Now that spring is in the air, many of us are faced with a familiar sight: weeds in our lawns. For condo owners, it can be a constant battle as you struggle to keep your grounds looking great and presenting a good impression.
What is Fiesta Weed Control?
Fiesta is an iron-based herbicide that burns off the foliage of select weed varieties. Using a spray application, Fiesta is applied to your lawn, but won’t hurt the grass.
In Ontario, many pesticides are banned for cosmetic use on lawns, but Fiesta is one of the only products allowed for your lawn.
Is Fiesta Safe for Pets & People?
Fiesta is not only safe for your grass, but it’s also safe for pets and people. Fiesta is considered to be a very low-risk product. Once applied, Fiesta normally dries up within three hours. Within the three hours, you may notice light staining if you have walked through the treated area. This staining can be easily removed with soap and water.
If children or grandchildren are running around the lawn, you can rest easy knowing that they won’t suffer from rashes, itchy skin, or any other health concerns from playing in it, and pets won’t be in danger if they ingest grass after it’s been treated. Everyone can continue to play on the lawn as normal!
How Is Fiesta Applied?
Fiesta needs to be applied by a licensed spray technician. Your lawn will likely need to be treated three times a year, in May, June and September. You may notice that weeds start to come back after the first application, which is why it requires some follow-up treatments.
While it’s not as effective as previous pesticides (which are now banned in the province of Ontario), it will make your lawn look markedly better than if you skipped a weed killer altogether.
When Should I Use Fiesta?
In the spring, you should assess your lawn’s condition. If it looks really damaged after the long winter months, we recommend a Fiesta treatment in combination with slit-seeding your lawn. This two-pronged approach can help prevent weeds from coming back and keep your lawn looking green and healthy.
TLC’s hardworking maintenance professionals are certified in the application of Fiesta weed control on your lawn. Learn more about our summer maintenance services that can help keep your condo property looking its best!