Is your yard a disappointing mess of dead spots, weeds, and insect-filled plants? West Termite, Pest & Lawn is here to help you build a healthy, pest-free lawn that you can be proud of. Through years of experience, we’ve found that the secret to a lush lawn starts with weed control, fertilization, and pest minimization. Sometimes it can seem like a catch-22: a thick, growing 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 mighty glad you asked. 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.
Your landscaping and lawn can become infested with pests as they seek refuge from the summer heat. By fall – if left untreated – those same pests will build shelters to survive the winter. Then, when spring swings around, they start to multiply and you have a bonafide invasion on your hands. To stop this cycle in its tracks, we suggest a minimal maintenance program that consists of 3-4 treatments per year – just once per season.
Likewise, without a proper treatment plan, your yard can become overrun by weeds or unwanted grasses. Prevention is cheap compared to extermination or starting your lawn over from scratch.
West Termite offers comprehensive pest control in Tulsa, including:
- Fire ants
We also offer lawn care in Tulsa, which provides lawn nutrients and weed control to keep your lawn looking lush and healthy. Many of our lawn care programs also include free service calls, so if you experience any problems between scheduled treatments, we’ll 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 and build, our technicians have been trained to create and execute custom lawn control plans that keep your home or business pest-free and weed-free.
Do I Really Need Weed Control and Fertilization Specialists?
The short answer is – yes. Tulsa is located in the “Green County” of Oklahoma – the temperate region in the northeast corner of the state. There is plenty of both rain and sunshine, which makes it an ideal breeding ground for several varieties of weeds. Oklahoma 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 Tulsa
Weeds can cause issues and restrict the growth of plants you actually want in your yard. If left unchecked, weeds may compete with other plants on your lawn for space, water, nutrients, and soil. Some types of weeds can choke out young trees, crack and grow through your sidewalk or driveway, or even block drainage pipes.
The most common weeds found in Oklahoma lawns – many of which you may be frustratingly familiar with – include:
Rampant weed overgrowth can hamper your yard tools and machinery, meaning more manual labor for you. They also increase frost risk by forming a layer that insulates the soil. In the warmer months, weeds often play host to a variety of pests and diseases that can spread to the rest of your lawn and landscaping within days.
It is best to prevent weeds before they destroy your lawn, but we know that’s not always possible. Maybe you just moved in and the inherited weed situation is out of control, or maybe you just haven’t had time to worry about your lawn while you take care of yourself and your family instead. Whatever the situation, West Termite, Pest & Lawn is here to help. You can schedule a free consultation with one of our lawn care specialists today.
Fertilization in Tulsa
Once you have your weeds and pests under control, it’s time to think about fertilization. Your yard isn’t just grass – it’s an ecosystem of its own that requires, attention, care and nourishment. Tulsa has a lot of clay in its soil and while this is perfect for native flora, it can be tough on more exotic plants and on turfgrass. Bermuda is the most popular by far in our area, but even this hardy, adaptable ground cover needs some extra-special attention to keep it looking nice all year long.
Over time, your soil naturally loses nutrients as the plants in your yard use them to grow. To keep your lawn happy, you have to feed it by replenishing those nutrients through regular fertilizing. Water and sunshine are key ingredients, but fertilizer is also necessary for a lawn’s health.
Think about it like this: you need food and water to grow, but sometimes you don’t get enough nutrients from your regular diet – sometimes you have to take vitamins! It’s exactly the same for your lawn. Only instead of Vitamin D and B12, your lawn is craving phosphorous, nitrate and calcium.
Fertilizing your lawn isn’t just about making it look good (although it will look really good), it’s also about making it healthier. A healthier lawn means thick, lush grass and strong, healthy plants. The density of your newly lush lawn will make it more difficult for weeds to grow, which in turn cuts down on places for pests to hide and thrive, which then makes it easier to keep your lawn healthy and beautiful! So, in the long run, developing a lawn care program can really cut down on your long-term costs and maintenance.
What Kind of Lawn Care Plans Do You Offer in Tulsa?
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 our customers all have different needs, 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. This means that if any problems pop up in between scheduled services, West Termite, Pest & Lawn will provide additional services at no cost to ensure 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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