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2740 N Boeing St, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
372 ID-39, Blackfoot, ID 83221

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Weed Control

Weeds can be a frustrating problem for homeowners with lawns. These pesky plants not only look unsightly, but they can also compete with your grass for nutrients and water, and even spread to other areas of your yard. However, with proper lawn care and weed control methods, you can keep your lawn looking lush and healthy while minimizing the presence of weeds. In this article, we’ll explore some effective strategies for weed control in lawns.

How Can I Control Weeds in My Lawn?
  1. Mow Regularly

One of the simplest and most effective ways to control weeds in your lawn is to mow regularly. Regular mowing helps keep the grass at a healthy length, which can reduce the growth of weeds. Additionally, when you mow, make sure to leave the clippings on the lawn. This can help add nutrients back into the soil and create a natural mulch that can help prevent weed growth.

  1. Fertilize and Water Appropriately

A healthy lawn is less susceptible to weeds than a weak or stressed one. Proper fertilization and watering can help keep your lawn strong and healthy. However, it’s important to fertilize and water appropriately based on your specific lawn type and the season. Over-fertilizing or over-watering can actually promote weed growth.

  1. Use Herbicides

Herbicides can be effective in controlling weeds in lawns. However, it’s important to choose the right herbicide for your lawn type and specific weed problem. Some herbicides can be harmful to certain grass types, so it’s important to read the label carefully and follow the instructions. A licensed lawn technician can help determine which herbicides are going to be effective at treating the weeds in your lawn. 

When is the Best Time to Spray for Weeds?

The best time to spray weeds in your lawn in East Idaho would depend on the type of weeds you are dealing with and the current weather conditions. However, generally speaking, the best time to spray weeds is in the early spring or fall, when temperatures are mild and the weeds are actively growing.

In East Idaho, the ideal time to spray weeds would be in April or May in the spring, and in September or October in the fall. During these times, the weeds are more susceptible to herbicides, and the weather is generally cooler and less windy, which allows the herbicide to stay on the weeds for longer and be more effective.

Should I Water Before or After Spraying My Lawn for Weeds?

It's generally recommended to water your lawn before spraying for weeds. Watering your lawn beforehand can help to loosen the soil and make it easier for the weed roots to absorb the herbicide. Additionally, moist soil can help to minimize any potential damage to your lawn from the herbicide. However, you don’t want the ground/plant to be completely saturated, or it won’t absorb the chemical.

It's important to note that you should NOT water your lawn immediately after spraying for weeds. The herbicide needs time to dry and absorb into the weed leaves and roots before it's exposed to water. Watering too soon after spraying can wash away the herbicide and make it less effective, or even cause it to run off onto other areas of your lawn where it could harm desirable plants.

In general, it's a good idea to wait at least 24 to 48 hours after spraying before watering your lawn again. Be sure to follow the instructions on the herbicide label carefully and use caution when applying the herbicide to avoid unintended damage to your lawn or other plants.

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  • Two store locations:
    2740 N Boeing St, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
    372 ID-39, Blackfoot, ID 83221
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