Crabgrass is a “grass weed” not a broadleaf weed and cannot be controlled or eradicated by a broadleaf spray. Treating crabgrass is a time specific service that is only effective in the spring once the soil warms up and reaches a specific temperature.
Start the Spring out weed free! Contact Empire Spray today.
Keep your flower and shrub beds free from weeds and your hands free to do more important tasks.
Our flower and shrub bed treatment process includes the application of a preemergent product on the ground where established plants grow which suppresses seed germination through the season.
Recommended Treatment Schedule
March – June
Important Treatment Facts
Bare ground Treatments control all vegetation growth throughout the season in areas that do not have other established plants growing such as parking areas, driveways, walking paths, rocked areas, etc.
Our bare-ground treatments will improve the curb appeal at your home or business and eliminate this chore from your to-do list!
March – June
Types of Areas Treated
Bare ground treatments can be used to create a “firewise” perimeter around your home and outbuildings.
Visit Spokane County’s noxious weed control website to learn more about county regulations.
Responsible land owners do their part to reduce the spread of invasive weeds.
Negative Effects Include:
Different kinds of weeds will die at different rates of time. Generally, you will see signs of dying between 7-10 days after application. Signs to look for are curling stem, curled leaf edges, discoloration of leaves and/or flowers. Keep this in mind the weeds did not grow overnight so they are not going to die overnight.
No. The products we use are scientifically designed to be "rain-fast". In layman's terms, the product spreads, sticks, and absorbs upon contact with a plant and cannot be washed away. To further enhance and ensure product performance and success we include a surfactant product.
We do ask that you make sure your sprinklers have completed their cycle by 7 am the day you are scheduled for a weed spray. If your sprinklers are running when we arrive, we will not spray, and it could be weeks before we can be scheduled come back.
You could water your lawn as soon as we leave. The products we use are scientifically designed to be "rain-fast". Rain-fast means the product spreads, sticks, and absorbs upon contact with a plant and cannot be washed away. To further enhance and ensure product performance and success we include a surfactant product.
It doesn’t matter either way. Of course, we do not want to arrive at the same time you or your mow service is mowing the lawn. It is great if you can avoid mowing the day before and/or the day after the weeds spray, but certainly not necessary.
It is best to wait 30 minutes to 1 hour after application of weed spray depending on how warm the temperature it that day.
No. Studies have been conducted to find out not only if a dog can become ill after eating treated grass but also how much. The conclusion was that a dog would need to eat a 1,000-foot area of treated grass before it would show signs of illness.
No. The weed spray only kills actively growing broadleaf weeds that exist at the time of application.
Crabgrass is not a broadleaf plant. It is considered a grassweed. The broadleaf weed Spray is a "Select" spray. This is why we can apply it on your entire lawn and only kill the weeds.