If your yard is a disappointing mess of weeds, dead spots, and insect-filled plants, West Termite, Pest & Lawn is here to help! We can help you create a healthy, pest-free lawn that will make your mother proud and your neighbors jealous. Years of experience have taught us that the secret to a lush lawn starts with weed control, fertilization, and pest control.
Sometimes it seems like a catch-22: a thick, flourishing lawn is the best weed control, but being proactive about weed control is the easiest way to grow a thick and healthy lawn! Where to start? How about with some pre-emergent lawn care.
What is Pre-Emergent Lawn Care?
Why, thanks for asking! We’re excited to introduce you to our favorite lawn care philosophy. Pre-emergent lawn care is based on the philosophy that it’s easier to prevent weeds and pests than it is to fight a full-fledged infestation.
As pests seek refuge from the summer heat, your landscaping and lawn can become infested with them. If left untreated, by fall those same pests will build shelters to keep them warm during the winter. Then, when spring arrives, the pests emerge from their dens and start to multiply. Now you have a bonafide invasion on your hands!
To stop this cycle in its tracks, we suggest a lawn care maintenance program consisting of at least 3-4 treatments per year – that’s just once per season.
Without a treatment plan, your yard can also become overrun by weeds or unwanted grass. Prevention is cheap compared to extermination or starting your lawn over from scratch.
West Termite offers comprehensive pest control in NWA, including:
- Fire ants
We also offer lawn care in NWA, which includes lawn nutrients and weed control to keep your lawn lush and healthy. Many of our lawn care programs also include free service calls, so if you experience any problems between scheduled treatments, we take care of it at no additional cost! We offer treatment plans for lawns of all sizes and materials:
- Water features
No matter the layout or build, our technicians are trained to create and execute custom lawn control plans that will keep your home or business pest- and weed-free.
Do I Really Need Weed Control and Fertilization Specialists?
The short answer is – yes. NWA is located in the fertile Ozarks of Arkansas – the temperate region in the northwest corner of the state. There is plenty of rain and sunshine, which makes it an ideal breeding ground for many species of weeds. Arkansas has also been host to some extreme weather in the last few years and the increasing number of rainstorms, floods, and high temperatures can wreak havoc on your flora.
Weed Control in NWA
Weeds can cause issues and hinder the growth of plants you actually want in your yard. If left unchecked, weeds will compete with other plants on your lawn for nutrients, space, water, and soil. Some weeds can choke out young trees, crack your sidewalk or driveway, and even block your drainage pipes.
The most common weeds found in Arkansas lawns – many of which you may be frustratingly familiar with – include:
- Annual Bluegrass
- Wild Garlic
Rampant weed overgrowth can interfere with your yard tools and machinery, which means more manual labor. They also form a layer that insulates the soil, increasing frost risk. In the warmer months, weeds often house pests and diseases that spread to the rest of your lawn and landscaping 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 NWA
Once your weeds and pests are under control, it’s time for fertilizer. Your lawn isn’t just grass – it’s an ecosystem of its own that requires care, nourishment, and attention. Bermuda is the most popular grass in our area, but even this hardy, adaptable ground cover needs special attention to keep it looking good all year long.
Over time, soil naturally loses nutrients as the surrounding plants use them to grow. To keep your lawn healthy, you have to feed it with fertilizer – this replenishes those used up nutrients. Water and sunshine are key ingredients for a healthy lawn, but fertilizer is also necessary.
Think about it like this – you need food and water to grow, but sometimes you don’t get the nutrients you need from your diet. Sometimes you have to take vitamins! It’s exactly the same for your lawn. Only instead of Vitamin D and B12, your lawn craves calcium, phosphorous, and nitrate.
Fertilizing your lawn isn’t just about it looking good (although it’s going to look really good), it’s also about making it healthier. A healthy lawn means thick grass and strong, healthy plants. The density of your newly plush lawn makes it more difficult for weeds to grow, which then cuts down on places for pests to live, which, in turn, makes it easier to keep your lawn healthy and beautiful!
So, in the long run, developing a lawn care program cuts down on your annual costs and maintenance.
What Kind of Lawn Care Plans Do You Offer in NWA?
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 wants, budgets, and lawn types. That’s why we offer custom programs with as little as four treatments per year.
Many of our lawn care service contracts include emergency coverage. So, if any problems occur between scheduled services, West Termite, Pest & Lawn provides additional services at no cost. We want to ensure that your lawn remains weed and pest free.
(Free service calls do not apply to less than a 5 step program)
To schedule a free consultation and start your journey towards a lush, rich lawn contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn today.
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