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Weeds are the archnemesis of beautiful, green lawns. By definition, a weed is considered to be any plant that grows where you do not want it to grow. Weed control exists because even the best-kept lawns can fall under attack from common weeds. Weeds are a common challenge when it comes to home landscaping and even the best gardeners and landscapers continually combat these persistent pests.

Weed seed can be transported via a multitude of channels including wind, water, animals, soil amendments, poor quality grass seed and lawn and garden equipment. Since weed seeds are transported through the wind and air, they can pollinate nearby grounds causing the weeds you thought you had killed to start to grow again. Weed seeds can remain dormant for several years before they begin to grow, considering need to reach the soil's surface and get proper sunlight and moisture before they germinate. The health of your lawn and its ability to sustain depends on the weeds that have grown and how you choose to respond to them. You are best equipped to fight weed invasion when you can identify common weeds and the ways to successfully get rid of them.

What is Weed Control?

Weed Control is the botanical component of pest control, which attempts to stop weeds, especially noxious or injurious weeds, from competing with desired flora and fauna, this includes domesticated plants and livestock, and in natural settings, it includes stopping non local species competing with native, local, species, especially so in reserves and heritage areas.

Types of Weeds

There are three main classifications of weeds:

  1. Annuals grow and produce seeds, then die within a single year. Some annuals may survive a second year in warmer climates. For annual weeds are the easiest to kill.
  2. Biennials live for two years. First year is vegetative development and the second year is flowering and seed development.
  3. Perennials live from season to season and produce seeds annually.

Weed Control Methods

By definition, weed control is a botanical component of pest control, that stops weeds from reaching a mature stage of growth when they could be harmful to domesticated plants, sometimes livestocks, by using manual techniques including soil cultivation, mulching and herbicides. The best way to prevent weeds may be to grow a plush and healthy lawn, but chances are they will still sprout. Fortunately, there are a few proven methods for reducing and controlling weeds.

Weed Control By Hand

Manually removing unwanted weeds by hand or with garden tools is the most selective and environmentally friendly way to control weeds. Here are some tips to keep in mind when using this weed control method:

Weed Control & Prevention By Herbicides

Since manual weed removal isn’t a practical method for large areas or places that are overgrown with weeds. In these cases, the best option may be to use herbicides. When done properly, herbicides are extremely effective at combating weed invasion and eliminating weeds. There are two types of herbicides:

Within these two categories, herbicides may also be selective or nonselective:

Lastly, herbicides are either pre-emergent or post-emergent and the timing of application is crucial. Application too late or early only wastes the herbicide.

Weed Identification & Characteristics

Flowers growing in the lawn or grass can be considered weeds. Botanically, there are three types of weeds:

  1. Broadleaf Weeds
    1. Identify It: Leaves are broad and flat (not grassy or needle-like)
    2. Examples: Dandelion, clover, ground ivy (creeping Charlie), oxalis, chickweed, dollarweed, henbit, plantain, thistle
  2. Grassy Weeds
    1. Identify It: It resembles grass in the way it looks and grows, one leaf at a time. Leaves look like grass blades.
    2. Examples: Crabgrass, foxtail, annual bluegrass, quackgrass
  3. Grass-like Weeds
    1. Identify It: It resembles grass in the way it looks and grows, one leaf at a time. Leaves look like grass blades.
    2. Examples: Crabgrass, foxtail, annual bluegrass, quackgrass

When it comes to combating weeds, the best defense is often a good offense. This means keeping your lawn thick and healthy to keep weeds from having room to grow. Here at Lawn Love we know just how hard it can be to keep weeds at bay. Our skilled, independent lawn pros have extensive weed control expertise and offer selective herbicide spot-treatments to stop even the most aggressive weeds. Don't let your lawn and garden fall prey to weeds. Give us a ring at 800-706-4117, or get a weed control quote online.

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