If you’re like most local homeowners across the Roanoke, VA area, you want the likes of dandelion, crabgrass, and other interlopers to stay out of the picture with effective lawn weed control. But what if your best efforts aren’t working? It could be due to other weaknesses in your lawn. For instance, some of the most common problems that cause weeds include watering and mowing incorrectly, soil compaction and poor drainage, excessive thinning in spots, and nutrient deficiencies or other soil quality issues. What should you do?
To avoid these and other challenges, it’s important to create a treatment plan. Part of it includes proper identification of weeds, as well as pre- and post-emergent applications. But it also includes dealing with contributing factors, so the infestation doesn’t return. This includes by:
- Assessing the condition of your soil to look for issues, like compaction and nutrient gaps. When the base your yard grows in is healthy and well-balanced, roots can develop deeper and grass can sprout up thicker, providing more weed resistance.
- Mowing your grass to the right height, never removing more than a third each time. Otherwise, it will limit your lawn’s energy reserves, as well as allow weed seedlings to absorb more sunlight and water.
- Watering deeply and infrequently to promote deeper roots. Light watering, on the other hand, encourages a shallow root system, putting your entire lawn at risk.
- Seeding your lawn in bare spots and thinning areas. This will help to improve turf density and create conditions where weeds can’t break through.
When you have a more favorable growing environment in your yard, defenses and stress tolerance will be stronger. That means you can say good-bye to serious infestations of not only weeds, but other invaders, like pests and diseases.
Roanoke’s Lawn Weed Control Team: Leave the Job to Us!
Targeting and suppressing weeds is one of those lawn care tasks that’s ongoing. If you’d rather leave it to local lawn weed control experts, turn to Lawn Doctor of the Roanoke Valley. For homeowners who don’t want to think twice about it, we recommend our annual Lawn Maintainer program, which provides pre- and post-emergent weed treatments packaged with regular applications of fertilizer, too. This combination forces weeds out, while fueling healthier growth for a flourishing lawn.
To learn more, call Lawn Doctor of the Roanoke Valley today at (540) 345-0530 for a free consultation. In addition to Roanoke, VA, our lawn weed control services are offered across the Salem, Vinton, Blue Ridge, Daleville, and Cloverdale areas.