Maintaining a lush and healthy lawn means keeping it free of weeds, all year long. Weeds are opportunistic, quick-growing plants. They grow quicker than grass, take up more space, and rob your grass of valuable nutrients and sunlight. The best way to get a healthy lawn is to get control of the weeds. The best way to control weeds is to get ahead of them. These fall weed control tips will help you get rid of weeds, block new weeds from growing, and protect your lawn from next spring’s weeds.
The reason why we have weeds in the fall (like we haven’t already had enough) is because this is the time of year when broadleaf weeds have a second bloom. This diverse type of aggressive weeds comes in many forms. The trait they all share is a thick, broad leaf with a large main vein running down the center, with smaller veins branching off from there. Fall is full of broadleaf weeds.
Post-emergent broadleaf weed control is a way to eliminate the broadleaf weeds that have already started growing in your lawn. Stop these nutrient-stealing pests from taking hold of your lawn. For A post-emergent broadleaf weed control will help you clear out these pesky weeds. This will give your grass more access to sunlight, water, and nutrients, making for a healthier and happier lawn.
At the end of the growing season, weeds will go to seed. That is, they’ll drop their seeds in your lawn, where they will overwinter until next spring. That’s when they will rise again to plague your lawn. Let’s not let that happen. The key is pre-emergent weed control.
Pre-emergent weed control is typically a spray that only works on weeds before they sprout. It creates a barrier over the seeds of those nasty weeds, neutralizing them so they won’t ever sprout. This service is best when performed at the end of fall and at the beginning of spring. That way you are neutralizing all of the seeds that have overwintered in your yard, freeing your grass to grow thick and strong.
These weed control tips will help keep your lawn weed-free going into winter. The best way to keep weeds out of your lawn, for good, is to keep your lawn healthy. Here at TruGreen, we have expert technicians and premium lawn care programs to give your lawn what it needs when it needs it.