Fertilization weed-insect control department
Where you fit into our schedule depends on where you live. To hold overhead costs down, we group everyone in a certain neighborhood together and schedule them at the same time. Generally, the applications will be approximately every 2 ½ to 3 months apart, but timing may vary depending on climatic conditions. You will know we have serviced your yard by the small sign posted near the front curb. These are required by law, but may be removed after 24 hours. Also, unless previously arranged, your invoice for that particular treatment will be left on your door.
We try to use the safest chemicals on the market that will still provide good results, but as a safeguard, we ask that children and pets be kept off the lawn until the spray has thoroughly dried. Drying time is approximately four hours if it is a sunny day or up to six hours if the sky is cloudy.
Mowing prior to an application is okay; however, once chemicals have been applied you will need to wait two (2) days before mowing your lawn. This will allow the chemical adequate time to enter the plant’s systems for maximum effectiveness. Do Not remove the clippings if possible. If weeds are prevalent, waiting three to four (3-4) days for the herbicide to perform is best.
There is no need to water your lawn after each application unless you are otherwise instructed to do so. Please be sure to ALWAYS read the notes supplied on the tickets by our spray technician.
The landscape beds are not treated for weeds under this program. If you have a weed control problem in the flower and shrub beds, call our office and we will advise you on what alternatives are available.
NO. In order to effectively control ants, treatments need to be made more frequently than this scheduled program. Baits are the most effective means of controlling ants. Under the program insecticides are applied only to control “turf destroying” insects such as spittlebugs, sod web worms, chinch bugs, mole crickets. Ants are not classified as turf destroying since they do no harm to the turf by eating or sucking plant juices.
7. Will the spray program kill out grassy weeds Bahia grass, Dove weed, Crabgrass, Nutsedge, etc. in the lawn?
The pre- and post-emergent herbicides used in this program are designed for broad leaf weeds only and have no affect on grassy weeds.