It is time to work on “summer weeds”

Due to our warm winter, “summer weeds” are already starting to appear. You may have noticed many plants already budding out ahead of their normal schedule. 

Right now, dormant weed seeds in your lawn are waiting to grow. Thanks to the ways weeds have evolved, they’ll germinate and start growing before your grass does!

Crabgrass

In Mississippi and Tennessee, Crabgrass is our number one summer weed, typically germinating in mid-March. That’s why it’s important to consider an application of pre-emergent now.

Pre-emergent

Pre-emergents don’t kill established plants or weeds, they prevent summer weeds from growing. Pre-emergents form the backbone of most weed control systems. But pre-emerge isn’t the “end all be all” solution. The Lawn360 Program at Lawn and Pest Solutions takes care of pre-emerge, post-emerge, lawn fertilization, spot-treating, and more.

Timing is everything

If you are applying a quality, professional grade pre-emergent, there is a window of opportunity. We have entered that window of opportunity. Now is to the time to apply the products to achieve the desired results.

Now is also the time to apply treatment to rid your lawn of existing “summer weeds.” Look for dandelions, onions, goosegrass, dove weed, and dallisgrass to pop up and handle them swiftly!

DIY or maybe not.

Controlling weeds is a matter of timing and applying the right amount of the right treatment. Everyone has experienced some sort of DIY fail. For some, the DIY project we took on ended up costing more money and causing more frustration. 

Summer weed control is a job you can hand over to the professionals at Lawn and Pest Solutions. Your lawn and landscape is a large investment. Many hours of labor and lots of money have gone into creating a beautiful lawn. Don’t risk damaging what you have already put so much into. 

Give us a call at our office and we can take care of your lawn, weeds, and all. Our lawn technicians cover the Memphis, TN, and North Mississippi areas. You will enjoy getting to experience the Lawn and Pest Difference.

If you want to learn more about other lawn or pest control services, issues or FAQ, check out our #askpaul playlist on YouTube. 

Organic lawn care

Organic lawn care is a great concept. Organic anything is a great concept, but it is often hard to achieve and sometimes unrealistic. Achieving a balance is a more realistic option for the things we can control in our environment.

Whether driving a car, lighting a gas stove or spraying disinfectant on our kitchen counter tops, there is always a risk present. Balancing between safety, organic, natural, cost effective, and more is a part of our daily lives, now more than ever.

We live where you live

LPS strives to provide the best results with the lowest risk and impact to our environment.  We live where you live and care about our environmental future.  We feel we strike a very good balance between effective weed control and caring for our environment. 

Organic lawn care is a great concept, but with challenges for our area. Because we have such a long growing season, it is hard to provide reliable results. A longer growing season for your lawn and plants also means a longer growing season for weeds!

Our products and treatments, pre-emergent

There are currently no organic pre-emergents available. Any products we apply have gone through rigorous testing and are approved by the EPA for application on home lawns.  We currently use a product that is derived from a plant and could almost be considered organic (however, it is not recognized as such).

A good pre-emergent in the fall and spring is the cornerstone of any effective lawn care program.  When you prevent most of the weeds, minimal herbicide applications are required later. 

The Lawn and Pest Difference

We love the idea of organic lawn care as much as anyone.  We care as much about the environment and strive to use the least amount of harmful ingredients. At Lawn and Pest Solutions, it is our goal to provide you with a weed free lawn with the least amount of risk to our environment. 

Our licensed lawn technicians are always ready to discuss with you the options for the most current, environmentally friendly and effective way to treat your lawn. Contact our office here and get the ball rolling on your beautiful lawn!