Weeds are one of the more vexing aspects of every lawn care program.
Knowing what weeds are and why they are in your lawn is the key to preventing them. Weeds thrive on weak, stressed turf and compacted, unhealthy soil. Eliminate those conditions and and your turfgrass will outcompete weeds. Every time.
Weeds are natural indicators, meaning their presence provides a clue to a larger problem occurring in the soil. Getting rid of the weeds with a toxic herbicide, such as RoundUp, masks the problem without solving the underlying issue.
Why Choose Organic Lawn Care for Your Chicagoland Home?
Organics are a process, not a product. An organic lawn care program works best when you give it the time to create a healthy soil environment in which grass can thrive and weeds won’t grow.
This process includes:
- Balancing the nutrient content of the lawn in favor of the grass
- Reducing compaction by aerating in combination with a mineral soil builder
- Mowing at a high level (2.5″ to 3″) to encourage a dense, lush lawn capable of crowding out weeds
- Proactively seeding existing bare spots
- Overseeding the entire lawn as needed (normally once a year for a healthy lawn)
- Fertilizing in the spring to jumpstart your soil’s microbial life.
- Correcting drainage issues in the lawn
- Watering deeply and infrequently to maintain adequate soil moisture but not over-watering
- Using mulch in the garden beds and around tree rings
Greenwise All-Natural Weed Management
Application: Liquid spray
Ingredients: All-natural chelated iron and water
Purpose: Greenwise all-natural weed management works to actively rid the lawn of weeds rather than just prevent their growth. Our weed management product is highly rich in iron to over-fertilize broadleaf weeds causing them to perish. Your turfgrass is not harmed because grass is a heavy feeder and thrives on fertilization. Within hours of application, you will notice black rings appearing on the foliage of weeds as they begin to perish. Two applications are recommended for optimal effectiveness.
Homeowner Input: No lawn preparation is needed on your part. You also do not need to conduct any special follow up. Watering the day after application is beneficial but not necessary.
Safe Alternatives to Managing Weeds
When weeds do germinate, you don’t need to resort to toxic chemicals. Greenwise has an all-natural, safe alternative that’s effective on broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions and broadleaf plantains. Instead, try our all-natural, safe weed management program.
Our all-natural weed management program is a foliar application rich in iron that over fertilizes the weeds. Since grass is a heavy feeder it thrives on the extra fertilization. Weeds, especially broadleaf weeds like dandelions, cannot handle the extra fertilization and within hours of application, the weeds die off.
A Note on Undesirable Grasses. Weedy grasses, such as bentgrass, crabgrass, and quackgrass, are more difficult to eradicate because they are similar to turfgrass. There is not an herbicide out there that can kill these weedy grasses without also killing the desirable lawn grasses. Normally, the solution is to cut out the turf containing the weedy grass and replacing it with sod or reseeding the area. That’s where our approach of creating healthy turf works to eventually outcompete the weeds.
Schedule All-Natural Weed Management in Chicagoland Today
If you’re interested in our all-natural weed management services, give us a call at 847-866-1930 or contact us online to get started!