After a Treatment
Watering and Entering the Lawn
To begin, after a service treatment and depending on weather conditions, allow 1-2 hours to dry. Next, once the treatment is dry, it’s important to water the lawn. This allows the granules to fully absorb into the soil. Finally, after 24 hours, you could then allow people or pets to enter the lawn.
Existing weeds should start to die back 10-14 days after treatment. Some weeds accelerate in growth then die off quickly. The cooler the outside temperature is, the slower this cycle happens.
After a treatment you should start seeing improvement. A healthy, weed free lawn consists of good lawn care practices paired with a treatment plan. For example, if your lawn has a lot of weeds and poor turf health when we start your treatment plan, then it will take some time to bring the lawn to its full potential. It’s a process that over time will show results. Here’s some great tips to ensure results…
- Water your lawn less frequently, but for longer periods at a time. This will encourage deep root growth. As a result, your lawn will be more tolerant to weather stress. We experience extremes in Texas, such as extremely hot summers and some years extremely cold winters.
- Mow the lawn weekly during growing periods, ensuring the leaf blades are cut no more than 1/3. Waiting too long to mow the grass will result in cutting too much of the grass leaf blades, damaging the lawn.
- Keep leaves bagged regularly. During the fall leaf drop leaves can blanket your grass creating dense shade. As a result, blocking sunlight and smothering your lawn.
- Watch for dense shade from trees. This will eventually take its toll on your lawn, slowing growth. There some grasses that are shade tolerant but none of them are shade proof. All lawns should receive adequate sunlight to thrive. It’s important to keep trees trimmed properly to allow sunlight to get through.
- Moles/Gophers. Moles and or gophers create tunnels under your lawn destroying roots. Left unchecked these pests can cause major damage to your lawn. If you see raised areas in your lawn or mounded soil in areas that’s a sign of them. We can help upon requests with these pests.
- Aeration and Top Dressing. North Texas soil can consists of clay and compact. Therefore, aerating in spring is an advised. Two times a year, in spring and fall is ideal. Aeration is the process of creating plugs (small holes) in the lawns soil allowing oxygen and water to reach the roots better. Top dressing spread over the lawn after aeration will settle in the plugs. This organic compost is a natural kind of a “vitamin boost” to the lawn.
- Treatment plan. Our treatment plan works as follows. Pre-emergent treatments prevent weed seeds from germinating and growing into weeds. Fertilizer promotes grass roots and a health turf. As a result the thick grass also helps prevents weeds from growing in. Post-emergent sprays kill any existing weeds that have grown into the lawn.
In conclusion, our treatment plan paired with these good practices, over time, should result in a healthy, beautiful lawn!