Weed Control

By: Eco Gro Lawn Care  09-12-2011
Keywords: lawn care, Weed Control, Weeds

A weed can be defined as any plant growing in a place it is not wanted. Weeds are opportunistic plants that compete with your lawn for space, water, nutrients and sunlight. A thick, vigorous, healthy lawn is your best defence against weed invasion. A dense stand of turf can compete successfully with weed seedlings for light and nutrients thereby minimizing weeds within your lawn. Weed invasion can be kept at bay with a lawn care fertilization program and proper cultural practices.

Homeowners who demand fewer weeds must resort to a program or application which includes the use of herbicidesWe offer the following services included in most of our programs to control weeds.

We offer two solutions:

Pre- emergent grassy weed control – applied before weed seeds germinate (corn gluten meal products) applied in the spring or late summer as needed.  

Post-emergent broad leaf weed control -  applied when weeds are actively growing in the spring summer and fall.

Dandelion before FIESTA application

Dandelion sprayed showing visible signs of distress. 24hr after FIESTA application.


FIESTA™ is a fast acting selective bio-rationale herbicide. Developed by Neudorff North America for broad leaf weed control such as danelions. It is made from naturally occurring Iron (Fe) that has been chelated to form FeHEDTA. It works as a selective weed control herbicide and will not kill the grass it is sprayed on when used properly. It’s been proven and provides good results on many different types of weeds.

  • it works extremely fast and control results are expected in less than 48 hours!
  • it is  spot applied rather than blanket sprayed
  • it is odourless and orange in colour!

Crack and Crevice:

Unsightly weeds can grow in the most hostile environment like cracks and crevices within sidewalks, driveways, mulched cedar beds and stone landscaped areas.

The government agency that regulates herbicides (the PMRA) is very clear that any product that is used to kill weeds needs to be registered under the Pest Control Products Act. It is illegal to sell or use an unregistered product to kill weeds. We utilize only commercial grade registered products sold to licensed operators to control weeds. They are always applied at the appropriate times to achieve the best results.

Keywords: Herbicides, lawn care, Weed Control, Weeds

Other products and services from Eco Gro Lawn Care


Organic Top Dressing

Organic matter in soil allows air water and nutrients to enter the root zone of the plants we are growing and holds it there for later consumption by the plant. Organic fertilizers and dressing replenish this organic matter as it breaks down and feeds your plants at the same time. We offer several products that we can spread on your lawn to add organic matter. Rich in humus with the ability to hold 9 times their weight in moisture.


Fertilizer Programs & Overview

We choose to use only professional premium fertilizer products in granular form that incorporate innovative design with agronomics to produce a proprietary coating process. All seasonal programs are designed and developed to create a healthy lawn and safe environment by focusing on proper nutrients, proper care and promoting plant health.


Over seeding & Slit Seeding

Slit over seeding is also a great way to introduce new cultivars of rye and fescue grass with endophytes properties to combat the damage caused by leaf-feeding insects. Over seeding is a method of thickening a lawn that has become thin or damaged by insects, diseases, weeds, drought, excessive traffic or other types of damage.


Aeration / Lawn Core Aerating

Lawn aeration allows more oxygen and nutrients to reach the roots, helps old grasses decompose faster, improves root structure and increases your lawns resistance to drought. Aerating is the process of removing small plugs of soil and thatch from your lawn to encourage new root growth. The decomposition process can be speed up by mowing your lawn more frequently once the cores have dried out.


Lawn Pest Control

Did you know that certain varieties of turf grass such as Fiesta III Perennial Ryegrass contain a fungus called an 'endophyte' which gives the plant a natural resistance to sucking insects such as chinch bug. If your lawn also display signs of being torn up, this is usually a grub problem and the result of nocturnal animals such as skunks and raccoons feeding on the grubs.