Is your lawn more of a brown space than a green space? Can’t see the grass for the weeds? West Termite, Pest & Lawn is on the job! Let us help you eliminate weeds, dead spots, and insect-filled plants. With weed control, fertilization, and pest control, we can transform your yard into a lush, healthy, thriving ecosystem.
Perhaps paradoxically, the best weed control and pest prevention is a thick and flourishing lawn – but to get that thick and flourishing lawn you need proactive weed control and pest prevention plans! So where can you start to break into this cycle of lawn care? Let’s talk about pre-emergent lawn care.
What is Pre-Emergent Lawn Care?
Thanks for asking! Pre-emergent lawn care is our favorite lawn care philosophy. Pre-emergent lawn care is based on the simplest of concepts – mainly that it’s easier to prevent weeds and pests in the first place than it is to fight a full-blown infestation.
During the summer, pests seek refuge from the heat by infiltrating your landscaping. If left untreated, those same pests will be building warm little shelters by fall to help them survive the winter. Then, once spring appears, the pests burst from their lairs just in time for the breeding season. Now you have a full-fledged infestation on your hands!
To stop this pesky cycle from repeating and getting worse season by season, we suggest a lawn care maintenance program made up of at least 3-4 treatments per year. That’s only one treatment per season.
Keep your yard from being overrun by weeds and unwanted grass. Prevention is always cheaper than extermination – let alone having to start your lawn over from scratch!
West Termite offers comprehensive pest control in Bartlesville, including:
- Fire ants
We also offer lawn care in Bartlesville that includes weed control and added lawn nutrients to keep your lawn healthy and growing. Most of our lawn care programs include free service calls. That way if you experience any issues between your scheduled treatments, we’ll take care of it at no additional cost!
We offer treatment plans for lawns of all sizes and elements:
- Water features
Our technicians are trained to create and implement custom lawn control plans to keep your home pest and weed-free.
Do I Really Need Weed Control and Fertilization Specialists?
The short answer is – yes. Bartlesville is located in a spot in Oklahoma that gets plenty of rain and sunshine, which makes it an ideal breeding ground for many species of weeds. Oklahoma has also seen a lot of extreme weather the past few years and the increase in rainstorms, floods, and high temperatures wreaks havoc on your flora.
Weed Control in Bartlesville
Weeds are the worst. They grow quickly and without any human help while the plants you actually want in your yard suffer. When left unchecked, weeds compete with other plants on your lawn for water, soil, nutrients, and space. Some weeds can even kill young trees, crack your sidewalk or driveway, or block drainage pipes.
The most common weeds found in Oklahoma lawns – many of which you may be frustratingly familiar with are:
Overgrowth of weeds can interfere with your lawnmower, weedeater, and other machinery, creating more manual labor for you. Weeds also create a layer that insulates the soil of your lawn, increasing the risk of frost damage. In warmer months, weeds are home to pests and diseases that can spread and ruin your lawn in mere days.
It is best to prevent weeds before they destroy your lawn, but we know that’s not always possible. If you just moved in and the weed situation is already out of control, or if you haven’t had time to worry about your lawn while you take care of yourself and your family instead, West Termite, Pest & Lawn is here to help. Schedule a free consultation with one of our lawn care specialists today.
Fertilization in Bartlesville
Now that weeds and pests are taken care of, it’s time for fertilizer. Your lawn is more than just grass – it is its own ecosystem and it requires care and nourishment. Bermuda grass is popular for turf cover in our area, but even this hardy greenery needs special attention to keep it looking nice all year long.
Soil loses nutrients naturally over time as plants use them to grow. To keep your lawn strong, you have to feed it – with fertilizer! Fertilizer replenishes used up nutrients. While water and sunshine are key ingredients for a thriving lawn, fertilizer gives it that extra boost.
An easy way to think about it is that your lawn is like you! It needs water and sunlight and food to stay healthy – but sometimes we don’t get the vitamins we need from our diets. That’s when you take vitamins and supplements! Only instead of Vitamin D and B12, your lawn craves calcium, phosphorous, and nitrate.
Fertilizing your lawn is about more than making it look good (although it’s going to look really good), it’s also about creating a stronger and healthier lawn that can fight off disease and pests. A healthy lawn has thick grass and strong plants. The density of your lawn makes it difficult for weeds to infiltrate, which then cuts down on places for pests to make their home, which, in turn, makes it easier to keep your lawn lush and gorgeous!
Developing a professional-grade, long-term lawn care program cuts down on your annual costs and maintenance. So you save time and money!
What Kind of Lawn Care Plans Do You Offer in Bartlesville?
The 7 Step Program
This is our most popular plan. It offers consistent, season-long weed control and fertilization.
The 8 Step Program
This is similar to the 7 step plan, but it also includes a soil conditioner to enhance your lawn’s soil quality and fertility!
We understand that everyone has different lawn-care and budgetary needs. That’s why we offer custom programs with as little as four annual treatments.
Most of our contracts include emergency coverage*, which means we provide additional services at no cost if a problem arises. We want to keep your lawn weed and pest free – and keep you happy!
*(Free service calls do not apply to less than a 5 step program.)
To schedule a free consultation and start building your perfect, envy-of-the-neighborhood lawn, contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn!
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