If you just had your lawn sprayed for weeds earlier this spring and are still seeing
weeds pop up here and there, don’t raise the alarm bells quite yet! The reason
may be simple. Let’s look at a few of the reasons why you still might be
experiencing weeds in your lawn
Weeds strive for one thing: survival. They do this by producing tens of thousands
of seeds to be spread anywhere and everywhere possible. Maybe your lawn has
been sprayed recently, but what about your neighbors lawn? Weeds can be a
real nuisance, but even in this scenario there is hope through dedicated care.
Lawn health and weed impact really do depend on multiple factors. The key to
knowing how frequently you should be spraying and fertilizing your lawn is
dependent on weather conditions and the area in which you live. Some locations
only need 2 applications a year, but others need more. In Southwest Missouri
where we are located, we have found that 4-5 applications is optimal. This is due
to the high weed content and poor soil conditions that we have around these
parts. If your lawn is perfectly healthy, established and weed free at the moment, you could potentially get away with 2-3 applications per year, but for the average
lawn that is infested with weeds and has really poor soil conditions, you’ll truly
need closer to 5 applications during that first year or two. This may sound like a
lot for some, but those familiar with our area, it is what is needed to get the lawn
under control. Which brings us to our last point.
Ultimately, it comes down to time. If you or your lawn care professional are
keeping up with regular lawn applications of fertilizer and weed treatments, then
as time passes, the treatments will eventually get more and more of the weeds
under control. Lawn care and maintenance isn’t a “one and done” thing. It takes
patience and dedication in order to see the results of spraying and fertilizing your
lawn, but it will get there. Stay the course, and you will see your lawn come
around. Occasionally there are curve balls that come your way whether insects
or disease pop up, but all of those can be handled and dealt with as long as they
are caught early enough. But that is a topic for another time.
To wrap it all up, don’t fret with seeing some weeds after that initial service. It
takes time to take a weed infested lawn and bring it over to being healthy, lush
and weedfree. Hope this information helps! If you’d like to have an expert come
and inspect your lawn, don’t hesitate to contact us.