Spot Spraying Weeds in the Late Spring

In Spring on June 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Written by green-admin

The weather is really starting to warm up this year as the early spring fertilizer applications are beginning to accelerate the growth of the lawns and root systems.  However, as the lawn is experiencing this growth spurt, the weeds in your lawn may also be thriving.  Using weed control products on your lawn is not generally recommended but spot spraying your weeds in the late spring can help eliminate them before the summer sets in.  By following these simple tips, you can effectively spot spray your lawn for weeds.

Use Moderation

Remember when you spray your lawn that the idea is to spot spray so that you are not covering your entire lawn with herbicide.  Make sure to only spray the areas that have weeds to conserve the herbicide and limit the potential harm it could cause to healthy grass.  It only takes a small amount of herbicide applied correctly to help keep weeds out of your lawn.


In addition to using moderation, it is also important to spot spray for weeds at the right time.  The growth of a lawn always increases when the late spring weather causes the ground temperatures to rise and the early spring fertilizer applications start to take effect.  This is the best time to spot spray for weeds because it can stop weed growth as the lawn continues to thrive.  Your lawn will also be able to out compete the weeds for water and nutrients through the rest of the growing season and prevent future weed growth as long as the lawn is maintained and fertilized.

Re-Apply if Necessary

Sometimes one spot spray application may not be enough to eliminate weeds from your lawn and it may be necessary to re-apply.  If you are using moderation with the herbicide, then spot spraying your lawn again will not harm it unless it has a large amount of weeds.  You can spot spray your weeds for two or three consecutive weeks but if they still do not die after three weeks, you may have a bigger problem that requires professional treatment.

If the Problem Persists . . .

If your lawn still has weeds after a few weeks of spot spraying, then you may need to hire a professional to address what could be a larger, underlying problem.  There are many factors that can contribute to weed growth in a lawn such as pH balance, drainage problems, and soil compaction and a lawn care service provider can help alleviate these issues and eliminate weeds from your lawn.

As the late spring weather starts to heat up, you can spot spray your lawn for weeds to help eliminate their growth and keep your lawn weed free through the summer.  If your lawn is experiencing heavy weed growth or continues to have weeds after a few spot spray applications, then contact Green T Lawn Care and our trained technicians will help rid your lawn of weeds.

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