Here’s Why You Need BOTH Fertilization & Weed Control for Your Lawn

When you’re looking into lawn care services for your lawn, two of the biggest services you likely hear about are fertilization and weed control. Fertilization provides your lawn with the nutrients it needs to thrive while weed control – you guessed it – controls the weeds on your lawn. While both of these lawn care services are great, doing one without the other can be a waste of time and money. For example, only utilizing a fertilizer can lead to out-of-control weeds because they are feeding on the nutrients you are replenishing into your turf. Likewise, weed control without fertilizer means that your grass could still be lacking essential nutrients. If you utilize both fertilization and weed control treatments together, you can more successfully achieve a healthier, more beautiful lawn.

Only using fertilizer leads to out-of-control weeds.

The most significant advantage of using fertilizer is that it replenishes the nutrients your turf requires to thrive. However, relying on fertilizer as your primary lawn care treatment is a bad idea for that exact reason; the weeds that are overrunning your yard need nutrients to survive as well, and when you only fertilize your lawn, you are directly feeding those key nutrients to your weeds as well as your grass.

Only relying on fertilization rather than both fertilization and weed control can also lead to heavy germination of the weeds you already have; this means that not only are the weeds you already have growing, but new ones are beginning to sprout and overtake your yard. Nobody wants to give their weed infestation a double dose of growth hormones! By adding weed control treatments to your lawn care regimen in addition to fertilization, you will get rid of the bad growth that you do not want while replenishing the good growth that you do want.

Only using weed control could leave your grass lacking nutrients.

The key benefit of utilizing weed control treatments is that you can control which plants are removed from your yard and which ones stay; they also take away the hassle of having to get down on your hands and knees to pull the weeds yourself, which can be stressful and strenuous. So, on the plus side, you are getting rid of unwanted overgrowth. However, by only tackling the weeds on your lawn and not fertilizing it, your grass could potentially still be lacking in essential nutrients. These nutrients can typically only be replenished through the act of fertilization.

Although removing weeds from your lawn will help your grass because it will not have to compete for nutrients, it still will not have the right nutrients to thrive. That’s why it is so essential to combine fertilization with weed control. When you choose to invest in both of these services, you will end up with a weed-free yard that will have the nutrients that it needs to thrive.

Give us a call today to schedule our fertilization and weed control services.

While both fertilization and weed control are key components of maintaining your lawn’s overall health and appearance, most homeowners are unaware of how advantageous they are as a team. Without one or the other, you are neglecting important parts of your lawn care. At J&C Lawn Care, we offer a package that includes both weed control and fertilization treatments. We offer this service to property owners in Gresham, Happy Valley, Troutdale, OR and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (971) 284-2035 to schedule our fertilization and weed control service. We look forward to working with you to give you a healthy and weed-free lawn!