All our technicians are NPTC tested to allow them to spray commercial grade weedkillers. Using weedkillers or selective herbicides on a lawn will produce quick results and most weeds will disappear in around 4 weeks. There are always stubborn offenders that may need a further dose to give a complete kill. We charge to kill the weeds in any one season NOT per application – so if we do not succeed the first time, we will return to complete the job free of charge. Once your lawn is weed free, it is a good idea to keep an eye out for offenders when mowing. This way removal by hand can be cheaper, quicker, and better for the environment.
There is only one real offender that does not respond to treatment and that is “Mind Your Own Business” or Helxine soleirolii. This weed rarely responds to selective herbicides and sometimes resists total herbicides. However, if you have an infestation the best option is to try to kill what you can, remove as much remaining matter as carefully as possible by skimming the surface of the soil and disposing of it, and then re-turfing.