The stress of the summer heat makes it challenging for your lawn to defend itself against a host of weeds like dandelions, crabgrass, and clover. Thankfully, with fall rushing in with cooler temperatures and a spike in precipitation, now’s the perfect moment to combat weeds. Broadleaf weeds are the nemesis of most homeowners throughout the entire growing season, but fall is the best time to stop them from inhabiting your lawn. So, learn about fall weed control and our professional approach to eliminating weeds in customer lawns across Indiana.
When is the best time to control weeds in Indiana?
Springtime and autumn are two key times that are the best for weed control. The months of April and May, and September and October, bring an optimal climate for managing weed growth. Unlike winter and summer, these seasons bring milder weather that reduces stress on your lawn. In addition, spring and fall deliver plenty of rain showers that hydrate your turf and help weed control applications work efficiently.
Why is fall one of the best times to control weeds in Indiana?
Fall is one of the best times for weed control because the growing time frame creates a perfect environment to put down a weed control application. After a dry, harsh summer with sunshine beating down on your turfgrass, the fall brings cooler temperatures and more rainwater. Not only will your grass get a growth boost from plenty of water, but the weeds will also absorb the weed control solution dissolved in the rainfall.
How to control weeds in Indiana this fall.
Weed control shouldn’t be a major hassle for lawn owners. By leaning on a lawn care company that manages weed control, you can save yourself time and guarantee positive results. Investing in Indiana lawn care means you don’t need to buy hundreds of dollars in equipment to DIY weed control. Instead, your local lawn care experts will come equipped with safety gear and lawn care supplies fit for the job. In addition to being trained in necessary machinery, lawn care professionals are trained to understand Indiana lawns like the back of their hands.
The Brooklawn team has a powerful liquid-only spray control application process that has resulted in success for hundreds of Indiana clients. From September through the beginning of November, our lawn care technicians use selective herbicides to target only unwanted growth in your lawn. After our professionals use a sprayer to disperse the solution evenly, the spray is absorbed into the weed’s foliage and roots, disrupting its growth.
Why do we recommend liquid control over granular control?
Our team stands out by always using a liquid weed control application because it is far more effective. Instead of rolling to the soil, liquid spray applications stay on the broadleaf weeds to maximize efficiency and absorb into the weed’s system. They also produce even coverage each time, improving results across your yard. Finally, while granular applications need water to be effective, liquid applications are efficient even in cases of drought. Overall, Brooklawn will choose liquid weed control time and time again.
How to prepare for your weed control application.
When you hire a lawn care team to oversee your weed control, we’ll handle all the dirty work. However, you can take a couple of steps to make the process smoother and let us zip in and out of your yard in no time. For example, if you have several trees shedding over your yard, you likely develop a blanket of leaves on your grass in the fall. By sticking to your routine leaf cleanup, you can make it easier for lawn care pros to target weeds with the spray application. Keeping the lawn nicely trimmed before the application removes any extra foliage and allows the herbicide to absorb better into the soil.
Other Indiana lawn care best practices to prevent weeds this fall.
Professional lawn care is the best way to see a visible impact on turfgrass health. Expert lawn care is backed by proven preventative measures and certified herbicides to yield outstanding results. However, there are some simple practices that you can follow to lengthen your grass’s growth period, prevent autumn weeds, and maintain a vibrant lawn this fall.
Continue to rake leaves and mulch as they fall.
Fallen leaves can cause a wide variety of health problems in your lawn. They can trap moisture within the grass blades, encouraging the growth of mold and fall weeds. However, some organic matter can benefit your lawn and act as a fertilizer boost, so we recommend routinely raking and mulching the leaves. Then, reintroduce them to your lawn or use them at the base of shrubs and trees to protect against frost.
Keep your lawn at 3.5 inches in length.
A short, stunted lawn can’t ward off new weed growth, while an overly grown lawn can’t photosynthesize efficiently. By adhering to this 3.5-inch guideline, you can achieve the ideal length and benefit from a rich, lush appearance without encouraging unwanted plants to inhabit your yard. Not only will this length enhance your home’s aesthetics, but it also contributes to your turfgrass’s overall health and resilience.
Cut your lawn one final time at Thanksgiving at 2.5 inches.
Lastly, we recommend closing out your growing season with a final lawn trimming to a short 2.5 inches. This final cut serves as a protective measure against snow mold diseases that emerge during the snowy and icy winter season. After this last trim, your lawn will naturally go dormant and won’t need another cut until springtime.
Stop weeds at the root of the problem with weed control this fall.
Our expert lawn care team at Brooklawn Services is dedicated to impeccable lawn maintenance and weed prevention with your satisfaction in mind. Your home and family will always be in good hands with our qualified specialists and proven lawn care strategies. If you’re ready to wave goodbye to pesky weeds this fall, contact us to schedule your seasonal weed control application today!