There’s no doubt that a plush, green lawn draws attention even in the land of lavish grass and beautiful scenery we experience here in Florida. Much like a Maybelline commercial though, most of those lawns aren’t ‘born with it’ and instead are the result of a year-round approach to maintenance and care.
Proper lawn care starts with being blessed to be in an area where the grass can enjoy an ample amount of sunlight and rain without an excessive amount of traffic. Beyond that, though, two main approaches also contribute to the pure beauty of an exquisite plot – fertilizer and spraying for weeds.
Since we live in a year-round warm climate, the fertilizing of Florida lawns has more flexibility. It’s the spraying of pesticides and herbicides that need to be carefully performed, however – not only in who does the lawn spraying, but also in what season.
Pre-emergence of Weeds
Spraying at pre-emergence is done to control annual grasses and broadleaf weeds. Schedule for lawn spraying for these types of ‘nuisance’ grasses is done between February 1st and March 1st to coincide with the blooming of landscape plants. It should be noted that there are exceptions to these rules, and the schedule changes depending on what part of Florida you are in, so please contact us here at The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc. for more specifics.
Post-emergence of Weeds
A different type of lawn spraying is used after the weeds have already sprouted. Post-emergence sprays are best used when the seedling is as young as possible; that way, it reduces the spread and is easier to control.
Weeds are definitely a nuisance and can have an undesirable effect on not only the health of your grass, but also the curb appeal that a well-manicured lawn provides. In any case, it’s best to hire a quality professional like our crew here at The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc. to make sure the lawn spraying job is done not only safely – but correctly.