Weed Control Services

Keeping weeds out of your yard is key when it comes to keeping it lush and green, but taking the right approach to weed control can be just as important. Here are some of the most important things to know about why weed control matters, the types of weed control treatments you have to choose from, and Green Envy Lawn Care's options for killing and preventing weeds in your lawn or garden!

Importance of Weed Control in Maintaining a Healthy Lawn or Garden

Weeds are unwanted plants that hoard water, fertilizer, and other resources, preventing your grass, flowers, and vegetables from getting the nourishment they need to thrive. This means that weeds left to grow as they please eventually take over and reduce the appearance and overall health of the plants you want. Significantly overgrown weeds can even kill other plants, so having an effective weed control strategy is an important step in keeping your yard or garden beautiful and functional.

Types of Weed Control Services

Choosing the right type of weed control is vital to getting rid of your weeds and keeping them from coming back because weeds of varying ages and species tend to respond better to certain methods, ingredients, and schedules than others. Our team can assess the specific types of weeds that are most prominent in your lawn or garden and how they have responded to previous attempts at getting rid of them to make recommendations for the option most likely to provide the desired results. Here are some of the most common types of weed control services and some of the most important details to consider when deciding which option is the most appropriate.


Pre-emergent herbicides are applied before weeds germinate to keep them from showing up in the first place. While quality pre-emergent herbicides are a highly effective choice for stopping weeds before they start, they are not designed to kill existing weeds. This means they are not typically used as a first defense against known weeds. We will likely recommend trying another option if you already have weeds and switching to pre-emergent herbicides before the next growing season begins. The timing of the application of these herbicides plays a crucial role in their overall effectiveness. These herbicides should generally be applied 6-8 weeks before weeds are expected to germinate for maximum effectiveness.


Post-emergent herbicides kill weeds that have already begun to grow. These herbicides stop existing weeds from growing once they come in contact with them, but they are ineffective for preventing weeds. To obtain the most thorough results, post-emergent herbicides should generally be applied before weeds begin to succeed.


Traditional herbicides can present similar dangers to pets and children who spend time in your yard, and these hazards can also spread throughout your neighborhood once they enter your groundwater. Organic weed control is a safer alternative to harsh chemicals that may be unsafe to ingest or cause other illnesses with repeated exposure.

Choose the Green Envy Program Package That Is Right for You

Green Envy offers a variety of weed treatment packages that help us most effectively keep the specific types of weeds that grow in your yard under control. Our ongoing programs work to manage weeds throughout the year by providing treatments during each stage of the growing season as frequently as your unique situation needs them. These options include:

  • Maintenance Program (7 visits per season)
  • Standard Program (8 visits per season plus grub control)
  • Premium Program (9 visits per season plus grub control and lime)
  • Premium PLUS Program (11 visits per season plus grub control, lime, and 2 pest control applications)
  • Organic Program (applications of our organic products instead of traditional herbicides)

Make Your Lawn the Envy of the Neighborhood With Green Envy Lawn Care

At Green Envy Lawn Care, we help homeowners in the greater St. Louis area take the most efficient steps possible to keep their lawns beautiful and weed-free. Suppose you have attempted to treat weeds on your own only to have them reappear as quickly as you got rid of them one too many times. In that case, our team can take a more strategic approach to determining the best weed control service and treatment schedule for the specific types of weeds you are dealing with. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of choosing our #1 professional weed control services or to start your new weed treatment program!


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