Weed Xtinguishers’ clients are often concerned about the effects of rainfall on their chemically enhanced lawns. The amount of water lawn chemicals are exposed to can alter the effectiveness of the solution. To ensure your lawn is receiving exceptional care, you should understand how our chemicals work, as well as the purpose behind the various types of application.
Lawn care applications come in two forms: granule and liquid. We use both options to combat particular threats and provide general nutrients necessary for the health of your lawn. Let’s take a closer look at the two application methods to gain an understanding of how our lawn care experts use them to enhance your lawn.
Fertilizer is the most common type of granule application, other options include insecticides or antifungal treatments. Granule applications help suppress diseases and are very water resilient.
These applications work best when watered into your lawn, as they begin to dissolve or activate once water has made contact. As soon as these products dissolve, they soak into the ground where the grass absorbs their nutrients.
Manufacturer’s experience informs us that it takes four inches of rainfall in a short period of time (approximately 24 hours) to wash out the treatment. Though the solution is water resilient, the granules themselves do not break down faster with more rainfall. In fact, flash flooding or pooling water cause concern as they can move granules from their intended location resulting in poor coverage across the lawn. Due to this issue, we do our best to reschedule applications when we know your yard will receive large amounts of rain.
Liquid applications are similar to granular applications but differ due to liquid chemicals being active, therefore, ready to work as soon as they are mixed. As a precaution, we recommend either waiting until the chemical is dry or watering the products into the soil before allowing children and pets on the lawn.
The drying process is relatively quick, taking 15 to 30 minutes after the treatment is applied. But to ensure safety, general lawn care practices suggest an hour wait time before touching the lawn once the solution has been distributed. Allowing the chemical enough time to thoroughly dry removes the chance of you or your family member having it transferred onto your clothes or skin.
Our technicians will not apply liquid treatments while rain is actively falling. But because of the rapid dry time, it is possible to treat in-between storms. This method is just as effective due to the chemical being absorbed by the soil or target plants with the help of moisture, this process is known as the chemical becoming rain-fasted.
To ensure both our granule and liquid treatments are effective, we use a handy rainfall map. It accurately determines if you have received more than four inches of rain within a 24 hour period, informing our team if we need to reschedule a visit.
Lastly, our services come with a satisfaction guarantee. We are committed to providing you with results that add value and comfort to your home. Most of our lawn treatments yield results in 10 to 14 days. If you are not happy with the results that come after two weeks, just let us know, we will come back to make it right.