There are a variety of different lawn treatments that can help lead to a healthier landscape. Consider hiring some professional help to ensure the right treatments are applied at the most optimum time.
1. Weed Removal
Weeds are the bane of many a lawn. They consist of the common broadleaf weed enemies like dandelions and clover to the grassy weeds like crabgrass. Pulling is time-consuming and not always effective if the weeds have spread far and wide. The best solution is to apply a weed treatment targeted to the specific types of weeds you are trying to get rid of.
Timing is also important in applying a weed treatment. Some broadleaf weeds are best treated with pre-emergent herbicides used before they begin to grow, while others respond best to post-emergent herbicides. Grass weeds require targeted treatments so the lawn grasses aren't affected.
2. Pest Treatments
Lawn pests can be a major nuisance in some areas. One of the most common grass-killing pests is grubs. These pests chew away at the roots of your lawn, quickly causing dead patches to form. These patches won't recover so replanting the lawn is the only solution.
If grubs or other pests are an issue in your area, then your treatment service can apply a targeted pest treatment as needed. The key to these working is to ensure they are applied in the right season.
3. Fertilizer Additives
Fertilization is perhaps the main reason most homeowners opt for regular lawn treatments. The grass will quickly use up the nutrients naturally present in the soil, so fertilizer applications are needed to replenish the nutrients frequently. These applications are usually scheduled every six weeks or so in the active growing season, with a final application of winter feed applied in fall.
Your treatment service can perform a soil test to learn the nutrient profile of the soil. This will ensure that the proper types of fertilizers are used in the most effective amounts.
4. Fungus Removers
Fungal diseases are one of the more common types of diseases to plague lawn grasses. They often do not look immediately like a mold or mushroom, so you may not recognize a fungal infection right away. Often, the fungus appears as brown or discolored spots on grass blades, and only rarely do dusty mildew or mold appear.
A treatment service tech can recognize the early signs of a fungal infection and apply the proper fungicide promptly to stall out the infection before it spreads too much.
Contact a lawn treatment service if you need more help when it comes to maintaining a lush and healthy lawn.