Pre-emergent applications will never be 100% effective. The pre-emergent application creates a barrier that prevents weed seeds from growing. Anything that brings soil and weed seed into contact or the barrier is disturbed will allow the seed to germinate. Broadleaf weeds can only be controlled when they are actively growing. Weed seeds germinate at different times of the year which is why more than one treatment is needed. There are also times when hard-to-control weeds will require repeat applications.
Rain is beneficial for pre-emergent treatments and grub control treatments. Extremely excessive rainfall can cause a breakdown in the product control of the weed seed. But it helps to move the product down to the soil where it is effective. Broadleaf weed treatment will need 2 to 3 hours to
dry to be effective.
Most customers do not need a grub treatment. We can do a preventative treatment for grubs. We also offer a curative treatment for lawns that do have grubs. The best advice would be to contact us if you suspect any insect damage.
Are treatments safe for pets and people? Totalscape-Admin2023-01-13T12:16:11-06:00
We use a slow-release fertilizer program that allows the plant to use the fertilizer as needed and not absorbed too quickly. Most fertilizer applications last 6 to 8 weeks depending on weather and environmental conditions.
Why does my lawn have a new problem when it was treated the same way the season before? Totalscape-Admin2023-01-13T12:19:43-06:00
Lawn problems with weeds, insects, and poor color will change from season to season. Many things affect these problems. Temperature changes, amount of rainfall during the growing season, and mowing heights. All these factors determine how your lawn will look.
What happens if weather conditions do not permit a lawn treatment? Totalscape-Admin2023-01-13T12:20:39-06:00
We will apply the treatment when conditions are good to make the lawn application. If it is not possible for example during an extremely dry period we will credit your account if you have prepaid for that service.