"Rain Rain Go Away, Come Again Another Day"
Hello Weed Man Neighbors,
I hope everybody has their best water proof mowing shoes on and ready to go. With all this rain our lawns have certainly been saturated over the last few weeks. I wanted to quickly provide an update on the current lawn conditions and what to expect in the coming weeks as the weather warms and the rain slows down.
We recently started our broadleaf weed control applications, but the rain and wind speed have really put a kibosh on our productivity. Even if the sun is shining we may not be able to apply your weed control due to the extreme wind speed. The label on most of the products we use recommends only performing applications when the wind speed is less than 15 mph. Performing weed control applications during high winds puts both our technicians and possibly your landscaping plants at risk.
As for your treatment schedule, we currently have a thirty (30) day schedule and if you call the office we can give you a couple day range of when your treatment will be performed. I do want to provide a word of caution. If we say we are scheduled to perform your treatment next Wednesday and we lose two days of the current week due to weather, your application would be pushed back to Friday. Unfortunately, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and occasionally cannot avoid this.
We are currently treating for broadleaf weeds (i.e. dandelions, clover and chickweed, etc.). They can only be treated once they are up and growing. At this time, we cannot prevent them from germinating. This is important to keep in mind because once we treat your lawn and eliminate those weeds that are showing there is a good possibility new weeds will start to grow again three (3) or four (4) weeks down the road.
Since the prevention of broadleaf weeds is not possible, it is the reason why we recommend our six (6) application program for season-long weed control. Our six (6) application program provides you and us with the best opportunity to keep those weeds under control as we will spot treat broadleaf weeds with each of the four (4) fertilization treatments included in the program. I hope this note provides a little insight and answers some questions that may arise.
Call us (866) 395-1878 with any questions.
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