Knowing the difference is most of the battle.
IT'S A GOOD THING WE'RE BATTLE TESTED
Along with regular seasonal lawn mowing comes the essential service of weed control. Not all weeds are created equal and knowing the difference is most of the battle. Through the use of natural or chemical herbicidal agents, a Stretch Property Maintenance specialist can ensure your weed issues are controlled to promote a stress-resistant, greener, and more attractive lawn for seasons to come.
Servicing the Central Iowa communities of Ankeny, Granger, Grimes, and Johnston.
While weeds will never permanently be gone from your yard, professional lawn and landscaping companies can certainly provide services and tips for keeping your lawn virtually weed free. At Stretch Property Maintenance, we offer routine weed control services right alongside our fertilization applications. Utilizing a combination of pre-emergent and post-emergent weed herbicides, we can prevent weeds from crowding out the healthy grass on your lawn. We work from spring through fall providing six rounds of weed control applications for residential and commercial properties.
Our weed control treatments are spread out between spring and fall, starting in mid-March and going through early December, with additional spot treatments offered on an as-needed basis. Pre-emergent weed control is used during early spring to tackle crabgrass before it has a chance to germinate. Throughout the rest of the year, we protect your lawn with post-emergent weed control. This attacks weeds that have already germinated. A combination of both types of weed control is essential for covering all of the types of weeds that could invade your lawn.
In Central Iowa, some of the most common weeds you will find growing in your lawn include Broadleaf Plantain, Dandelion, White Clover, and Creeping Charlie.
OUR WEED CONTROL SERVICES
Two Categories Of Weeds Found In Central Iowa
Details About The Routine Of Our Weed Control Treatments
Preventing Weeds By Avoiding Practices That Negatively Affect Your Lawn
The best way of preventing weeds from crowding out your plants and grass is to maintain good lawn care practices and avoid what negatively affects your lawn. Weeds will continue sprouting if your lawn is improperly fertilized, mowed to the wrong height, or overwatered/underwatered.
Weeds invade both lawns and landscaping when they are not properly cared for. The types of weeds that tend to grow in the Central Iowa communities of Ankeny, Granger, Grimes, and Johnston can be separated into two categories: annual grassy weeds and perennial grasses/broadleaf weeds.
Annual Grassy Weeds / Annual weeds produce seed and die within one season. If you do not treat for them, however, they will return the following season. Grassy weeds tend to germinate in the spring when soil temperatures are between 55-60°F. Some examples of grassy weeds include crabgrass, goosegrass, and bluegrass. Grassy weeds can be found on lawns that are compacted, overwatered, or mowed too low.
Perennial Grasses & Broadleaf Weeds / Perennial grasses, such as Bermuda grass and dallisgrass tend to crowd into lawns that are mowed too low, overwatered, compacted, or exposed to excessive sun and heat. Broadleaf weeds, such as spurge grass, and knotweed thrive on lawns that are depleted of nitrogen and have compacted soil.
REACH OUT TO A PROFESSIONAL TODAY
Stretch Property Maintenance offers lawn care and lawn maintenance according to your seasonal needs. Whether you're just looking for help in the summer to establish a relationship or you're looking for a year-long agreement, please reach out to us today and a Stretch professional will get back to you promptly. Request a quote today!
Lawn Maintenance Services
Our experienced team provides lawn care services from spring into winter allowing your commercial or residential property to stay healthy all year-round.
WE'RE HERE TO BE PART OF YOUR TEAM
Here at Stretch Property Maintenance, we're not looking for a one-off solution to your lawn care needs. It's not because we're clingy or have dependency issues. It's because we know a proper lawn care plan requires delivering solutions for fertilization, weed control, lawn insect control, soil testing, and aeration and overseeding. To properly deliver on those services in a meaningful way that shows results...not just a promise...requires an all-year round plan to get the job done.
Stretch provides lawn care services to both residential and commercial customers in the Central Iowa communities of Ankeny, Granger, Grimes, and Johnston. Please reach out to us today and a Stretch professional with get back to you promptly.