Weed Control in My Yard
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Kerry Tai - December 5, 2013

After years of finding the perfect home, you just want to relax and enjoy the comfort of having a beautiful landscape and lawn, but something seems odd.  There are random small plants growing on your lawn.  As you take a closer look, these plants seem to spread and create patches everywhere. What are they? How can we control them?

What is a weed?

A weed is a plant out of place.  There are plenty of variations of weeds. You might not be able to tell the difference now, but in identifying lawn weeds there are two general categories.

Grassy weeds are weeds such as crabgrass and goosegrass. The grassy weeds can come in on a yearly basis from seeds. In order to prevent the appearance of grassy weeds, you must apply a pre-emergent barrier in the early spring before soil temperatures reach 65 degrees. If these weeds become strongly developed into the roots, they will be harder to remove due to maturity.

Broadleaf weeds are weeds such as dandelions and chickweed. These weeds cannot be prevented. Once broadleaf weeds are present, they can be controlled accordingly.

Do weeds damage my lawn?

Lawn weeds can be seen as beautiful side-plants or in most cases, weeds are a widespread nightmare on your lawn. Regardless of how you perceive your weeds, weeds are competing with your other valuable plantings for ground moisture and nutrients.  If you desire to have great curb appeal, weed control is highly suggested to keep weeds from spreading around.

Weeds compete with your grass for light, moisture, and space. Weed control is important to help your lawn restore the proper health it needs to grow properly. Controlling weeds help reduce pollen, clover, and other flowering weeds. By reducing the amount of pollen and clover, fewer bees will be flying around your lawn. Bee stings are dangerous and weed control can help prevent bee stings from happening!

How can I control the weeds?

Weed control is the most difficult chore in lawn care. Keeping a weed-free lawn is an endless battle. There are many different type of weeds, so it is important to identify the type of weed that is on your lawn. If you plan on grabbing some gardening gloves and controlling the weeds yourself, go to WeedAlert.com to identify your weeds and tips on controlling them.

Be sure to always follow the product’s label instructions and keep minimum activity on the lawn after weed control application. It is recommended to stay off your lawn after treatment for at least 24 hours. You certainly do not want chemicals to get on your kids and pets!

Lawn Doctor Weed Control

Tugging and digging at your weeds may be good exercise, but its hard work, and is not as effective as a lawn care professional service. Many times the roots of the weed remain in the soil and soon sprout new ones. To better understand about weed control, view the “Weed Control-Lawn Doctor Tips” video below. Contact Lawn Doctor Today!