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To Dye Or Not To Dye

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.

When I am traveling out of state, I am often asked "WHY do some companies in Oklahoma spray the fake green or blue dye onto lawns? I normally laugh and explain that it is mainly a marketing technique to remind neighbors that it is time to get their lawn sprayed for pre-emergents. (I often relate it to how I used to keep the oven door cracked when I had the broil setting on. One year my grown daughter asked me why I had the oven door open. I laughed -- because my mother and grandmother always did it that way.)

At Irish Green Lawn Care we want to challenge the reasoning behind using green dye and give you some information on WHY Irish Green Lawn Care does NOT use dye.

A lot of our customers have pets. Take a look at the green dog below. While we know that brightly dyed hair is currently in style, we are assuming you aren’t necessarily wanting a bright green fur friend walking around in your house on your nice clean carpet.


Green dye has no benefit for your lawn or soil. Why apply green dye to the lawn when it adds no nutritional benefits and proves nothing except that green dye was put on your lawn.

Cracks in sidewalks and driveways. Our technicians spray the cracks in the sidewalks, driveways, and right up to the fence line. Additionally, we train our technicians to "trim around the edges of the lawn", where weeds often appear first. After all, the grass is supposed to be green, not your driveway!


Another popular question - "So if you aren’t using green dye, how can I know that you actually treated my lawn?” or “How does your technician know which areas he has sprayed and which he hasn’t?”

Each of our technicians are trained to notice the light natural tint of the treatment so that they can ensure that they’ve sprayed your entire yard. We also train them to see their own footprints in your lawn. When you spray lawns all day, it is easy to learn how to see what you have or have not treated.

However, we understand and want all of our customers to feel confident that their entire lawn has been treated and treated well. So we guarantee our services with a free service call, if it is ever needed. More specifically this time of year with our cold temps, after two weeks since your last treatment, you should be able to see the weeds curling or turning brown. But if you don't see this, we will gladly retreat those weeds and address your concerns at no charge. Oh..and our customers LOVE this new feature... after EVERY application, we will send you a quick email asking you to let us know if you're completely happy with each application!

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For more information or to get on the SCHEDULE for Irish Green's Weed Control Service:

Call or email our office at

(405)794-LAWN (5296)

Sincerely, Kendra Whitthorne

And the entire team at Irish Green Lawn Care