Spring is an exciting time for your lawn, as it enters its growing season. However, weeds can be a nuisance, as they consume the nutrients and resources necessary for your lawn to thrive. To ensure a healthy and vibrant lawn in Michigan without any weed-related issues, it's important to invest in pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments. Additionally, applying fertilizer can provide the necessary nourishment for your lawn, promoting healthy growth and a robust root system. As a result, your lawn will be better equipped to withstand potential weed infestations and other issues that may arise throughout the growing season.

Weeds Can Steal Nutrients & Other Resources from Your Grass

Crabgrass next to sidewalk in Macomb, MI.

For a healthy lawn at the start of the new growing season, it is important to give it access to all the essential resources it needs to grow robustly. However, weeds can hinder this process by competing with your grass for vital nutrients, as well as sunlight, water, and space. They can easily take over your lawn and become a nuisance, which can lead to malnourishment and weakness. This is the last thing it needs as it emerges from winter dormancy, hence why it is crucial to take preventative measures to stop weed growth in your lawn.

You Should Apply Pre- & Post-Emergent Weed Control in the Spring

If you want to prevent weed growth in the spring, it's a good idea to apply pre-emergent weed control treatments. These treatments create a protective layer in your soil that stops newly germinated weed seeds from emerging through the surface. It is important to apply these treatments before the weeds start to germinate so that they yield the most effective results. After applying preventative measures, you can use post-emergent weed control to get rid of any existing weeds or any that may appear later because they already passed a certain point in their growth cycle and weren't affected by the pre-emergent barrier. By combining pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control, you can effectively prevent and eliminate weed growth across your turf, allowing it to start the growing season on the right foot.

Some common weeds in Michigan include dandelions, clover, crabgrass, ragweed, and more!

Pair your weed control treatments with fertilization in the spring to give your lawn a kickstart!

For your lawn to have a great start to the spring season, it is crucial to provide it with the appropriate combination of weed control and fertilizer treatments. Fertilizers contain vital nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that your grass needs to recover from winter dormancy and prepare for the summer heat. These nutrients play a significant role in enhancing root development, promoting healthy growth, and restoring the green color of your lawn.

Nitrogen in fertilizers is essential for promoting leaf growth and enhancing the green color of the grass blades. Phosphorus, on the other hand, is vital for root development, which is critical for your turf's overall health and survival. Potassium helps to improve its resistance to stress, disease, and drought. By providing your lawn with the right combination of weed control and fertilizer treatments, you can help ensure that it stays healthy, green, and beautiful throughout the growing season.

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

At Big Lakes Lawncare, we take pride in providing a top-notch weed control service. Our team begins working in early spring to prevent common weeds like dandelions and clover from sprouting on your lawn as the temperature rises. We follow a comprehensive 6-step program that also includes fertilization treatments to ensure that your lawn gets the support it needs to thrive.

Whether you're a homeowner, business owner, or HOA, our weed control service is available in Macomb, Shelby, Chesterfield, and other nearby locations here in Michigan. To schedule our service, give us a call at (586) 200-0855!