When it comes to maintaining a healthy and beautiful lawn in Ohio, it's crucial to invest in weed control during the spring season. If left unchecked, weeds can consume essential nutrients that your turf needs to thrive, ultimately taking over your lawn. This can cause your grass to weaken, which will lead to a visually unappealing, weed-infested lawn, lessening your property's curb appeal. To deal with weeds during the spring, you should invest in both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments. Pre-emergent treatments will help prevent weeds from sprouting on your lawn and post-emergent treatments will eliminate existing weeds.

If you don't invest in weed control, weeds can take over your lawn!

Person applying a weed control treatment to a dandelion.

If you skip out on weed control treatments in the spring, weeds can quickly dominate your lawn. During spring, the increased sunlight and warmer temperatures create ideal conditions for weeds to grow and thrive. The presence of weeds on your lawn can quickly become a nuisance, as they are notorious for rapidly overtaking and choking out desirable plants. If weeds infest your lawn, they can drag down the curb appeal of your property! So, it's imperative that you invest in weed control treatments during the spring to help keep your lawn looking its best.

Weeds can steal resources from your grass.

Weeds will affect not only the appearance of your lawn but its health as well. In the spring, your lawn will be coming out of its winter dormancy, a time when it will have used up the majority of its water and energy stores. This means that it will need all of the nutrients and resources it can get to emerge from winter dormancy and start growing again. However, if weeds have taken over your lawn, they can steal nutrients and resources from your grass, causing them to grow stronger while your turf gets weaker. If you apply a fertilizer treatment to your lawn without applying weed control, the weeds will take much of those nutrients for themselves. To prevent this from happening, don't forget to apply weed control treatments to your lawn in the spring!

Common weeds found in Ohio include dandelions, clover, and nutsedge.

What type of weed control treatments should you use in the spring?

Worker applying a lawn care treatment in Delaware, OH.

It is recommended to use both pre- and post-emergent weed control during the early and late spring season. Pre-emergent weed control forms a barrier on your soil, preventing weeds from sprouting through the soil. On the other hand, post-emergent weed control removes pre-existing weeds that have already germinated and sprouted. Using both of these weed control treatments helps prevent and take care of weeds on your lawn, preventing weeds from dragging down your curb appeal and stealing nutrients and resources from your grass.

It can take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to see the results of post-emergent weed control.

Give us a call today to sign up for our weed control service.

Now that you know about the importance of investing in spring weed control, you can call us at Hoffmans Lawn & Fertilization to take care of your weed control needs. Our weed control service includes 6 visits throughout the year, during which we will apply both pre- and post-emergent weed control methods, as well as fertilizer treatments to ensure your lawn is healthy and free of weeds. We're happy to serve residential and commercial property owners, as well as HOAs, in Delaware, OH, and nearby areas such as Lewis Center, Powell, and Dublin. Just give us a call at (740) 318-5296 to schedule our lawn care services today! Our family-oriented lawn care team has been providing our services for 9 years, and we're ready to tackle your lawn care needs.