After spending time and money creating a beautiful landscape and yard, no one wants unwelcome weeds popping up. With weeds spreading by seeds through the air and through runners in their root system, getting rid of them one time doesn’t rid them permanently from your yard or gardens. It can take a lot of work to keep weeds at bay, but there is a solution... STORM – The Lawn Pro granular pre-emergent weed control and liquid weed control.
Liquid Weed Control
Different liquid weed control products will work on different broadleaf weeds.By combining several varieties of liquid weed control that are mixed together properly, you will have control over a much wider array of weeds. This would include dandelions, thistles, clovers, plantain, black medic, creeping Charlie and other weeds that grow in the Fox Cities/ Appleton area. STORM – The Lawn Pro is able to combine and apply this liquid weed control for you.
[Dandelions, clover, creeping charlie (ground ivy), thistles, plantain, black medic, Japanese knotweed (invasive species), and wild violets]
NOTE – Unlike granular products, when a liquid product has been applied to your lawn, allow an hour or two for it to dry before your children or pets enter the lawn area. Give it until the next day before you do any routine maintenance like mowing, watering, or raking.
Dandelions are some of America’s most noticeable weeds because their pretty yellow flowers stand out so strikingly against your grassy backdrop, and they reproduce so prolifically. Fortunately for many lawn owners, dandelions are easy to control. They bloom twice a summer, so a liquid weed control should be applied in May or June and again in August or September. In addition black medic, clover, plantain, thistles, creeping Charlie, and other broadleaf weeds will be taken care of with liquid weed control at the same time as dandelions.
A high quality lawn care service will mix in an extra “spreader sticker” product in order to make their liquid weed control product adhere to the weeds instead of just running right off. This sticking product gives you much faster, stronger control of all your weeds in almost any kind of weather. The “spreader" allows a drop of liquid weed control to spread over the entire surface of the weed’s leaf. It is then certain to be absorbed by the weed through the entire leaf. Both before and after the liquid weed control has dried onto the weed leaves, the sticking agent won’t allow the liquid weed control product to wash off. STORM- THE LAWN PRO uses three liquid weed control products, plus a spreader sticker combined into one treatment. This will take care of any weed commonly found in Appleton lawns. The product is safe to people, pets, wildlife, and the environment because we use it according to its prescribed and approved directions.
FYI... Round-Up is the name of a product that is often applied to “bare ground areas” to kill weeds. Round-Up also kills grass, so never use Round-Up on your lawn. We would recommend the use of Round-Up to be used carefully to kill weeds growing in your sidewalk or driveway cracks, or growing in landscaping stones, wood chips, and gravel. Our liquid weed control product is even “smarter” than Round-Up, because it is selective about what it affects. When sprayed on lawns it will know the difference between weeds and grass. Our liquid weed control will eliminate the weeds while allowing grass to live, thereby getting rid of the weeds and helping grass to survive and thrive.
Granular Pre-Emergent Weed Control
Between mid-April and mid-May, in addition to a granular fertilizer, a granular pre-emergent weed control product should be applied to a lawn. Pre-emergent weed control prevents most unwanted annual grasses (crabgrass, foxtail grass, and chickweed, shown below) from germinating, by making the weed seed itself unable to grow roots. Granular pre-emergent weed control products can be mixed right in with the granular fertilizer that is applied at this time of year.
- The first step in the Five Step Program of STORM – The Lawn Pro is an application of a granular pre-emergent weed control product mixed with a granular fertilizer, applied between mid-April and mid-May.
- The second and fourth steps in the Five-Step Program of STORM – The Lawn Pro are applications of liquid weed control. (Our Five-Step customers also receive a free application of granular fertilizer on our second and fourth visits – seven treatments for the price of five!) We apply the liquid weed control in late May or early June and again in August, timing the treatments in order to effectively match the needs of Fox Cities lawns.
Why do weeds tend to grow along my sidewalk and driveway, the most prominent places in my front yard?
Any airborne weed seeds that land on your sidewalk or driveway have a good chance of being blown or washed off the cement and into the soil along the edges. This soil receives a lot of the runoff water too, making it a great place for weeds to germinate quickly. In addition, heat radiates off the cement to keep the adjacent soil warm during cold nights. But just as these weeds seeds found their way off the cement, granular weed control also can be blown or washed to the edges to do their business and take care of your weeds. These weeds along the edges of your driveway and sidewalks are also easy targets for spot treating with liquid weed control later on when (or if) they’ve emerged.
STORM – The Lawn Pro believes when your lawn looks good, we look good. So we absorb the cost of the extra sticking product because we know the benefits your lawn will receive. We also clean your sidewalk and driveway by blowing them off before we leave. Along with reducing the risk of run-off granules, we like to leave your property looking as good as or better than when we arrived. Contact us today at – 920-659-6021 if you would like to receive a free, no-strings-attached, estimate. Treatments start at $29.75 on a small to mid-sized lawn.
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