When you engage in an internet search for lawn treatments, you may likely feel yourself getting overwhelmed. What does it all mean? Some define lawn treatments as pre-emergent weed control; others consider lawn pest management as treatment; still, others count lawn treatment as strictly fertilizer.
Lawn treatment acts in truth like a blanket service for all of these. Anything you apply to your lawn to manage its care can be considered lawn treatment. We are proud to have these services represented underneath our lawn treatment umbrella as important offerings for our clients.
Let’s Talk Weed Control
We all know them and hate them. We all work hard to create the best outdoor oasis of our lawn, flowerbeds, and other landscaping – then these terrible encroachers weasel their way onto your property, slithering through the soil and spreading as fast as lightning. Weeds. Ugh.
When you know something terrible will happen in your life, your first move is one of proacting, right? You seek out what the next logical step is to stop the event before it happens. Think about taking tests – if you choose not to study, you will do terrible on the test as an anticipated result. The fallout for this can have a cascade of bad results.
Poor planning and procrastination often lead to poorer results. When you wait to do anything about weed control in your landscaping until you can physically see the problem, we assure you, you’ve waited too long. Weeds are so prolific, getting ahead of them is crucial to “weed control” – thus, enter the lawn treatment called pre-emergent herbicides.
Anything that ends in “-icides” often leave a bad taste in people’s mouths – no one is thrilled with introducing chemicals into their natural landscapes. Trust us, we understand, and that’s why we implore you only to use your friendly professional team to do the job. We know what pre-emergent treatment is safe for your lawns and flowerbeds and healthy for you and your family.
How About Pest Control
Why is it that when someone is bothering you, they are called a pest? Because pests are notorious bothers. Not only do they act as the worst kind of nuisance, but sometimes pests can also even be dangerous. Pests also infect people’s spaces a little differently and sometimes in different varieties.
Because pests are so vast in number and type, treating them in your landscape is essential and can be tricky. Treating pests inside your four walls is a different set of processes than treating them outside – although treating your outdoor living spaces can help keep the inside of your home protected, as well.
Before getting your trusted team of pros in to use pest control responsibly on your property, there are a few things you can do to help make their jobs easier and offer you longer-lasting effectiveness. Start talking to your landscape partners about mulching your flowerbeds and choosing the right plants and flowers for them. Mulch provides solutions to many potential issues, and assisting with pest control is one of the big ones.
As disconnected as it may sound, make sure you’re watering your lawn and flowerbeds properly. When you’re landscape is oversaturated with H2O, swampy conditions can occur, which will draw in those pesky pests – the exact opposite of what you want. A strong irrigation system will help regulate the water output for your landscape.
As much as we don’t want to be obvious, make sure once that summer BBQ has had its day, make sure any food or trash items are disposed of properly. As we have all seen in a million cartoons, your picnic brings all the ants to the yard. Stay green by keeping clean.
If you see anthills or any other nest type where they are making themselves right at home outside your home, note their location and what seemed to bring them there. Tracking trouble spots will help you help us plan the right course of attack.
We Can’t Forget the Fertilizer
The variables that dictate the affectedness of fertilizer are so significant that their virtues do deserve their very own blog (and we have one!). In terms of lawn treatments, there are a few finer points that will help boosts your understanding of why fertilizer is important – especially here in Kansas.
Kansas grasses tend cool-season grasses. Our weather turns rainy in the fall. Many other parts of the country experience rain in the spring, whereas many parts of the South, the summer. The time to fertilize is dependent on this rainy weather, as there needs to be moisture in the soil, with cooler temps.
The summer months take whatever precious nutrients in the soil and distribute them, which leaves a deficit of nutrients when late summer or early fall rolls around. As this is the case, and we experience our rain patterns in the fall, September is often the prime time to indulge your lawns in fertilizer.
The nature of cool-season grass dictates particular nutrients are necessary for a strong root system. This means that the best fertilizer for Kansas grass is nitrogen-rich. While all three main ingredients in fertilizer – nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium – are essential to our grass, nitrogen helps the roots grow thick and very strong. This keeps our lawns in good shape for the harsh winter to come, as well as repairing any summertime damage to the root system.
The Divine Team Who Does It All
Your focus may be to have a less buggy lawn. Or perhaps you are looking to take out those invading weeds. Maybe you are trying to plan your fall lawn maintenance and feel that fertilizer will be an excellent solution to some past problems you’ve had in your landscape. Your best-case scenario? You are looking to care for your lawn and have it live its best life by engaging in all three lawn treatments. Divine Lawns are experts in whatever you view lawn treatments as – and then some, a lot of some. After all, your lawn doesn’t deserve just to be gorgeous; it deserves to be Divine.