Everyone wants a healthy, green lawn to adorn their property, and you can achieve this with two treatments: fertilizer and weed control. Fertilizers provide your grass with the nutrients it needs to bolster vigorous, vibrant growth, and you'll want to apply granular treatments five times from early spring until early fall to ensure it has a consistent supply. On the other hand, you'll want to utilize pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments, the former in early and mid-spring and the latter regularly throughout the growing season in South Dakota. When you apply fertilizer and weed control treatments, you can turn the lawn of your dreams into a reality in no time.

1. Lawn Fertilizer

Fertilizer is vital for helping your grass grow healthy and green, supplying it with all the nutrients it needs, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. You'll want to utilize granular treatments, as they release nourishment gradually over an extended period rather than all at once; this keeps your lawn fed for longer and avoids stressing it out, which can occur with fast-release products. Additionally, you'll need to apply them five times throughout the year: early spring, mid-spring, early summer, mid-summer, and early fall. By fertilizing your lawn regularly, you can ensure it has everything it needs to carry it through the growing season and bolster strong, verdant growth.

2. Weed Control

While fertilizing your lawn will give it the nutrients it needs to stay green, weeds can hinder that by stealing them. Fortunately, that's where weed control treatments come in! For the best results, you'll want to utilize both pre- and post-emergents:

  • Pre-emergent weed control treatments prevent newly germinated weeds from breaking through the soil surface and causing problems for your lawn in the first place. They are applied across your turf before a certain point in the weed growth cycle, where they'll seep into the ground and create a barrier that weeds can't penetrate.
  • Post-emergent weed control treatments target weeds that have already sprouted on your lawn and are actively stealing resources. They are applied directly to existing growth to absorb into the ground and kill it at its roots.

While pre-emergent weed control treatments are highly effective at getting ahead of weeds, timing is crucial when applying them to ensure they do their job. So, you'll want to administer them in early spring to get a jumpstart on these pesky nutrient thieves, then again in mid-spring to build off the last and block them from surfacing. Meanwhile, you can spray post-emergent treatments whenever you notice weeds on your lawn throughout the growing season.

In addition to fertilizer and weed control treatments, you'll need to provide your lawn with adequate water throughout the year to keep it green.

Call us today to sign up for our lawn fertilization and weed control service!

At Sharp Lawn Care, we offer a Sharp Essentials Package, which includes fertilization and weed control treatments to help you achieve a healthy, green lawn. We utilize both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments to keep your lawn free of weeds, and we apply granular fertilizer five times from early spring until early fall. However, we also offer two other packages if you want to go further for your lawn: the Sharp Plus and Sharp Premium packages. In addition to everything from the Essentials Package, you'll receive other treatments to set up your lawn for long-standing success, such as insect control, grub control, a winterizer, and more.

We offer our lawn fertilization and weed control service to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux City, IA, and other nearby areas in South Dakota, including Tea and Harrisburg. If you're in the Sioux Falls, SD area, call us today at (605) 251-6880 to sign up! If you're in Sioux City, IA, you can reach us at (712) 253-8024 to get started.