A healthy lawn will fend off weeds on its own. Thick grass effectively blocks out much of the sunlight that weeds need to grow. Our strategy is focused on growing a healthy lawn instead of blanket herbicide use. For weeds that find a way, it’s easier to keep them from spreading if you catch them early before roots grow deep and flowers become seeds. Here are some tips for the top three weeds we hear about and more on the Sunday approach below.
Nature designed these daisy-like weeds to survive. Their roots can reach up to 10 inches long which does not make getting rid of them any easier. This all goes back to one of our favorite things to tell you: the best way to stop them from taking over your yard is to ensure that your lawn’s soil is healthy (we test that for you with the soil kit in your first shipment) because dandelions are attracted to bare spots.
How to get rid of Dandelions:
Crabgrass is especially troublesome becuase it invades a lawn and then does not allow other plants to grow. It’s crucial to ensure that you don’t let the seeds of these weeds germinate. Which comes down to maintaining a healthier, strong lawn.
How to get rid of Crabgrass:
They’re a problematic, persistent vining plant that weaves its way across lawns and gardens as well as fences—pretty much anything in its path. It’s root system is tough to kill and can survive its vines being cut or treated with herbicide.
How to get rid of Bindweed:
We know not every lawn is the same. You have a unique piece of land.
That’s why our plans are tailored to your climate, soil, and lawn. Each plan contains the nutrients your lawn needs to build healthy soil and boost grass growth. We focus on nutrients because we want to help reduce the use of toxic pesticides and harsh chemicals. Plus, growing a strong, healthy lawn is the most effective way to combat weeds and most other lawn issues in the long run.
There are thousands of weeds out there. Some are local to your area; some are widespread and well known. The highest priority weeds to stay on top of in your lawn are ones that spread aggressively or die off mid-season leaving bare spots behind.
Here are two questions to help you identify how Sunday weed control add-ons can help with the weeds you find in your lawn:
Is it a broadleaf weed?
If your weed has leaves rather than grass like blades, it’s likely a broadleaf weed. Our Dandelion Doom is designed to address broadleaf weeds. To make it even more effective use a trowel to split open the weed’s root.
It is a grassy weed?
If your weed has leaves that look like blades of grass, it’s likely a grassy weed. Our Weed Warrior is built to break down grassy weeds from the inside out. It also is effective on many broadleaf varieties. Use carefully; Weed Warrior can’t tell the difference between your grass and a weed.