“All I Want In My Lawn is Grass. Is That So Wrong?”

“My lawn is full of dandelions and I hate them,” Caroline said. “My sister Stephanie – she’s kind of a hippie – tells me I should celebrate them. Make dandelion wine. Put the leaves in my salad. I tell her to come over and take them all out of my yard for her celebrations, but she doesn’t do that. I just want them gone. Is that so wrong?”

You can have a dandelion-free lawn! One of the nice things about owning your own home is you can have your yard look the way that makes you happy. If your sister wants a lawn full of dandelions, clovers and bees, that’s her prerogative. If you want a lush, verdant carpet of green grass surrounding your home, your Pembroke MA lawn care service is here to make that happen for you.

There are three elements to keeping a yard full of green, healthy grass and free from dandelions, clovers, and even broad-leafed weeds like crabgrass.

The first is fertilization. Think of fertilization like nutrition for your grass. Grass is like a high performance athlete: to give you its best performance, it needs a carefully balanced diet rich in minerals and nutrients.

The second is pre-emergent weed control. Pre-emergent means before a weed surfaces in your yard. Pre-emergent weed control targets seeds below the soil, eliminating them at the root level. This is really one of the most effective ways to get that dandelion issue under control.

The third element is weed control treatment for crabgrass and broadleafed weeds. Annual weeds such as crabgrass need to be eliminated from the yard before they set seed for effective weed control. You can’t just mow the crabgrass away. In the Pembroke region, between 6-8 treatments are required to cover the entirety of the growing season.

All three essential elements of a lush, green yard full of healthy grass are provided for in Lawn Doctor’s Fertilization and Weed Plan. If you have questions or want to find out pricing, give us a call. We’re happy to give you all the information you need.