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Finding the best lawn care service for your needs can be a daunting task, but with Irish Green Lawn Care in Oklahoma City, we're here to help. We understand the importance of a well-maintained lawn and have compiled four tips to help you find the best lawn care service. Get a free quote today.

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Pre-emergent season has arrived in Oklahoma! And the crowds cheer (O.K. maybe only in my head). But these pre-emergent applications are the back-bone to all weed control programs. Pre-emergents keep a lot of weeds from coming up in the Spring and early Summer.

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It's pre-emergent season! Pre-emergents should be applied as early as possible in the year to prevent weeds from coming up in the first place. If you've been thinking about getting weed control treatments, now is the best time to start! Now, you may be asking, "what are pre-emergents?" Pre-emergents are chemicals that create a barrier in the soil, preventing any and all weed seeds from germinating in the first place. They last several weeks after each application, and by the time the season is over for them, your grass has come out of dormancy from the winter. Your lawn is now ready to soak up fertilizer and nutrients to THRIVE and prevent crabgrass and other prevalent weeds from having free rein.

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Summer is almost over! School has started and before we know it Thanksgiving will be just around the corner. But before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk about what the season changing means for your lawn. As the temperature gets colder, the grass becomes dormant. This is why Bermuda grass goes from green to a pale brown. Round 5 is essential for the health of your lawn.

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Info About Bermuda Grass:

  • The most popular grass in Oklahoma for sunny areas is Bermuda
  • But Bermuda grass does NOT grow well in shady areas (under trees or sides shaded by the house)
  • SOLUTION: fescue grass is popular in Oklahoma for shady areas of the lawn
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Grassy weeds are just like zombies. Green, mean, and hard to get rid of. The good news is that we have an additional treatment program for Grassy Weeds!

Grassy Weed applications are specifically for grassy weeds such as dallisgrass, johnson grass, and certain types of hardy stickers found in some lawns that will not stay killed off with regular commercial weed control. These applications are an optional two application treatments. These treatments are applied between the Round 4 and Round 5 summer applications.

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You give your lawn plenty of love throughout the year, but your trees and shrubs need some love as well! We have the three top benefits of our tree and shrub program.

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If you live in Oklahoma, chances are you have seen or heard of grub worms. They are thick, white worms that have small yellow heads and live in the soil.

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Spring is here! We love the warm weather and fresh greenery that spring brings.

What we don't love is flea and tick season. If you have dogs and/or spend a lot of time in your outdoor spaces during the warmer months, our flea and tick treatments are a great solution for an itchy problem.

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1st Step: 4 Pre and Post-emergents per year, applied fall and early winter, are the backbone to any weed control program

  • Pre-emergents will keep many weeds (but not all) from coming up in the first place. Different chemicals are applied at different times of the year. Additionally, we modify are program each year based on many factors: issues with resistance to specific active ingredients, amounts of rain we have been receiving, and temperatures. Especially here in Central Oklahoma, one year can be quite different then previous years.
  • Post-emergents are used to kill weeds that either there is no pre-emergent to keep them from coming up (dandelions, nutsedge) and/or weeds that have broken through the pre-emergent.
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Aerations are a very popular service in the lawn care world! Many claim that an aeration is the secret weapon to a beautiful lawn in Oklahoma. But what is an aeration? Why would you need one?

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Stickers/Goat heads/Sandburs are an annual grassy weed that, if left alone, WILL cause havoc in your lawn. Stickers germinate in the spring and continue to be a nuisance during the summer until the first hard freeze.

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Pre-emergent season has arrived in Oklahoma! And the crowds cheer (O.K. maybe only in my head). But these pre-emergent applications are the back-bone to all weed control programs. Pre-emergents keep a lot of weeds from coming up in the Spring and early Summer.

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It's time for dormant oil treatments!

If you love crape mytrles (as we do) and have any on your property, we HIGHLY recommend a Dormant Oil treatment for your crapemyrtles in approximately January. The dormant oil application is recommended to control crape myrtle bark scale, which in the past has spread through the OKC metro like wildfire. If you have any questions regarding Crape Myrtle Bark Scale or would like to get on the schedule for this treatment, please email Shar at smclaughlin@irishgreenlawncare.com (Tale-tell signs of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale: black soot and small white felt-like...

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Whew!

2022 went by fast! Have you started your New Year's resolution yet? If not, don't feel bad, you are NOT alone! A new study says that about 1 out of 5 people are "chronic procrastinators" (according to Dr. Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University and a leading international researcher in the study of procrastination at DePaul’s Center for Social, Personality and Community Research).

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Info About Bermuda Grass:

  • The most popular grass in Oklahoma for sunny areas is Bermuda
  • But Bermuda grass does NOT grow well in shady areas (under trees or sides shaded by the house)
  • SOLUTION: fescue grass is popular in Oklahoma for shady areas of the lawn
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You give your lawn plenty of love throughout the year, but your trees and shrubs need some love as well! We have the three top benefits of our tree and shrub program.

more
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If you live in Oklahoma, chances are you have seen or heard of grub worms. They are thick, white worms that have small yellow heads and live in the soil.

more
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Spring is here! We love the warm weather and fresh greenery that spring brings. What we don't love is flea and tick season. If you have dogs and/or spend a lot of time in your outdoor spaces during the warmer months, our flea and tick treatments are a great solution for an itchy problem.

more
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Aerations are a very popular service in the lawn care world! Many claim that an aeration is the secret weapon to a beautiful lawn in Oklahoma. But what is an aeration? Why would you need one?

more
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Stickers/Goat heads/Sandburs are an annual grassy weed that, if left alone, WILL cause havoc in your lawn. Stickers germinate in the spring and continue to be a nuisance during the summer until the first hard freeze.

more
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Pre-emergent season has arrived in Oklahoma! And the crowds cheer (O.K. maybe only in my head). But these pre-emergent applications are the back-bone to all weed control programs. Pre-emergents keep a lot of weeds from coming up in the Spring and early Summer.

more
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Whew!

We finally made it through 2021, y'all! Have you started your New Year's resolution yet? If not, don't feel bad, you are NOT alone! A new study says that about 1 out of 5 people are "chronic procrastinators" (according to Dr. Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University and a leading international researcher in the study of procrastination at DePaul’s Center for Social, Personality and Community Research).

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This is my favorite time of year. The leaves trade their green coats for yellow, orange and red ones. This is also the most important time of year to fertilize your trees and shrubs and show them some extra love!

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Info About Bermuda Grass:

  • The most popular grass in Oklahoma for sunny areas is Bermuda
  • But Bermuda grass does NOT grow well in shady areas (under trees or sides shaded by the house)
  • SOLUTION: fescue grass is popular in Oklahoma for shady areas of the lawn
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You give your lawn plenty of love throughout the year. But trees and shrubs need love too!

Here are our tips and treatments to give your trees and shrubs some well-needed love.

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