First Choice Lawan 1309 N HWY. 66    |    Catoosa, OK 74015
230 NE Katherine    |    Bartlesvile, OK 74006
PH: (918) 836-8845
(918) 336-5296
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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What causes round brown spots in a lawn?
Answer: You might have Spring Dead Spots, which is a condition caused by a fungus that can kill the grass during the winter months. A fungicide treatment is costly but not very effective. The turf will gradually improve with regular applications of fertilizer and heavy watering.

Question: Why is it so difficult to get rid of some weeds like crabgrass and nutsedge?
Answer: Nutsedge and crabgrass are notorious for the amount of seeds they produce. The best approach to controlling these two weeds is to address the problem before the seeds have a chance to sprout. 1st Choice uses a pre-emergent herbicide that controls 85-90% of the population and a post-emergent is used to control those that do sprout.

Question: I had a pre-emergent herbicide sprayed on my lawn. Why am I seeing dandelions in my lawn?
Answer: The most effective way to control weeds is to have a dense, vigorous, healthy turf. Perennial broadleaf weeds have the ability to reproduce from plant parts in the soil and from new incoming seeds. A preemergent for dandelions is expensive and does not achieve cost-effective results. Therefore, dandelions are treated with a post-emergent herbicide.

Question: Why do I still have weeds when I am on a lawn program?
Answer: Pre-emergent herbicides primarily control henbit, chickweed, crabgrass, foxtail and poa annua. But it is not 100% effective. In addition, the pre-emergent only stays in the soil for 60-90 days, depending on soil temperature. There will be seeds that germinate and a post-emergent herbicide must be sprayed on those weeds. Weed seeds are transferred to lawns throughout the year. That is why we spray for weeds each time we do a lawn treatment.

Question: When is the best time of the day to water and how often should I water?
Answer: Lawns, especially Fescue lawns, should be watered in the morning hours 2-3 times a week. Each watering should put down about one inch of moisture.

Question: When is the best time to over-seed my Fescue lawn?
Answer: Seeding is best done in September. You can over-seed bare spots with Rye or Fescue and inter-seed an existing turf that has become thinned due to disease or overuse.

Question: What are the benefits of aerating a lawn and how often should it be done?
Answer: Soil compaction impedes the circulation of air, water and nutrients to the grass roots. This causes the grass to not grow as it should and allows weeds to flourish. The frequency of aerating depends on the degree of compaction. High traffic areas may need to be aerated more often. Generally, once or twice a year is very beneficial.

Question: What can you do to stop moles from digging up my yard?
Answer: Generally, moles dig in a yard looking for food. One of their favorite foods is grub worms. Two effective ways to get rid of moles are to kill their food source by spraying an insecticide on the lawn so they look elsewhere, or kill the moles by placing treated bait in active trails.

Question: Can you spray a lawn to help prevent fleas from getting on my dog?
Answer: We spray lawns with an insecticide that kills fleas and ticks on contact. A lawn should be sprayed twice about 14-21 days apart. The first spraying kills the existing fleas and ticks; the second spraying kills new fleas and ticks that mature from deposited larva eggs.

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