Coon Rapids, Minnesota - April, 11 2012. Weeds are the bane of every homeowner wanting a thick, beautiful green lawn. With their resilience, they seem to pop up every summer and defy removal. Applying a preemergent herbicide at a critical time in the spring means avoiding having to treat for weeds in the middle of a hot and dry summer.
As Jim Metzger, Director of Sales and Co-Owner of Rock Solid Landscape & Irrigation explains, "soil temperature is the critical ingredient to pre-emergent herbicide application. We monitor the temperature daily so we can treat customer's lawns at exactly the right time in the spring. Applying it at the wrong time wastes our customers’ money and leaves plenty of weeds behind."
Preemergent herbicides target weed seeds and prevent their germination. By preventing the seed from germinating, early lawn treatments help avoid the need to spot treat the yard later in the year. But the timing is critical. Herbicides applied too early will either be washed away by rain, or fail to target key growth cells within the weed seed. Applied too late, and the seed will have germinated before the preemergent can work.
Shawn Anderson, Rock Solid's Director of Operations and Co-Owner notes "since the timing of a preemergent herbicide is critical to the success of the treatment, we don't follow a pre-determined schedule. We can wait until exactly the right moment for application and still service all our customers promptly.”
Rock Solid has also taken the important step of ensuring homeowner safety by always having licensed and certified team members overseeing the application process.
By treating for weeds now, homeowners will save money this summer – and have time enjoy the beautiful results.
Rock Solid Landscape & Irrigation offers customers the finest in lawn care and maintenance services, sprinkler installation and maintenance, landscape and patio design, and bulk landscaping supplies. They are licensed, certified and have over 25 years of combined experience serve clients in the west, northwest and north Twin Cities metro areas. They serve the communities of Coon Rapids, Elk River, Blaine, Mounds View, Champlin, Anoka, Maple Grove, and surrounding areas.
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Rock Solid Landscape Supplies & Irrigation, Inc. offers it’s customers a wide selection of landscape supplies for the do-it-yourselfer.
If you need help from a full service professional, we have an experienced irrigation crew and a landscape crew to design and install any size project. All products are on display in Rock Solid’s showroom; conveniently located at the intersection of Hwy 610 & Coon Rapids Blvd.