Common Spring Weeds and How to Get Rid of Them
One weed can quickly grow into several weeds. Weeds can take over your yard, robbing your grass of the water and nutrients it needs to thrive; this can cause brown spots or patches to form, or the weeds can become so numerous that all you see is weeds, rather than blades of grass. Learning how to remove weeds properly can help keep your lawn lush and green this spring and summer. Here are three common spring weeds and tips on how to get rid of them.
One of the most common spring weeds to grow in your yard is a dandelion. This is a bright yellow flower that looks harmless but can be harmful to your yard. This flower has a root system that grows two to three feet deep, which causes it to kill your grass. The best way to prevent dandelions from growing in your yard is to keep your grass lush and full. This doesn't give dandelions the space they need to grow. If they are already present in your yard, a weed control product can help to kill them. Hand pulling these weeds is rarely effective unless you pull out both the weed and the entire root system.
Crabgrass is a weed that forms a circular pattern that resembles the legs and body of a crab. This type of weed prefers to grow in dry, brown patches. As such, preventing these dry, brown patches from forming can help to prevent crabgrass from establishing itself in your yard. Watering your yard and seeding the yard annually can help to solve this problem. Once crabgrass has established itself in your yard, pre-emergent herbicides are the best course of action for stopping this weed. These herbicides are sprayed yearly before crabgrass begins to take over. This is because the seeds can live for years and once you've had a problem with crabgrass, the likelihood of having another is very high.
White clover grows fairly low to the ground. It features three layers or tear-shaped leaflets that are white with a brownish center. The best way to prevent this type of weed from thriving in your yard is to fertilize your yard, as this plant thrives in low nitrogen soil. If it has already begun to grow in your yard, you can either hand pull each weed out or use a herbicide to spray and kill the weeds. However, keep in mind that the seeds can lay dormant in your yard for years. As such, once your yard has been infested with this weed, you will likely have to combat it year after year.
Are weeds taking over your lawn? Meyers Green Services can help. We have the experience and know-how to get rid of common and uncommon weeds that are taking over your yard. Call us today to request your consultation and be on your way to a healthy, green lush yard.