Lawn Weed Control Services
Kill the Weeds, Then Defend Against Them With a Healthy Lawn
If you’re seeing weeds that just don’t want to go away, this is typically because they are growing on a vine that runs along the soil’s surface. Often, you will notice that the initial starting point for growth is in your garden or flower bed, or it may even be coming under the fence from a neighbor’s yard. Let’s take a look at some of the most common offenders that will require lawn weed control.
Ground Ivy (also known as Creeping Charlie) has rounded, scalloped leaves about the size of a quarter. Light blue to purple flowers will bloom in April to July.
Also known as Speedwell, this plant loves moist soils where its oval, bright green leaves with scalloped edges thrive. It also has tiny white flowers with lavender edges.
Wild Violet leaves are dark green with a rounded, heart shaped look. Flowers bloom from April to June and can be white, purple, yellow or a combination of all.
The popular Clover favors many shapes and sizes, but perhaps most common is the White Clover. Its 3 leaflets and globe-like white flowers grow from May to September.
The growth habit of these plants make them less susceptible to common weed control products. This ‘viney’ growth habit coupled with their small leaves do not permit very much herbicide to come in contact with the plant initially. A thick waxy cuticle then repels any herbicide that may come in contact with it. Combined, these growth habits allow these plants to withstand normal applications of weed control products and continue to thrive.
The best defense against any kind of weed invasion is to plan a lawn weed control approach to maintain a strong, healthy lawn. At Contender’s, we have chosen to use the best weed control products available and, unlike simply using 2,4-D, we rely on a newer class of weed control that attacks the top growth, its crown or epicenter, and then goes after the roots and stolons in such an effective way that no weed has a chance to persist. We also apply lawn weed control services and products in the safest manner possible, which means we aren’t blanket spraying year-round when it isn’t needed. We combat weeds via careful spot treating with effective, long-lasting results.