Lawn Care Tips
Did You Know:
Weeds compete with grass and desirable plants for water, nutrients and sunlight? With thick, healthy grass, weeds will be choked out and won’t have a place to establish themselves in your lawn. While it’s true that a few weeds can be pulled up by hand, because of their deep tap roots, many will grow right back.
Most weeds fall into one of two categories: annual or perennial.
Annual weeds complete their life cycle in only one season. However, they produce seeds at the end of the growing season to ensure future weed populations. Pre-emergent herbicides are the best defense to inhibit their germination.
Perennial weeds will survive for many growing seasons once established in the landscape. They reproduce through seeds and underground structures. The most effective way to deal with perennial weeds is with post-emergent herbicides.
Most weeds also breakdown into either broadleaf or grassy categories.
Broadleaf weeds are seen in many shapes and sizes, and like the name implies, they are generally more wide than the narrower and longer
Grassy weeds that you see in your lawn. As a general rule, most grassy weed herbicides will not control broadleaf weeds and vice versa.
Nutsedge is a unique weed in that it is neither broadleaf nor grassy. It falls under the category of a sedge. Sedges are difficult to control as they form underground nutlets containing food reserves for their survival. Treatments provide control of the shoots and leaves above ground, but sedges may require multiple applications due to their ability to regenerate from below the ground.