Weeds are an unwelcome sight for any homeowner. Even a single weed can disrupt the appearance of a well-maintained lawn, and new weeds are usually quick to follow.
As weeds spread across your lawn, they compete for the sunlight and nutrients that your grass needs to flourish. Unfortunately, watering and mowing only speeds up their growth. But you don’t have to let weeds ruin your otherwise great lawn. With weed control and pre-emergent weed control programs from Lawn Doctor, you’ll be able to get rid of the most common and most stubborn weeds in your area. Our lawn care specialists are experts in the weeds native to your region and the weed removal treatments that work best to keep them away for good. Read on to learn more about our lawn weed control services and treatment plans, including pre-emergent weed control that can help stop weeds before they even begin to grow.
Our Weed Control Services
We have 50 years of experience in dealing with weeds and plants, so we know all of the tips and tricks to deliver the best lawn treatment for weeds. Our lawn weed control programs start with a comprehensive assessment of the weed issues threatening your lawn. Our experts deal with hundreds of different species of weeds and plants, and they understand the factors that go into weed infestations, including your lawn’s health, the soil, and local growing conditions. We use this expertise and experience to create a custom treatment plan for your lawn, making sure your lawn gets the weed control it needs. Guaranteed!
Identifying Lawn Weeds
One of the most important steps of controlling lawn weeds is to identify exactly what types of weeds are invading your lawn in the first place. Once this is known, a lawn care plan of action can be put into place. Our weed control treatments are designed to tackle the full range of weed species and weed types that may be growing in your turfgrass. The more we control the weeds, the better your lawn will look and feel. With our weed treatment for lawn, your local Lawn Doctor can help you treat many kinds of unwanted weeds and plants commonly found in the grass:
- Grassy Weeds: These weeds thrive under the same conditions as your lawn’s grass, so they are a fairly common sight in most yards.
- Examples: crabgrass, goosegrass, and yellow foxtail.
- Broadleaf Weeds: Broadleaf weeds are easier to treat, have wider leaves, and often flower.
- Examples: thistles, dandelions, wild violets, and clovers.
- Warm-Season Weeds: These weeds thrive during warm summer months.
- Examples: crabgrass, spurge, and nutsedge
- Cool-Season Weeds: Cool-season weeds are most widespread in the cooler months during the spring and fall.
- Examples: dandelions, chickweed, and white clover
- Annual Weeds: Annual weeds die off naturally at the end of their yearly growing cycle, but they can sprout 4-5 times before that happens. It is best to use a pre-emergent herbicide in late August or early September to help prevent their growth and to stop the seeds from germinating in the fall.
- Examples: Annual Bluegrass, crabgrass, foxtail
- Perennial Weeds: Unlike annual weeds, these pesky weeds come back year after year until treated or removed.
- Examples: quackgrass, bindweed, and purple and yellow nutsedge
In almost all cases, it’s not enough to simply pull weeds out of your grass or garden. While it may appear that the entire weed has been removed, if even a tiny part of the weed root is still in the ground, then it will still have the chance to grow in the soil and sprout a new weed in the future. Our lawn care experts will be on hand to make sure that all your lawn weeds are fully eliminated, leaving behind a pristine yard with beautiful grass.
Lawn Doctor’s Weed Treatment Plan
Lawn Doctor isn’t just a weed control company; we’re all about treating the whole lawn and ensuring healthy grass growth. In addition to implementing lawn treatment for weeds, building up a healthy, thick lawn with proper feeding, watering, and mowing is a great way to block out and prevent future lawn weeds from taking hold. Either way, getting rid of weeds is the first step. As mentioned above, our lawn care experts examine your yard to create a weed control plan customized to your lawn’s exact needs.
To get that perfectly lush, green look you want, this l plan features year-round care that includes anywhere from 6 to 8 treatments that care for and feed your lawn. Every yard is different, but our experts have the knowledge and skill set to create a unique treatment plan individually tailored to your lawn to ensure the best results. Our weed treatment plan involves not only proper and effective weed management but also an emphasis on lawn fertilization for healthy grass. In the end, you’ll have a beautiful yard you can enjoy throughout the year. Guaranteed!
Prevention is often the key to long-lasting health in a lawn or garden. When it comes to invasive plant life, it’s always better to stop weeds by using a pre-emergent weed killer or herbicide product before they sprout rather than waiting until after they’ve sprouted and had a chance to set roots, grow stronger and go to seed. Pre-emergent treatments keep grass healthy by protecting it against invasive broadleaf weeds. With pre-emergent weed control from Lawn Doctor, your yard and garden will be protected against a wide range of weeds year-round. This type of lawn weed prevention involves the application of routine preventative treatments. Using this approach to stop weed growth before seeds have the chance to take root and grow can help you avoid an ongoing battle with weeds in your lawn.
Get Started with Lawn Doctor Weed Control Today
Weeds are always popping up in your grass or garden when you’re not looking. Even one patch of crabgrass can act as a blight on what would otherwise be a spotless yard. Worse yet, just one patch is all the foothold needed for this aggressive weed to spread across your lawn if you don’t have a proper plan in place. You don’t have to learn to live with a yard full of weeds. Going the DIY weed control route is an option, but it’s also a big commitment that will require a lot of education and products, such as expensive weed sprays. When you choose Lawn Doctor for your lawn weed control, you get an expert application of the right product for your lawn’s needs, every time.
Call your regional Lawn Doctor today at 1-800-845-0580 for more information or to get started with a FREE weed control treatment estimate.