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When is the Best Time to Use Weed and Feed in Texas?

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Does your grass look like this? If it does, you need to apply a weed killer!

When is the Best Time to Use Weed and Feed in Texas?

Well if you live in Central Texas, March is a great time to apply Weed and Feed! And with the extra rain this year lawns are ready. The Bluebonnets are already blooming and that means you are probably seeing some weeds in your lawn.

Weed killers can be classified into two categories: Pre-emergent and Post-Emergent.

Pre-emergent weed killers are generally a granular treatment, and as the name suggests should be applied BEFORE weeds start germinating to be effective.

If you missed applying a pre-emergent weed treatment in January, now is the time to apply a post-emergent weed killer. (Also, put a reminder in your calendar for December to make an appointment for January pre-emergent weed treatment.)

Post-emergent weed killers are generally a spray herbicide. Costs vary depending on your lawn size but average around $75.

We tend to apply post-emergent weed killers in combination with Grass Fertilizers aka “Weed & Feed”.  A healthy lawn is an important part of weed control much like the way your body is better able to fight off sickness when you’re strong and healthy.

Keep dogs & other pets off the lawn for at least 36 hours until the treatment is watered in and dry.

You should water your lawn the next day after we have applied the Weed Killer and/or Fertilizer(but please adhere to all city & county water restrictions!)

If you prefer we also offer Organic Weed Killers and Fertilizers. Contact us for more info about these.

Don’t wait until summer when the weeds have invaded and conquered your lawn! It will be too late to apply Weed Killer & Fertilizer due to the extremely high temperatures it can reach here in Central Texas. (Remember the summer of 2011 when we had 90 triple digit days!)

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