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!