Total vegetation control (TVC) is one of the many professional services offered by Jay-Lan Lawn Care to residential and commercial customers in the Sioux City and tri-state area. Wherever you want zero growth to occur – parking lots, fence lines, etc. – TVC is the answer. This service is typically applied in the Spring, but application is available any time of year depending on a customer’s specific needs.

What Is Total Vegetation Control?

TVC is a systemic herbicide that works in a pre-emergent or post-emergent capacity. TVC destroys unwanted vegetation such as annual and perennial weeds, woody brush, and trees. It’s also an ideal solution for non-cropland sites like:

  • Curb lines
  • Parking lots
  • Driveways
  • Building edges
  • Landscape beds
  • Pool enclosures
  • Fence lines
  • Sidewalks and Walkways

TVC is also effective in rangeland and grass pastures, as well as for maintaining or establishing wildlife openings.

TVC is effective against most annual and perennial grasses and broadleaf weeds, along with many brush and vine species. Within the treatment areas, TVC also provides residual control of labeled weeds that germinate. Post-emergence is the most common application for TVC, particularly for perennial weeds. For maximum effect, weeds should be growing vigorously at post-emergence application and the spray solution should include a surfactant.

TVC can be applied on the ground or aerially, in broad quantities or as a low-volume spot treatment. TVC controls vegetation by absorption through leaves, stems, and roots. Most plants treated with TVC cease growing soon after treatment, but in some plants chlorosis and tissue necrosis may not be visible until two weeks after application. A complete kill of plants may take several weeks.

When To Use Total Vegetation Control

Whether you’re pouring a new driveway, installing a new patio, or clearing weeds and brush along a retaining wall, TVC is the ideal long-term solution for more than 150 varieties of grasses, weeds, brush, vines, and trees. TVC is rain-resistant after two hours, and its extra weed-killing power means that anything it touches stays dead for up to a year. It remains in the soil, preventing new growth from surviving.


When you entrust TVC application to an experienced local lawn care company like ours, you’re assured of getting the right amount of coverage for the required surface area. Our expertise allows us to quickly determine the right dilution, the right volume of spray, and the proper speed of application. There’s a fine line between over- and under-application, and getting everything right the first time means we’ve maximized our time and resources, and kept the project well within your budget.

Jay-Lan Lawn Care has served the Sioux City and Tri-state Area for over 40 years, and our experience is especially invaluable when dealing with powerful herbicides like TVC. Our technicians are well-versed not just in lawn chemicals and pesticides, but also regional climate, local soil, and regional growing seasons. With this level of knowledge, we’re able to avoid dangerous lawn-chemical mistakes while staying on-time and on-budget.

Get Total Vegetation Control Today

Don’t let weed problems get any worse. Call the lawn care experts at Jay-Lan Lawn care today at (712) 252-5252 to discuss your free estimate on total vegetation control, and our weed control options. Wherever you want zero growth, we’ll deliver.