It’s not uncommon this time of year to see some unusual landscaping: lawns scattered throughout neighborhoods that have a blue color, or in some cases even a neon green. What’s up with that?
Basically, it is just a dye that some companies add to their weed control applications. The color adds nothing to the effectiveness of the products being sprayed. The added dye doesn’t cause the weeds to die faster or disappear sooner. It doesn’t make the pre-emergent herbicide last longer, and it doesn’t cause the grass to come out of dormancy quicker. It does, however, make a mess on concrete and fences. Generally, the color breaks down quickly in sunlight, but until that happens, you are stuck with it.
So if there is no real value to the turf, why do some companies use it? Some companies use it as a training tool for new, untrained employees to learn how to cover the entire lawn adequately with a sprayer. Others use it as an advertising method, hoping that if homeowners see their neighbor’s yard all of sudden turn blue, that they will call and want theirs turned blue too.
Green Group companies never use turf dye.
Green Group companies don’t make a practice of using a blue dye in Round 1 weed control applications. Rather than investing in dyes, we use that money to invest in the best pre-emergent herbicides available. We also greatly invest in training our associates so that they are educated and skilled in proper application techniques. When you combine the best employees in the industry with top of the line pre and post-emergent weed killers and liquid fertilizers, there is no doubt that Green Group companies will ensure that your lawn performs at its best.
When growing season begins, soil temperatures will start warming up and you will be mowing the lawn again before you know it. Remember to mow according to your grass type this time of year. Scalp warm-season grasses like Bermudagrass short in order to remove the layer of dormant turf, and let cool season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass, grow longer. If you haven’t scheduled your Round 1 Pre-Emergent application to prevent crabgrass the time to get it done is in early spring before germination has occurred.
For a weed-free, beautiful green lawn this summer, give the lawn care experts from Green Group a call!