Weeds are plants growing where they are not wanted or simply, plants growing out of place. Weed control in a lawn begins with a healthy, vigorous, dense stand of turf. Without sunlight, many weed seedlings cannot survive. An attractive, weed-free lawn can bring a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment to the homeowner.
Regular mowing and proper fertilization during late fall and spring improves the appearance of turf areas and reduces the competition weeds provide, but does not eliminate them from the turf. Chemical control with with selective herbicides in others will remove weeds from the turfgrass. Our certified technicians can treat any weed problems that may develop in your lawn.
Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) also known as Creeping Charlie, is an aggressive, low-growing, perennial invader of lawns, vegetable gardens, and flower beds. It thrives in moist, shady areas, as well as sunny locations.
The dandelion is a winter perennial. Dandelions have a thick fleshy tap root which often branches. New plants come from the root and root segments. Leaves form in a rosette, are deeply lobed, with the lobes pointing toward the base. Both the leaves and flower stems contain a white milky fluid.
Do not try to remove dandelions by hand. Not removing the taproot, in its entirety can cause new plants to sprout from root sections. We use selective herbicide application timed after germination for easy control.