Is your lawn in need of some serious weed control? What is a weed, actually? According to Wikipedia, a weed is a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation, “a plant in the wrong place”. Weeds detract from the beauty of lawns due to the contrast in color and texture between the grass plants you want and the weeds you don’t. In addition, weeds compete with the desired grass plants for available water and nutrients, usually resulting in thinning of desirable plant cover. When weed control is the issue, contact Guardian Lawn Care for the solution.
Weed Control for a Healthy Lawn
Guardian Lawn Care, a division of Guardian Management Company, utilizes various herbicides and chemicals to rid your lawn of weeds, dependent on the situation and severity.
- Pre-Emergent—Pre-Emergent herbicides are to prevent the germination of seeds. This application is used to prevent Crabgrass in summer months. It is applied in spring and fall and will not affect any established turfgrasses.
- Round-Up—Round Up is used to kill any grass and/or weed in desired area for a period of time.
- Sterilant—Sterilant is used to kill any grass and/or weed with the intention of keeping ground bare for periods up to one year.
Trained in Recognizing Types of Weeds and Best Prevention Methods
The crews of Guardian Lawn Care are extensively trained to recognize the types of weeds in a lawn and know the best methods of weed control and prevention. By definition, a weed is any plant that is growing where you do not want it to grow. Flowers growing in the lawn or grass growing in the flower bed would be considered weeds. Botanically, there are three types of weeds:
- Broadleaf such as dandelion;
- Grassy such as crabgrass; and
- Grass-like such as wild onion.
Weed seeds exist in almost all lawns and gardens, and spread in a number of ways…dispersed by wind, water, animals, soil amendments, poor quality grass seed and lawn and garden equipment. Weed seeds can remain dormant for years before they begin to grow. They must first reach the soil’s surface and receive the right amount of sunlight and moisture before they can germinate.
Contact Guardian Lawn Care when weeds become a problem in your lawn or flower beds.