One of the biggest problems with even the very best weed killer is that people so often apply it incorrectly. Even when a homeowner entrusts their weed problem to a professional, lawn care companies field a ton of calls from dissatisfied customers who don’t understand why the weeds are not gone yet. Handling a weed problem takes time, no matter which product you use or who applies it. But you may still be wondering: why does it take so long for my weeds to die?
You Are Using the Wrong Kind of Weed Killer
If you already have a pretty serious weed problem in your lawn, a general weed-and-feed type product will probably have little effect on your weeds. These kinds of products are typically better suited to be used as a pre-emergent, rather than a broadleaf weed control solution. If you scatter a weed-and-feed around your yard expecting your dandelions to drop dead by sunrise, you will be disappointed.
Granular vs. Liquid Weed Killers
Another thing to consider is whether you choose granular or liquid weed killer products. The granular kind takes far longer to work…and honestly, in many situations, it’s far less effective. A product that’s sprayed directly onto foliage might still take some time to work but it will probably beat out a granular product in the long run.
It Simply Takes Time for Weeds to Die
The main reason why people tend to over-apply weed killers is because it takes time for these products to choke out a weed. It’s just how the best weed killers are designed to work. Some weeds absorb the product faster than others. Some products are designed to penetrate faster than the rest.
But people get impatient at the slow pace, they apply more and more product, and next thing you know there are dead patches of grass (and weeds) all over the lawn. Plus, certain formulas and concentrations are better suited to various weed situations; consult with your local lawn care expert to make sure you are using the best weed killer for your lawn.
The Best Weed Killers for Atlanta Lawns
With over three decades of experience eradicating weeds in Atlanta’s lawns, Kemko knows the best way to handle whatever kind of weed situation is brewing in your yard. And just as any expert worth their salt will tell you, sticking to a smart lawn care program is the best line of defense against weeds.
Careful watering, fertilizing, aerating, and trimming schedules can go a long way toward preventing a weed infestation in your lawn. Kemko’s team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals can help you get your turf back on track this spring. You could have the lush, healthy, weed-free lawn your dream of this year!
Call us at 770-466-6113 to schedule the best weed killer application available in your area.