Even the most beautiful lawn is likely to have weeds appear at some point. Keeping a lawn “weed-free” takes more than just having a couple of herbicide treatments each year. Nature finds ways to make sure something starts growing in any lawn that has become too thin. Bare patches of soil quickly fill up with broadleaf and grassy weeds of all sorts. That’s why a healthy, thick stand of grass is the very best weed prevention there is.
Below are a few facts you should know in winning your war with lawn weeds.
All about weeds. The two basic kinds of weeds in most lawns are broadleaf and grasses. Dandelions and clover are broadleaf weeds, while crabgrass is a grassy type. There are also perennial and annual weeds with very different life cycles. Summer weeds have a thick, waxy coating that makes them the toughest to control. We have specialized approaches for controlling the various types of weeds common to lawns.
Mow high. Longer grass cuts off the light and warmth weeds need.
Water. Whenever weed control is applied, the results are much better when the weeds are actively growing. So, water if necessary at treatment time.
Regular fertilization is the best way to produce a healthy, thick stand of grass that can fight off invading weeds.
Working together, we can keep your lawn beautiful and healthy while keeping most of the weeds out, too. Please give us a call at 804-798-0492 with any questions you may have about weeds or any other lawn concerns.