You want to be able to enjoy your lush, green lawn, without unsightly weeds taking up your view and eating up your lawn’s nutrients. That is why proper weed control is a critical part of having a great lawn you can enjoy.
At Lawn Doctor we offer effective weed control treatments for all types of lawns, to eradicate weeds and help you take your lawn back. Call your local Lawn Doctor to learn more.
Why lawn weed control matters
A weed is simply an unwanted plant that can grow in your lawn, your garden, or any place with dirt on your property. The more weeds you have, the less room there is for your lawn to grow. These weeds spread throughout the landscape and can do serious damage if not treated the right way. Your local Lawn Doctor professional can help with what needs to be done to protect your yard from future weed infestations.
The two main types of lawn weeds
Generally speaking, weeds that show up on lawns in the United States fall into two main categories: broadleaf weeds and grassy weeds.
Broadleaf weeds generally have wider leaves and include things like dandelion, chickweed, purslane, and clover. While some broadleaf weeds may flower, and look like pretty plants, the way dandelions, wild violet, and henbit do, that does not mean that they are not weeds.
The second type of weed is the grassy weed, such as crabgrass. One of the problems with grassy weeds is that they grow under the very same conditions as regular grass does, so treating your lawn could inadvertently end up growing the weeds as well. Thus, it is important to talk to your local Lawn Doctor expert on how to treat grassy weeds.
Annual vs. perennial weeds
One size does not fit all when it comes to weed prevention and removal. That is because weeds can either be annual – growing season is one year or less, or perennial – weeds continue over multiple seasons. Generally speaking, annual weeds start with a seed brought into your lawn via birds, or the wind, or even yourself – weed seeds could inadvertently hitch a ride on you. These annual weeds can grow multiple times in one year.
Perennial weeds establish roots in your lawn, and can last for multiple seasons. Getting rid of them can be tough, because they need to be removed entirely, including the full roots, or they will just keep on growing.
Different weeds grow in different seasons – and in different climates
Just like lawns, weeds can fall into cool-season and warm-season types, growing best during certain times of year. In addition, when it comes to controlling lawn weeds, different weeds are a nuisance in different parts of the country. As there are literally hundreds of different kinds of weeds, effective treatments could vary. There are also different times of year in which you may want to treat your lawn for weeds, as there is no one set time that works for all weeds when it comes to weed control.
Lawn Doctor’s weed control is second to none
When it comes to controlling weeds on your lawn, our expert technicians can help. We do pre-emergent weed control – killing the weeds before they get a foothold on the lawn. As one of the top weed control companies, your Lawn Doctor professional can also identify weeds that are already on the lawn, and get rid of them so that they are no longer a problem. We also have preventative weed control measures that can help prevent weeds from starting to grow on the lawn.
At Lawn Doctor we know that really getting rid of weeds can be a daunting task, especially if its crabgrass, dandelions, or if some of the other less known types of weeds, have landed on your lawn. That is why we offer the best weed control services to get rid of those weeds for good.