Lawn Care Services:
Our lawn maintenance division is the foundation of the company. We started by providing mowing and saw the need to expand to full service landscape care. The service that we provide to all of our clients is well known. There are many companies to chose from, but Texas Lawns will work with you to achieve the landscape you can be proud of.
We offer all of the services that a lawn could possibly need including mowing, leaf clean up, weed control, and pruning. Our equipment is commercial grade to help achieve the best appearance possible. Please click on the link below to see a full list of our services along with explanations.
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Pre-Emergent Herbicide vs Post-Emergent Herbicide
There are two primary types of weed controls, pre-emergent herbicides and post-emergent herbicides. Knowing the differences between these two types of weed controls and how to correctly use them during the year will make a huge difference in how effective your weed control pursuits will be during the growing season.
Pre-emergent herbicides attack weed seeds before they have a chance to germinate. This means you interrupt the growing process before weeds even become visible. With a pre-emergent, you are taking preventative measures. Pre- emergents are used early in the growing season. They are best applied when the temperature is lower than 60 degrees and the soil is just beginning to warm. We at Texas Lawns apply the herbicide to the soil in granular form. Water activates these granules. Either a spring rainfall or watering with a sprinkler system after the granules have been spread will be an effective way to activate the granules. Pre-emergent herbicides are only effective on weeds, like crabgrass, that annually sprout from new seeds. Timing of pre-emergents is critical because after the seed has germinated, and the weed begins to grow, the way to control weeds is by applying a post emergent.
A post-emergent herbicide is used once the initial spring season has begun and plants have started to grow. Once a plant has started to grow it is too late to utilize the germination prevention of a pre-emergent herbicide. It is then time for you to apply a post-emergent herbicide. Post-emergent herbicides work by traveling down the plant stalk and into the root system. Post- Emergents are instrumental in knocking out weeds once they’ve surfaced. Some weeds will be missed even after applications are applied because they are below the grass and not visible. Sometimes a second post emergent application is needed.