Our round 2 application consists of a liquid broadleaf weed control herbicide. Our round 2 application is started when day time temperatures are over 70 degrees. It is important to treat broadleaf weeds when they are actively growing. If you treat your lawn too early, you will only kill weeds that have fully emerged. If you wait until the end of May to treat for broadleaf weeds, you will have a better kill rate. Treating broadleaf weeds at the end of May through July is the most effective window for control. When temperatures exceed the product label, we stop treating until the temperatures drop. Treating broadleaf weeds with a liquid herbicide when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees F may burn your lawn.
Round 2 application can also treat crabgrass.
Separate from our standard round 2 application, we provide a supplemental pre-emergent application for an additional cost. If you have had extensive crabgrass problems in the past, consider doubling up with a second application. If we receive frequent and heavy rain after your round 1 application, your pre-emergent may be compromised. Too much rain can dilute the product and wash it out of your soil, causing a break through. If you receive a second dose of pre-emergent’s, then you should be adequately covered.
We offer post emergent crabgrass, yellow foxtail and goosegrass control. If you did not receive a pre-emergent application in the spring and would like to treat the crabgrass in your lawn, give us a call. We offer post emergent control services as an add on service for an additional cost. Frequently you will see a break through along curb areas, sidewalks or between your sidewalk and street. These areas can be difficult areas to control with just a pre-emergent product. These areas would benefit from post emergent spot treatment during your round 2 application.
We do not apply granular fertilizer in our round 2 application. We use stabilized nitrogen products that break down significantly slower than sulfur coated urea products. Our fertilizer products will last up to four months after each application. By feeding your lawn slowly, we encourge the turf grass to work hard at taking up the nutrients that we provide. This is why the lawns that we treat are greener, healthier and have a stronger root system then those of the competition.
Our broadleaf herbicide products are liquid for a more accurate control. Granular broadleaf products will not effectively control broadleaf weeds. Some difficult weeds such as wild violet, white clover and ground-ivy (creeping Charlie) will require multiple applications for complete control.