Summer is supposed to be the season for enjoying your lawn. That’s hard to do when weeds are spreading throughout it. Not only do they look bad, but they can seriously impact the overall health of your lawn. And if you’re like many homeowners in the Toms River area, it’s broadleaf weeds – like dandelion – that are getting out of control in your yard. It might be time to consider getting help from the lawn weed control professionals at Lawn Doctor of the Jersey Shore.
So what exactly are these kinds of weeds and how can you stop them? Lawn Doctor of the Jersey Shore explains.
In the U.S., most weeds fall under two categories: broadleaf and grassy. Grassy, such as crabgrass, look like actual grass. Broadleaf, on the other hand, typically have broader leaves and some can even flower. Think wild violet. Other types of broadleaf weeds include thistle, chickweed and chicory. With their wide leaf structure, broadleaf weeds also look very different from grass, so are easy to spot.
For some Toms River area homeowners, certain broadleaf weeds are welcome and desirable. For instance, wild sunflowers are an example of a broadleaf weed you might keep in your yard. However, other types are more of a nuisance and can actually be dangerous, like poison ivy and ragweed, which trigger allergic reactions.
Now that you know what types of weeds are broadleaf, how can you control and prevent them? The best way to ensure your lawn is as weed-free as possible is to keep your turf healthy. When soil is nutrient-rich and grass roots are deep and strong, your lawn can naturally overpower stubborn weeds and keep them from taking over.
When it comes to applying herbicides, though, you need to be careful. Some broadleaf weeds are annuals, while others are perennials. That means they have varying life cycles and need to be treated at different times of the year. In addition, weeds in different stages of development – whether pre-emergent or post-emergent – require distinct strategies. That’s why, oftentimes, lawn weed control is best left to a professional.
Get Help from the Toms River Area’s Lawn Weed Control Experts
Homeowners from Toms River, as well as Eatontown, Brick and beyond choose our lawn weed control services for one simple reason: we deliver exceptional results. We start the process by identifying the exact broadleaf weeds you have in your lawn, developing a customized weed control plan, and applying treatments using our state-of-the-art, proprietary equipment. With Lawn Doctor of the Jersey Shore, you can get stubborn weeds under control and keep them from coming back.
Our lawn weed control services are available to homeowners in Toms River, Eatontown, Brick, Spring Lake, Wall Township, Manasquan and South Monmouth Shore, NJ. To schedule your free consultation, please call Lawn Doctor of the Jersey Shore today at 732.797.2405.