Don't skip out on weed control treatments this spring in Iowa! When your lawn doesn't receive weed control treatments, weeds can quickly take over, dragging down its appearance. If your lawn is filled with weeds, they can steal nutrients and resources from your grass, making your grass weaker. The best way to keep your lawn weed-free throughout the spring season is by using a combination of pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments. Pre-emergent treatments will help to stop weeds from sprouting and post-emergent treatments will eradicate any that do! By applying weed control treatments to your lawn in the spring, you can get a weed-free lawn that will be strong and attractive!

Without weed control treatments, weeds can take over your lawn and drag down your curb appeal.

Dandelion weeds spread across a lawn in Des Moines, IA.

If not properly controlled, weeds can quickly spread across your lawn in the spring and create a messy appearance. Seeds from weeds will begin to germinate in the spring, once the cold months of winter have passed and temperatures begin to rise. If a treatment isn't applied and they are able to sprout, they will quickly begin to grow on your lawn, leaving less room for your grass. Before you know it, your lawn will be overtaken by weeds, which will drag down its curb appeal.

Weeds can steal nutrients and resources from your grass, making it weaker.

When weeds are able to germinate and sprout on your lawn, they'll rapidly steal nutrients and resources from your grass, leaving your lawn depleted. After winter, your lawn will work hard to recover from the cold months and emerge from dormancy. It will need all the nutrients it can get at this time. If weeds are not controlled, they can steal essential nutrients, such as potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus, and resources like sunlight, water, and oxygen from your grass, making the grass weaker and the weeds stronger. Without weed control, your grass will be in a constant state of competition with the weeds, fighting for survival.

What type of weed control treatments should you use on your lawn in the spring?

To maintain a weed-free lawn throughout the spring season, you want to use both a pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatment. Pre-emergent weed control is a preventative measure and helps prevent weeds from sprouting out of the soil by creating a barrier between your lawn and the weed seeds. It needs to be applied in the spring before weed seeds start germinating, and when the seeds come into contact with the barrier, they won't be able to get past it, and will eventually die underground.

Post-emergent weed control treatments are curative and are applied to weeds that already exist on your lawn. This treatment is sprayed directly on the weeds. The weeds absorb the treatment and eventually die. Both treatments have benefits but should be used together for the best results.

Using pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments together ensures the entire weed life cycle is covered.

Call us today to schedule our weed control service.

At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we've been in business for 35 years and our team of professionals will treat your lawn multiple times between spring and fall with both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments to ensure your lawn remains weed-free. We back our work with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, allowing you to have peace of mind knowing we won't be happy with the results of our service until you are. We offer our weed control service to residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in Des Moines, IA, and other surrounding areas, such as West Des Moines, Ankeny, and Urbandale! Call us today at (515) 289-2020 to sign up!