandelion or flowering onion will appear.

Keep in mind there are many ways that weeds can appear in a lawn: the wind can blow weed seeds from nearby lawns into yours, birds can deposit seeds, or weed seeds can ride along on the shoes of children running across the lawn.
  
Types of Weed Killers
 Targeted post-emergent herbicides are selective, killing only broad-leaf weeds and leaving narrow-leaf grasses alone

Other types of post-emergent herbicides are broad-spectrum and will non-selectively kill anything green, be it weeds, lawn, flowers or shrubs.

Weed Control
  • Small patches of weeds can be mechanically dug  
  • Carefully sprayed spot treatment of liquid post-emergent herbicide can accomplish a lot 
  • Crabapple works with our customers to provide organic methods when requested.


Herbicide Safety
As with any chemical product, Crabapple follows package instructions carefully and we only use when it is the ideal solution for the problem. Herbicides can affect surrounding plants when used improperly or in large quantities. By carefully selecting the correct product, we can get rid of those pesky weeds in no time.

1 comment:

  1. Watch Crabapple LandscapExpert Brad Turner discussing all types of chemical weed control for About.com
    http://video.about.com/landscaping/Best-Chemical-Weed-Control-Methods.htm

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