In Texas, lawn care services like fertilization and weed control are key to maintaining a beautiful, green turf. To get the most out of either service, however, it's important that you pair them together. When you fertilize your lawn without applying a weed control treatment, you risk the weeds in your lawn benefiting from the fertilizer and growing. Similarly, when you apply a weed control treatment without fertilizing your lawn, you fail to provide your lawn with the essential nutrients it will need to thrive. Ideally, you should hire a company to complete both services for you to save you the hassle of doing it yourself. Keep reading to learn more about these two services!

You risk nourishing the weeds in your lawn when you only fertilize.

Dandelions in a fertilized lawn in Rockwall, TX.

When your lawn is fertilized during a fertilization service, it is nourished with the nutrients it needs to grow strong and healthy. This can do wonders; however, if weeds are lurking in your grass, fertilizing could also encourage these weeds to grow stronger and bigger. As your grass attempts to absorb the ingredients, the weeds that are nearby can then grow by stealing the nutrients in the fertilizer.

In the long run, this can spell a disaster! Stronger weeds can produce more seeds, compete more efficiently, and steal more space from your grass. It's important you consider this when planning to schedule a fertilization service. Ideally, you should pair it with a weed control treatment to help your lawn make the most of the fertilizer you applied.

Common weeds in Texas include thistle, dandelion, and dollarweed. All of these can spread aggressively.

A weed control treatment can't provide your lawn with essential nutrients.

Unhealthy lawn in Rockwall, TX.

Weed control treatments can diminish the presence of weeds in your lawn, but the service won't always solve all of your lawn's problems because your turf may still need essential nutrients to help it out. This is especially true if weeds were actively stealing space and nutrients from your grass, leaving your turf in a vulnerable position without the nutrients it needed.

After a weed outbreak, your lawn can become more susceptible to lawn disease, insects, and even harsh weather elements. Ideally, you should use fertilizer too to strengthen its roots, immunity, and health.

Hire a lawn care company to apply fertilizer and weed control to make your life easier!

You should always hire a lawn care company to perform both your fertilization and weed control services if you want to properly eradicate weeds and nourish your lawn. Unfortunately, both these tasks are time-consuming and tedious because you need to take time out of your day to apply the treatments, and you may even risk committing a few common mistakes while doing so!

Professionals will know how much of each application your lawn needs, and they will apply both treatments following a strict weed control and fertilization schedule that meets the needs of your specific lawn. This can help ensure that your turf is weed-free and has all of the nutrients that it needs to thrive.

The most common nutrients found in fertilizer are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Call us today to sign up for our weed control and fertilization program!

Fertilizer is most effective when paired with a weed control treatment. At Arboreal Lawn & Landscape, we offer a fertilization and weed control program that will provide your lawn with all of the nutrients it needs to thrive while keeping it free of weeds! Call us at (972) 521-6227 to sign up for our weed control and fertilization program! During the service, our professionals utilize quality herbicides and fertilizers to nourish and treat your lawn at the same time. We service Rockwall, Wylie, Rowlett, and nearby areas in Texas.