Herbicide Treatments

See only uniform grass when you look across your lawn. Herbicide treatments prevent weeds from creating unsightly patches in your lawn.

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2019 Herbicide Program

This article is intended to educate existing and prospective customers about our 2019 herbicide program. This program is designed to prevent and treat weeds most common to central Maryland lawns. We want to use the least amount of chemicals possible to achieve a great...

Common Violet: Identification and Treatment

Common violet is a very persistent weed in shady Mid-Atlantic lawns. It is easy to identify with it's heart shaped leaves and purple flowers. Getting rid of it is a little harder, though. Common violet, or meadow violet, is common in shady lawns. You will usually find...

Clover

To most homeowners, clover is an unwelcomed pest that ruins their perfect lawn. However, clover has some pretty cool characteristics that you don't normally see in plants of any kind. Learn a little more about this lawn pest and decide for yourself if clover is a...

Control Weeds in Your Lawn with Quinclorac

Most homeowners struggle with crabgrass and other grassy weeds. In the summer crabgrass can be a big issue. You want to achieve the perfect lawn, but how can you be sure that you are using the right herbicide? Even if you do pick the right product, you need to make...

What does Integrate Pest Management Mean for Green Thumb?

“Integrated pest management” (IPM) is probably a new term for most homeowners. It’s a relatively new term to landscapers and the lawn care industry, too. Heavy research on the topic began around the 1970’s. If you are interested in the history of pest control Penn...

Should I Use a Post-emergent or Pre-emergent Herbicide?

"Post-emergent" and "pre-emergent" are terms used on my blog, and many other lawn and gardening blogs. To clear things up, here is the difference. Post-emergent herbicides work AFTER (post) the emergence of weeds. If you have weeds that are already growing in your...

Everything you need to know about crabgrass this summer

Crabgrass Info Crabgrass is a common nuisance in lawns across the country. A lot of homeowners battle this grassy weed each year. Before you take action, you should correctly identify the pest. A lot of our customers think they have crabgrass, but they actually have a...