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Lawn Care

Are you proud of your lawn, or is it a constant disappointment?

If dead spots, weeds, and insect-filled plants rule the yard, let our lawn care experts help. West Termite, Pest & Lawn services lawns of all sizes and conditions. Through our years of experience, we have found the best way to grow a lush lawn begins with weed control and fertilization program. A thick, growing lawn is the best weed control, and being on proactive weed control and fertilizer plan is the best way to get a thick and healthy lawn. Weed control treatments are most effective during the dormant season when your lawn and landscape are most susceptible to weeds taking root.

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Landscaping and lawns become infested with pests as they seek refuge from the heat during the summer months. If left untreated, by the fall, these critters will build a shelter to survive the winter, and come next spring they will propagate. Without a good treatment plan, your lawn and landscape can become overrun with weeds and unwanted grasses. If left untreated, it can be costly to cultivate a healthy lawn and landscape. West Termite offers pest control, including fleas, ticks, fire ants, gophers, and moles.

Our lawn and landscape programs provide your lawn nutrients and weed control to keep it looking its best. Many of our programs also include free service calls and if any problems crop up between scheduled treatments, we will provide additional services at no cost to you. Plus, West Termite, Pest & Lawn uses treatment methods that are safe for your children and pets. Talk with our lawn treatment experts today to schedule a free inspection.

With over 30 years of experience, we have the know-how to help keep your lawn and landscape looking beautiful. Our technicians have ongoing training to ensure you receive the best service in the business. All of our technicians receive continuous training to ensure the highest quality of work. Techs are also background and drug tested to provide safety and peace of mind for our customers.

What We Offer

Weed Control & Fertilization

We offer a variety of programs to fit your weed control and fertilization needs.

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Tree & Shrub

There are hundreds of insects and diseases that can attack your valuable landscaping.  Our tree and shrub program protects them from this, plus supplies them with proper fertilization.

Lawn Flea & Tick Control

Fleas and Ticks can be a problem to control with pets. Ticks can also cause health problems with several tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. This treatment also controls many other insects, such as spiders, chiggers, etc.

Core Aeration

Over time poor soil naturally becomes compacted, leaving the subsoil undesirable for healthy lawn growth. This process removes 3/4 inch round & 2-4inch deep plugs in the soil, improving the air, water, and nutrient exchange with the roots.

Mosquito Control

Don’t let Mosquitos keep you from enjoying the outdoors!

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Fescue Seeding

Fescue grass normally performs better in partial shade areas. Overseeding in fall is needed to maintain a thick & healthy turf. Fescue can thin out or even die due to heat stress or disease problems.

Grub Control

White grubs are the larval stage of several beetles found in our areas. They can cause damage to the root system of your lawn. Eliminating grubs can also have an effect on controlling moles since they are a food source.

Lawn Care FAQ

Many of our clients have questions about lawn care and lawn upkeep that they can perform between our services to keep their yards looking green and lovely. If you don’t see an answer to your questions about lawn care below, contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn – we’re happy to answer any questions you may have!

How Often Should I Mow My Lawn?

The answer to this question depends entirely on the circumstances – the type of grass, the amount of rain you’ve had recently, etc. Instead of a specific time, it’s best to set your lawn mowing schedule against how tall your grass is. You should only cut it once it has reached about four or five inches in height. If you mow your grass too short, it can damage the root systems and cause bald spots, thin your law, decrease drought resistance, and leave room for weeds to creep in. 

 To avoid cutting your lawn too short, set your mowing height to at least three inches and try to avoid cutting off more than ⅓ of the grass blade. For best results, make sure that your blade is sharp and leave your grass clippings (unless you have clumps) because they fertilize the soil as they decompose.

Should I Collect My Grass Clippings? 

If you have large clumps of clippings from cutting very tall grass, you may want to gather most of it to prevent the dense piles from blocking your lawn’s access to sunlight. But in general, it’s best to blow the clippings across your lawn and let them decompose naturally. This returns nutrients to the soil and helps your lawn grow more lush and green. 

How Often Should I Water My Lawn?

This depends on the season, but a healthy lawn needs about an inch of rain per week in the summer months. During dry weather or periods or draught, we suggest watering your lawn for an hour every five days. Remember, watering leads to healthy grass and healthy grass is your first line of defense against disease and weeds!

When grass is attempting to conserve water (which means it needs more), you’ll notice the blades folding over on themselves. If you can see your footprints on your lawn after you pass through it, it’s time for watering! The best time of day to water is in the early morning between 6 am and 10 am – if you water in the heat of the day the water can evaporate and burn your grass. 

 

I Have Dead Patches In My Lawn – What Do I Do?

Dead patches in your lawn are most often caused by either disease or drought. The best way to perform a little lawn care CPR is to remove the dead grass (and thus any disease), and cover the areas with a little topsoil. Then re-seed the area. Alternatively, you can aerate the area and over-seed the damaged patches. 

Just remember that in order for seeds to grow and take root they need plenty of water and nutrients! So stick to a strict watering regime while you’re repairing your lawn – until the grass reaches a good four to five inches in height. 

 

How Do I Get Rid of Wide-Bladed Grass in My Lawn?

First, determine that this is not crabgrass. If it is not crabgrass, you’re likely dealing with “quack grass,” or a similar perennial field grass. Unfortunately, quack grass can only be killed with “Round-Up” or a similar chemical product. 

This will kill all the grass and plants in the area, so be very careful about how you treat the quack grass. You’ll need a targeted sprayer to spray the area and about a foot around it in all directions to ensure it has been killed. Make sure it has died (takes about five to ten days) and then tear it up, cover in topsoil, and re-seed.

Can Dog Waste Damage Your Lawn?

Unfortunately, yes. While feces generally decomposes on its own, large amounts of it can smother grass and cause dead spots on your lawn. The best way to avoid this is to pick up at least once a week. 

Canine urine can also cause damage to your lawn. The nitrates present in their urine literally burn the grass and can kill it to the roots. You can attempt to rake thoroughly, water heavily, and re-seed as a defense, and some people recommend sprinkling the area with gypsum to absorb the urine – but this requires you to be present every time your animal goes to the bathroom. The best defense in this case is a good offense. Do everything you can to keep your lawn healthy and it may be able to better resist the damage or your dog’s defecations. 

 

 

Ant

Having fire ants in your lawn can lead to dead grass and also exposes you to irritating bites on your skin or your pets. These pests can also make their way into your home. Our experts are trained to find and eradicate fire ants from your lawn, and West Termite offers preventative services for your lawn.