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Why is my lawn turning white?

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May 15, 2018
why is my lawn turning white

It’s that time of year again: the phone calls and emails are pouring in, asking us…

Why is my lawn turning white?

I could try making some witty joke about how after a while, your lawn starts to age just like we do (get it? gray hair?), but that wouldn’t be funny OR the truth. Having a white lawn isn’t something to be concerned about–it actually means the product we just put down is doing its job!

What our first lawn treatment of the year does

First and foremost, the first lawn treatment of the year helps green up your lawn and bring it back to life after the dormancy of winter. The second goal of our first lawn treatment is to put down a pre- and post-emergent weed control application. At Paradise Lawns, we only use organically acceptable and reduced-risk (as determined by the EPA) weed control products. The pre-emergent is like a proactive method of preventing the weeds that haven’t had the right conditions to germinate yet. The post-emergent application is to kill off the weeds that have already germinated, primarily dandelions.

It’s in this pre- and post-emergent part of the first application of the year that turns your lawn white…but only temporarily. We use what’s called Tenacity®, which is great for both established lawns and newly seeded turf. So why is your lawn turning white? The main ingredient of Tenacity® is derived from the bottlebrush plant, which actually disrupts the photosynthesis process–thus turning the existing weeds in your lawn white.

Our promise of being more environmentally friendly

Because our goal at Paradise Lawns is to help your lawn be safe for your family and pets, you can trust our use of Tenacity® on your lawn to be safe AND environmentally friendly! We’re doing our part so you can, too.

Dave–I need to talk to you about your lawn maintenance plans!

Awesome! Simply complete the form on this page, call Dave at 402-612-1527, or send us a message. We still have some room left in our schedule to include your property in this year’s comprehensive lawn care treatment plan!

Using your lawn to keep your family safe: ant, flea, and tick prevention

May 1, 2018
ant, flea, and tick prevention, omaha lawn care

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, right? We know that you take special precautions with your pets to keep them healthy and happy. Did you know that you can use your yard to help prevent an ant, flea, and tick outbreak as well?

Using your yard for ant, flea, and tick prevention

Just as you replace your pet’s flea and tick prevention collars, you can also use your yard as a prevention method, too! We use a safe ant, flea, and tick prevention product called Cedar Oil to treat our clients’ yards for these pest-y insects. While ants are mostly just a bother, fleas and ticks are expert carriers of diseases. The more prevention early on, the less hassle later.

Use of Cedar Oil for ant, flea, and tick prevention

Paradise Lawns is proud to carry an OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute)-approved Cedar Oil to use in our organic lawn care services in the Omaha metro. Each Cedar Oil treatment lasts about 4-6 weeks, so we will bid your yard with this in mind. It’s especially beneficial for your family if you choose not to use flea and tick collars for your pets. Having a safe, chemical-free way to guard your home against ants, fleas, and ticks is possible–and you can use your own lawn as your first line of defense!

Add this service to my bill!

It’s easy–contact Dave at 402-612-1527 or send us a message. We’d love to discuss how our Cedar Oil Lawn Treatment can benefit your lawn, your family, and your fur-babies!